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  1. Layla

    I used to think the kindest people I knew were the people pleasers, until I realized a lot of that acquiescing behavior was a trauma response. Now, I believe the kindest people I know are the ones who have the courage to be honest with themselves and others, and stand up for what they believe.

    Kindness without honesty is manipulation.
    Honesty without kindness is brutality.

    2 years ago
  2. ADP

    My husband is the kindest person I know. He always has other peoples thoughts and feeling ahead of his own, even when wronged by others. Any decision or plan he has, he looks at how the other people involved will be impacted. His resilient attitude in his kindness is something to live by. I struggle when people have done me wrong or have a bad attitude, I find it very hard to show kindness towards them. I know I need to do better in this aspect of life. We never know what others are experiencing or going through at this time in their life.

    2 years ago
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    Gergana

    An ex, who would listen me and just be there with me. No matter what I said, it was like I was talking to a wall. In times it made me mad, but realising that someone was just listening and accepting me was groundbreaking.

    So advice, listen to people. Let them vent if they need to, don’t trow your “solutions” they need attention and feeling of acceptance, not a fix.

    2 years ago
  4. Malag

    Someone who is a teacher. She goes out of her way to help and cares how you are.

    2 years ago
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    Rakhee

    The kindest person I know is my Friend “Ananya “ , I feel cared for with her kindness

    2 years ago
  6. O.Christina

    My chief of the other department I am working for. He looks after his staff in an extraordinary caring way, which leads to a wholehearted engagement for our work. His loving-kind and honest being with us truly is a role model and the outcome of our shared efforts gives joy in return in many respects.

    2 years ago
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    foo62

    One of the kindest people I know was one of my former coworkers. She had a quiet grace for others that she radiated. I can learn from her patience and love that she consistently showed others.

    2 years ago
  8. MEG

    There are so many, including the community Volunteers who share their time and commitment to support and enrich the lives of others with their kindness.

    2 years ago
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    db82258

    Long list here but to name a few, my honey, he is firm but always kind and patient with people, but especially me, wonderful quality.

    My neighbors, when I first became ill she brought food and flowers and her husband took my garbage out for over a year, even when I asked them not to they persisted, I had to learn how to let others care for me.

    All people who have helped me learn to be the person I am today, for me, I want to pay that forward.

    2 years ago
  10. Kim

    My Grandmother was one of the kindest people I have known. Not only did I feel loved unconditionally, I felt seen….she was never too busy to sit and listen with her full attention…I was never too young to be treated as a important part of any conversation. What have I learned…the importance of the simple acts of kindness…listening, sharing a cup of tea, being seen and feeling loved.

    2 years ago
  11. Linda

    My friend Kristi and my sister Connie. Both are kind and caring and always there for me. I do see them as role models for me as I tend to have a more reactive personality. They remind me to slow down, breathe, and just listen.

    2 years ago
  12. pkr

    My cousin Lisa, who is like a sister to me. She always has a smile on her face, is joy filled and ready to help at any time. I say she is a “saint”.
    What can I learn from her kindness? It is contagious. She makes me want to be kinder & gentler too. ❤️

    2 years ago
  13. JoanieMac

    Kindness: the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.

    I have so many people in my life that are kind. But I think Alma is one of the kindest. Often times she’ll ask if I want food that she’s made and drop it off. Or juts randomly drop gifts off. She’s godmother to Amelia and she is very thoughtful and generous on her birthdays and Christmas. She doesn’t skimp. She’s very thoughtful too. It’s her birthday coming up! I would like to return the kindness that she’s shown me over the years. She helped throw a baby shower for Amelia, for Manny.. and she’s just been so generous. I can learn that thoughtfulness of others really makes an impact on how they feel and communicates to the receiver that they are loved and not forgotten. 🙂 I can incorporate being kind to my kids and immediate family as well as my close friends that I think I often take for granted.

    2 years ago
  14. Carol

    My next door neighbors. They truly live the scripture that says to take care of widows and orphans. They are not spring chickens. They are in their late 80’s but they hover over me because I live alone. They clear my yard of leaves in the fall, they snow blow my sidewalks in the winter, they check on me regularly and welcome me whenever I knock on their door.

    2 years ago
  15. Journey

    My husband. He is so compassionate and caring and will help people he knows and doesn’t know. He does not have an unkind bone in his body.

    2 years ago
  16. Barb C

    My mom modeled kindness and empathy and I carry that on as a value. She thought about others in a way that went beyond sympathy to empathy and by doing so taught me to feel for others.

    In thinking about this question, I realized I have very dear friends who are kind and yet that isn’t the first quality I think of when I consider their characteristics. Whether that’s because they’re not always kind or because it’s a quiet thing and easy to forget about, I’m not sure. It makes me think that it’s a quality to seek out and to acknowledge as valuable. The world needs more kindness.

    2 years ago
    1. Mica

      Thank you, Barb C – your mother sounds compassionate. Somewhere recently I read that ‘compassion’ involves the feeling that the other person is one’s equal.

      2 years ago
  17. Mary Pat

    There are so many! It would be hard for me to pick one I know personally, because so many are kind in their own ways…I will pick a celebrity…Jane Goodall. I am getting ready to read her latest book. Her kindness to all beings is remarkable. I am looking forward to reading her book on hope, because I think we can all learn alot from this small book alone…..I am hoping to!

    2 years ago
  18. sukika

    My friend who has allowed me to borrow her laptop and internet on the day of my thesis trial. Without her, I could not graduation. from her kindness, I want to help more people.

    2 years ago
  19. Katrina

    My friend George who just passed away this weekend after a good long life of kindness. Many have been or will be present in person or online to testify to his kindness. He will be missed.

    2 years ago
  20. Butterfly

    I am fortunate to have known, and still know, many kind people but the one that sticks in my mind the most is Hayley. She was one of my care workers 10 years ago. She came to help me every Monday for 5 years and we built up a good relationship of mutual care. She said I was her second mum! She was always very sporty and took up running, training herself to be able to run the London Marathon, which she did, and raised thousands of pounds for a charity that supports people like me with ME. Hayley is now a District Nurse and still one of my dearest friends, always there if I need her.
    What I have learnt in my life is that being kind is the only way to be, even when our patience is sorely tried.

    2 years ago
    1. Mica

      Wow, Butterfly, a compassionate caregiver is such a gift. Warm wishes to you –

      2 years ago
  21. Elle

    My 81 years of age neighbor. She was raised on a working farm and did it all! She’s kind & open with people {plus} has an inner strength that inspires me. Being true to one’s self in the most basic ways, comes to mind.

    2 years ago
  22. Nelson

    My mentor Gene. I’ve learned to how to coach with a high level of patience and tough love.

    2 years ago
  23. EJP

    Children are the kindest……teaching us joy in the simplicity of life, showing unconditional love and bringing us together in the challenging times.

    2 years ago
  24. Maurice Frank

    My friend Shelley who checked in with me during a difficult time recently. Just showing people they are thought of is a form of kindness. I can pay this forward.

    2 years ago
  25. Patricia

    A woman named Arlene who saw, fully saw, when a person no one else noticed was in need and she was present for them.

    2 years ago
  26. Marnie Jackson

    The kindest people I know always give others the benefit of the doubt and try to understand their perspective. The kindest people I know are also very self aware and understand that their viewpoint shapes their thinking

    2 years ago
  27. Antoinette

    There are many kind people in the world ! Including and not least the people who serve us everyday in so many ways ! I’m so grateful and thank you .
    Being that one of my teachers just passed on I would like to say that Thay – zen master from Vietnam is one of the kindest people I know .
    I’m so grateful for all of his teaching and his light in our world. What a beautiful human being full of generosity and peace.
    I love him dearly and I know he will live in in all of our hearts. I’m sure Brother David would also agree when I say he made the world full of joy and truth with his kindness.
    Thank you Thay. 🙏♥️🌼

    2 years ago
  28. Kevin

    It is difficult for me to name just one person, as there have been at least three or four people who came into my life at various times, and each contributed to who I am today in ways both subtle and profound.

    2 years ago
  29. sunnypatti48317

    I’m fortunate to know a lot of kind people! I’ve been sitting here trying to think who the kindest of them all is, and I really can’t. But from everyone’s kindness, I continue to learn that good energy grows and spreads all around and makes people feel good. Everyone deserves to feel good, and we should do our part in making that happen 🙂

    2 years ago
  30. Michele

    My co-workers. When I had to put Hannah down I came back to work to find beautiful flowers and a nice card from everyone. I work with very kind and thoughtful people.

    2 years ago
    1. Mica

      Thank you, Michele – that reminds me of my wonderfully kind employee Emin who showed such compassion when I learned that my dog had died on the freeway.

      2 years ago
  31. Christine

    My husband Karel was the sweetest, nicest person in the world. I learned too much from him to list. He respected all people. He loved nature. He always showed his love for me. If he could help someone he did it with love and 100 percent commitment…….Oh, I can go on and on just this aubade for him. 💞

    2 years ago

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