My son had a nail in his tire repaired recently, it left him stranded on the highway today when the repair failed! A wonderful DOT vehicle in TN stopped, repaired his tire, and told him to have a nice day!

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This was by no means a big thing, but I can’t explain how much it made my day.

It was about a year ago. I had a final for my hardest class (also the teacher was a huge douche, so that didn’t help). The final was a group presentation. It was unbelievably frustrating and took 3 hours.

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Giving is the one thing that makes me feel good.

When I was a kid, we had a neighbor who didn’t have a car and rode his bike 12 miles every day collecting pop cans. Every winter Grandpa would throw together a box of Venison and leave it at the end of his driveway.

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My hubby and I were shopping yesterday, and I was getting disheartened at how all the stores are selling the same muted coloured, flowing styles – none of which suit what I wanted. A kind shop manager asked me if I was looking for something specific and I said yes, gave her a bit of an outline and she suggested I try Portmans and even gave me directions.

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Lengthy lockdowns and changes to their routine have many children feeling anxious and isolated. As we settle into a new way of life with COVID-19, some students have gone back to school but for those who are still distance learning, morning meetings or classroom circles are important for reinforcing a sense of community and connection. They provide children with much-needed time to see their friends and interact with their peers while improving social skills, building student-teacher relationships, and giving educators a platform to outline learning for the day.

Here in Australia, psychologist Dr. Michael Carr-Gregg is gravely concerned for our kids. He says, “2021 brings an increased need for parents and teachers to monitor young people's mental health over the long-term and to be vigilant. In essence, we do not know how prolonged school closures, strict social distancing measures, the lockdowns, and the pandemic itself affect the wellbeing of children and adolescents.” He also advocates for structure and daily schedules and that’s why morning meetings are so good!

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I remember when I moved back to Alabama from Tampa, FL., I called the bank to change my address. When I told them who I was, the person I was speaking with said, “Oh, you’re the one who sends the beautiful cards! We are going to miss you! We fight over who gets your cards!”

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A couple of days ago when I walked out to take the kids to school, I heard someone screaming and upset. At first, I thought someone was having a fight and then I saw this girl, probably in year 7 or 8, crying and really distraught out the front.

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After the loss of 3 family members (great grandfather and 2 aunts) to Covid in 2020, I wanted to gift back. Through a 6th grade school band fundraiser, I sold over 1,440 of World’s Finest chocolate bars @ $1 each.

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I have twin boys who just turned 23.

Years ago, when they were about 5, I stopped at a gas station. As I was pumping gas, my boys spotted a very old man huddled in the corner holding a sign that said “homeless vet”. My boys begged me for money to give him.

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I saw on Facebook, someone wanted a guitar to learn how to play.

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Are you ready for Random Acts of Kindness Day on 17 February? We're excited to provide you with some kindness activities for students learning at home and in the classroom. And the best part is that they're all FREE!!

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1. Digital Jigsaw Puzzle

Our Google Slides jigsaw puzzles have been immensely popular so what better gift from us to you than one you can have for free! 

Have you tried an online puzzle before? Apart from the many benefits of traditional jigsaws, there are a number of great reasons to try the digital version!

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This afternoon at Neutral Bay, Sydney, I lost my balance and fell over as I was walking down the street. My husband was ahead of me and so it looked as though I was alone.

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