Kindness Rules

Hot and Thirsty

The other day I was traveling home with Sheri and a few of our children. We were in the country and noticed a young boy on the road and his bike was near him. He was sitting but he still looked distressed. We stopped and my oldest daughter, Jennifer, went do him and...

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I Was That Boy

A successful businessman, addressing the commercial club of his city, told a story in his after-dinner speech. It was the story of a boy named Jim, who was an orphan and the laughing stock of the whole town. He was twelve years old, slim and undersized. He never...

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Littlest Fireman

The 26-year-old mother stared down at her son who was dying of leukemia. Although her heart was filled with sadness, she also had a strong feeling of determination. Like any parent she wanted her son to grow up and fulfill all his dreams. Now that was no longer...

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A Kind Interruption

One Sunday at my church, the choir had finished singing the anthem and the pastor was rising to deliver the message. It was a moment of holy expectation.Suddenly, a teenage girl, third from the left on the front row of the choir, rose and stepped out across her fellow...

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Million Dollar Smile

Each year this organization of men came to the Children's Home Society Orphanage.All the boys and girls would get two dollars each. The men would take us in groups of five to downtown Jacksonville, Florida, to do some Christmas shopping.I remember going with this one...

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The Merry-go-Round

Shortly before Christmas one year I almost stumbled over a little boy in the middle of the pavement who was so busy playing with a toy merry-go-round, a waddling duck and a walking man that he was oblivious to the crowd milling around him. His obvious pleasure made me...

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May I Brush Your Hair?

The story starts out where she, Beth, is sitting at an airport terminal, waiting to board a plane. She was sitting there with several other people who were also waiting, whom she did not know. As she waited, she pulled out her Bible and started reading.All of a sudden...

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