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A dying cancer patient, warm mittens, and six smiling children Small Acts That Change the World

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November 24, 2013

space EditorEditor’s note: Only 3 days left of the gratitude challenge! Thank you all so much for participating and posting your beautiful reflections. With over 11,000 people from all over the world participating, it has been amazing to see the Kind Spring community come together to reflect on gratitude in such a meaningful way. Please remember to keep posting on our community feed! space
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space newdayvow wrote: “I rode my bike to the local farmers market to buy some apples, and brought along my own canvas bags so I wouldn’t have to use plastic ones. Being so kind to the Earth felt great!”
space genuinekayakgirl wrote: “Day 16: What is the most cherished gift you’ve received?

Listening — pure simple true listening”

space ecogrrl wrote: “Day 17: Who In Your Life Are You Under Appreciating? Myself. Period. I don’t give myself enough credit for how far I’ve come, what I’ve accomplished, and who I am.”
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Featured Kindness Stories

Story1 She gave a dying cancer patient something to smile about for the last days of her life.
Story2 Sometimes, even the most every day things can be life saving for someone else.
Story3 6 children, a noisy restaurant, and a really surprised family!
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A Tea Shop Making A Difference

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November 24, 2013

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A Tea Shop Making A Difference

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.

– Winston Churchill –

A Tea Shop Making A Difference

Sometimes the issues ailing our world seem so huge, and our ability to resolve them so small. The story of Katrell Christie, however, and her ability to react with a sincere generosity in the face of a seemingly challenging social issue, gives hope and inspiration. After listening to the story of three orphaned girls on a trip to India, she promised to return and help — and though she did not know how in the beginning, she was able to put her head, heart and hands together in service: using profits from her Atlanta tea shop to finance their college educations. { read more }

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