Kindness Change Lives

Jolie - Cooper City, Florida
Entered on October 20, 2008
Age Group: Under 18

I believe that an act of kindness can change someone’s life. If people actually take the time out to stop and think about others, rather than being extremely caught up in their own lives, they make the world a better place to live in.

I believe in always trying to be kind to others and not judging them. I realize that we do not live in a perfect world, but I know that if people actually set their minds to it, then they can help those who are less fortunate than they are. Anger, of course is an unavoidable emotion, but if others try to control their emotions, then maybe this world could be an improved place to live in. I feel that acts of kindness, at least, brighten someone’s day, if not do more. I know that if someone smiles at me, it makes my day a little bit better.

I can remember many acts of kindness throughout my life, but the one that is constantly in my mind, is when my family helped out a homeless person on the side of an intersection on the road. We were driving to school, and she was selling newspapers. She looked in need of some help, so my dad decided to buy a paper from her. He told her to take care of herself by giving her some extra money. She was so appreciative and she smiled for a while. The next day, we bought another newspaper from her and asked what her name was. From these two days, my family and I have befriended someone and have helped her out. She tells us that she does go to doctor appointments occasionally, and around the time of the holidays, we gave her some care products and a gift certificate to the nearest supermarket. She expressed her gratitude towards our kindheartedness and this made me feel proud that my family and I could touch someone’s life by simply giving her some extra money and taking a small initiative of caring for her.

I believe that by helping others, it boosts your self-confidence and pride. I know that whenever I perform acts of kindness, or good deeds, I feel like I am helping a small portion of the world and making it a better place. The importance of charity plays a vital role in my life because I know that I am fortunate to live my life, and I want to do anything I can to help others. I believe in helping others through performing acts of kindness wherever I am able to lend my hand.