Chicken Soup for the Soul: Random Acts of Kindness: 101 Stories of Compassion and Paying It Forward

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Random Acts of Kindness: 101 Stories of Compassion and Paying It Forward

by Amy Newmark

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Overview

The best way to make yourself feel great? Do a random act of kindness for someone! These 101 stories will make you smile and get you excited about what you can do, too.

Make miracles happen for yourself and others. It’s easy. Just think outside the box and look around. There are so many ways that you can help—and it turns out the biggest beneficiary may be you! Scientific studies have shown that “doing good” is not only good for the recipient of the good deed, but also for the person doing it, making that person happier and healthier.

So dive into these 101 stories of kindness, from the everyday to the extraordinary. If you need some help, you’ll find hope in these pages. And if you can give help, you’ll feel energized and inspired to find your own opportunities to perform random acts of kindess—every day!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611599619
Publisher: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Publication date: 02/07/2017
Series: Chicken Soup for the Soul Series , #1
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 88,092
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Amy Newmark is author, publisher, and editor-in-chief of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series.

Table of Contents

1 Miracles Happen

1 Some Kind of Miracle Alice Faye Duncan 1

2 Finding Peace Piper M. Dellums 4

3 Room for a Turkey Lindy Schneider 8

4 Miracle Mike Melissa Edmondson 11

5 One Small Gesture Can Reap Huge Blessings Carol Graham 15

6 The Journey Back from Gone Skye Galvas 18

7 Future Restored Nan Rockey 22

8 The Gift Card Margaret M. Nava 24

9 Snow Angel Gloria Anderson Goss 27

2 Just the Right Words

10 The Cool Guy on the Plane Michael Ray Kingsbury 33

11 A Ride to the Future David Brigham 36

12 Dinner Is on Us Darlene Sneden 40

13 Are You Okay? May Hutchings 43

14 A Small and Trivial Incident Josephine Fitzpatrick 46

15 Sunshine State Mike Ford 49

16 The Sign Steve Schultz 52

17 It's Just Your Turn Elizabeth Moursund 55

18 Mirror Mirror on the Wall Avi Steinfeld 58

3 One Good Deed Deserves Another

19 Just When I Needed It Jennifer Zink 63

20 The Boomerang Effect Beki Muchow 66

21 Floating Through Traffic Deb Cooperman 68

22 Table Talk Polly Hare Tafrate 70

23 A Good Bet Lisa Romeo 73

24 Noted and Seconded Jill Haymaker 77

25 The Driver's License Pamela Schock 79

26 Kindness Gives Back Juan Bendana 82

27 Walk a Mile in Your Shoes Linda Holland Rathkopf 84

4 One Little Thing, One Big Difference

28 A Wise Friend Benny Wasserman 91

29 Lost in Translation Stephanie Hunter 95

30 Valet Service Extraordinaire Joyce E. Sudbeck 97

31 The Best Kind of Puzzle Goldy Rosenberg 100

32 The Keys of Kindness Irene Onorato 102

33 The Gloves Margaret E. Braun-Haley 105

34 Midnight Delivery Heather Harshman 107

35 The Happy Little Pumpkin Jennie Ivey 110

36 Eighty-Seven Cents Amanda Adams 113

5 Who Helped Whom?

37 The Side of the Road Diane Lowe MacLachlan 119

38 Crossing the Gap Michael John Kildare 122

39 Out of the Blue, a Family Annette Langer 124

40 Recycling Chivalry Marsha Porter 127

41 My Year of Kindness Dallas Woodburn 130

42 A Secret Treasure April Knight 132

43 Warmth on a Winter's Day Cara Rifkin 135

44 A Man Named Caesar Andrea Engel 139

45 Angel at Our Door Heather Rodin 142

46 Amazing Grace Paul Lyons 147

6 Never Too Young to Help

47 A Modest and Moveable Thanksgiving Feast Thom Schwarz 155

48 Kindness Is Logical Gwen Navarrete Klapperich 158

49 Santa's Special Helpers Francine L. Billingslea 162

50 Grocery Store Giving Allison Wilson Lee 166

51 On Hands and Knees Devora Adams 169

52 A Simple Red Leaf Dorann Weber 171

53 From Five Dollars to a Wealth of Compassion Lorne A. Bell 174

54 The Walk Home Kristen Mai Pham 176

7 It Takes a Village

55 Taking Action Mary C. M. Phillips 183

56 Relay Race Jacqueline Kremer 186

57 The Neighbors Jennie Ivey 189

58 The Secret Gardener Annmarie B. Tait 192

59 The Kind Blacksmith Marybeth Mitcham 195

60 Faith Restored Paul H. Karrer 198

61 Unrequested and Unexpected Robyn Gerland 201

62 A Busload of Kindness Jennie Wyatt 203

63 Charles's Garden Debra Mayhew 206

64 A Perfect Day, Woody Woodburn 210

8 The Joy of Giving

65 The Power of Yes Rodney Burton 217

66 Gifts to Give Away Linda S. Locke 220

67 Playing Nice Joel Schwartzberg 222

68 A Well Kept Secret Mary Grant 225

69 A Be-the-Gift Birthday Aimee Mae Wiley 227

70 Why Stop? Heidi Gaul 231

71 The Right Ending Jim Schneegold 234

72 Put-Pockets Mary Rickerby 237

73 A Family Survival Story Sky Khan 241

9 Above and Beyond

74 California Dreaming Tim Chizmar 249

75 Security Matters Barbara Lodge 253

76 Erie, Pennsylvania Jean Delaney 257

77 Once Upon a Rocky Beach Lynn Goodman 260

78 The Skirt Kay Presto 263

79 The Totaled Car and the Total Stranger Gail H. Johnsen 267

80 Touched by an Angel Laura Ware 270

81 Restored Faith Leslie Anne Wibberley 273

82 A Tankful of Hope Loretta Tschetter 277

83 Kindness in Chaos Freddy Nunez 280

10 Eye Opening Kindness

84 The Hoodlums Across the Street Elizabeth Atwater 287

85 Big City Crime… with a Twist Melissa Valks 291

86 Flower Children Mark Rickerby 294

87 The Prince and the Pauper Eva Carter 298

88 A Sobering Experience Michael Knuth 302

89 Kimchi and Kindness Ilana Long 305

90 The Loneliest Number Marti Robards 310

91 My Hero Helen Nancy Noel Marra 313

92 Never judge a Book by Its Cover Peggy Sprunt 316

11 Holiday Helpers

93 No Random Act Melissa Wootan 323

94 A Perfectly Timed Gift Vicki L. Julian 326

95 The Spirit of Giving Nathan Burgoine 328

96 A Different Kind of Christmas Sandra Wright 332

97 A New Tradition Jessica Lampard 335

98 From Gloomy to Grateful Nicole Webster 339

99 Life Changes Debbie McNaughton 343

100 Two for One Catherine Mayer Donges 346

101 Receiving Sharon Palmerton Grumbein 350

Meet Our Contributors 353

Meet Amy Newmark 369

Thank You 371

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