Chicken Soup for the Soul: Kindness Matters: 101 Feel-Good Stories of Compassion & Paying It Forward

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Kindness Matters: 101 Feel-Good Stories of Compassion & Paying It Forward

by Amy Newmark
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Kindness Matters: 101 Feel-Good Stories of Compassion & Paying It Forward

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Kindness Matters: 101 Feel-Good Stories of Compassion & 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 stories will make you smile... because kindness really does matter.

Make miracles happen for yourself and others. It’s easy. Just open your mind and your heart.

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 kindness—every day!

Chicken Soup for the Soul books are 100% made in the USA and each book includes stories from as diverse a group of writers as possible. Chicken Soup for the Soul solicits and publishes stories from the LGBTQ community and from people of all ethnicities, nationalities, and religions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611590883
Publisher: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Publication date: 03/22/2022
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 245,026
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Amy Newmark is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Table of Contents

1 Miracles of Kindness

1 Fire! Holly Green 1

2 The Opportunity to Help Someone Kayleen Kitty Holder 5

3 Santa Drives a Truck Crystal Schwanke 9

4 One Soggy Night Miryam Howard-Meier 12

5 You Have No Idea Michael T. Powers 16

6 My Alpine Angel Linda Hemby 19

7 Renewed Hope Alina Ottembrajt 22

8 Advent Angel Mary T. Post 25

9 Mr. Overstreet Ric Keller 29

10 Think Positive Betty Farkas-Hart 31

2 Role Models of Kindness

11 Three Months of Thursdays Joy Feldman 34

12 The Unexpected Visitor Carol Goodman Heizer 37

13 A Grandpa to More Than 200 Kids Every Year Kayleen Kitty Holder 40

14 For the Love of Pete Stephanie Daich 44

15 Everyone Loves Donuts Glenda Wood 47

16 The Cup of Coffee Kelly Okoniewski 49

17 The Kind Clerk Anne Russ 51

18 The Grocery Store Trip Nicole Ann Rook McAlister 53

19 Kindness Is Often Quiet Charlotte Lewis 56

3 The Kindness of Strangers

20 A New Orleans Welcome Brenda Cathcart-Kloke 60

21 Friday Night Magic Mary Eisenhauer 63

22 Woe Is Me David Hull 66

23 Held Your Whole Life Caitlin Q. Bailey O'Neill 68

24 Surprise Hospitality Rob Harshman 71

25 The Marriage Proposal Ric Keller 75

26 Hundred-Dollar Bill Elizabeth Chenault 79

27 The Long Flight Home Angela Dawson 81

28 Trapped Molly O'Connor 84

4 The Right Words

29 Just a Few Words Susan Traugh 90

30 Rocking COVID Laurie Higgins 93

31 In Her Shoes Rose Demarest 97

32 Princess for a Day, Heather Spiva 101

33 Sundays at 7 Jennifer Kennedy 104

34 Chocolate Cake Janet L. Amorello 108

35 I've Been There Marya Morin 110

5 Friends & Neighbors

36 Unknown Gifts Eve Morton 115

37 Closed Doors, Open Hearts Sophie Bolich 118

38 Grumpy Old Mr. Roberts Sheree Negus 120

39 Porch Fairies Dorann Weber 123

40 A Helping Hand Melissa Edmondson 126

41 Clever Kindness Caroline S. McKinney 129

42 My Christmas Story Don Lambert 131

43 Grace for the Moment Elizabeth A. Dreier 134

44 Neighbor Helping Neighbor Elizabeth Blosfield 137

45 Christmas Friends Kelly Kittel 140

6 One Good Turn Deserves Another

46 Cash, Credit and Kindness Kim Johnson McGuire 144

47 An Artist in Nepal Evan Purcell 147

48 The Submarine Sandwich Danielle Stauber 149

49 What Goes Around, Comes Around Monica Agnew-Kinnaman 151

50 The Right Thing Linda Holland Rathkopf 155

51 The Traveling Ice Scraper Monica A. Andermann 158

52 A Little Extra Mary Jo Wyse 160

53 Three Cheery Lemons Dorann Weber 164

54 A Simple Sign Kiesa Kay 167

55 A Gift from the Heart Linda J. Cooper 169

7 Compassion & Understanding

56 Sympathy Flowers Casey McMullin 173

57 A Shared Struggle Amy Mewborn 176

58 First Came the Apology Voula Plagakis 179

59 The Gift of Hope Dana Hinders 182

60 He Will Be Okay Tina Szymczak 184

61 A Change in Perspective Tammy Thornton 186

62 A Special Blend Diane DeMasi Johnson 190

63 Compassion from a Stranger Kori Sciandra 192

64 Sharing Lunch and a Lifetime Shirley Nordeck Short 194

65 A Healer in Every Respect Darcy Daniels 197

8 Ever Grateful

66 Christmas Kindness Sherry Furnish 200

67 Two Acts of Kindness TG Gilliam 203

68 Mr. Petrucci's Handkerchiefs Geri Moran 206

69 The Purple Coat Allison Lynn 208

70 Respect Lynn Gilliland 212

71 The Gift of Life Paula W. Millet 214

72 The Letter January Joyce 217

73 Easing Trauma with Kindness Toni Hoy 220

74 Hello, Human Kindness Chris Maday Schmidt 223

75 Jedi Training Steve Filipiak 227

76 Wait for It May Jampathom 231

9 Worth the Effort

77 Dennis Barbara Espinosa Occhino 235

78 Money Well Spent Theresa Brandt 238

79 Kindness Never Goes Out of Style Lesa Shirley-Sheffield 242

80 A Lost Ring Finds Kindness Jenny Cohen 245

81 It Gets Better Michelle Padula 248

82 Two Quarters Charmin Gans 251

83 Change of Heart Georgia Hendrix Shockley 253

84 Tag, You're It Christine M. Smith 257

85 A Debt Finally Paid Woody Woodburn 259

10 Small Things, Big Impact

86 The Bambi Incident Kathleen E. Jones 263

87 A Can-Do Attitude Joyce Ashley 266

88 A Humble Thank You Candace Carteen 268

89 Mystery Man Beth Rice 270

90 A Knock at the Door Melanie R. McBride 274

91 A Very Happy Birthday Emily Marszalek 277

92 From a Child Robert Willett 280

93 Lesson for a Lifetime Karen Sargent 282

11 The Joy of Doing for Others

94 It's Not Hard to Be Kind Donna Faulkner Schulte 287

95 A Bunch of Bananas Emily Marszalek 289

96 Better than Goat Yoga Diane DeCaprio 292

97 Entertaining Strangers Judee Stapp 295

98 Those Forgotten Wallets Emma Cohan 299

99 A Generous Tip Jill Burns 302

100 The Courage to Say Yes Amanda Hayhurst 305

101 Thank You, Ma'am Krystalya Marie' 308

Meet Our Contributors 310

Meet Amy Newmark 323

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