Kindness is Contagious

In the epilogue, Caitlin issues this challenge to us as readers:

Kindness Is Contagious

So, let’s answer her question. What will kindness do for you? How will you let it make a difference in your life? What are some specific ways you can be intentional about showing more kindness?

 

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25 thoughts on “Kindness is Contagious

    1. You should be nice and kind to all people. Everyone has a story and everyone deals with issues differently. Just be happy and nice to everyone.

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  1. Kindness is everything. Kindness will effect me and my lifestyle. To me kindness would be like a chain reaction because if everyone is kind to each other(GOLDEN RULE) then the world would be a better place. Kindness will change my life gradually because every time i am mean to someone i ask myself was that necessary. I can show more intentional kindness by just giving back to the community like holding the door for someone or picking up trash that people throw out on the street or just saying kind words to each other or giving a person a sincere complement to brighten there day.

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  2. Kindness is something to never leave behind. Everywhere you go, leave a trail of kindness behind you. What you say can change someone’s whole day.

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  3. Kindness is something to never leave behind you. Everywhere you go, leave a trail of kindness behind you, what you say can change someone’s day, and you have a choice. You have a choice to change their day in a good way, or you can change it to be a bad day. Its your decision.

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  4. Kindness is everywhere and everything. One word like Hello or Hi can change someones’ lives. I know it did for Caitlin and it did for me! 🙂 I had a couple of people tell me they didn’t like this book. I don’t know how or why! I loved this book. This book inspires me to not judge people. It kind of inspires me to join a pen pal organization and write them for the rest of my life! Sometimes I judge books by the first page and when I don’t like the first page, I quit reading. But not this! This was an absolutely incredible book! I’m actually glad we were required to read it otherwise I wouldn’t be here now, writing about how great it is!

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  5. When you are kind to people not only does it make them feel good but you feel good too. In the book I could tell that Caitlin felt good about being able to help Martin by being able to give him money and clothes and shoes and things he needed. I try to always be kind by never making fun of people and only saying nice things and doing nice things at school and at home. I hope my family can help someone like Martin. I think it would be a nice and compassionate thing to do and it would make me and my family feel good and hopefully help someone else and make them feel good. And it would be a nice thing to do.

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  6. 1. Kindness would do a lot of stuff for me it could change a lot of stuff for me and my family. 2. It would make a difference in my life by maybe changing stuff that has been happening lately. 3. A way I can some extra kindness is not fighting against my brother, and spending more time with my family.

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  7. This world needs more kindness. Kindness does not have to be a big jester it can just be as simple as smiling or giving someone a complement. Kindness can also big a big jester that could change someone’s life like accepting a furan exchange student into your home or going on a trip to poor countries to help. What can you do in your life to show kindness.

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  8. Kindness is important because it will determine who you are in life.Also because it could really effect a person’s life and how they act or treat others.

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  9. kindness is the act of being friendly,giving , and helpful. and those are qualities that everyone possess. but it really is a choice to use those qualities and I think is very important to use them. I say this because can affect the way the world see’s you as a person and more importantly how you see yourself. I definitely care about how I think about myself and I also do care about how others see me. always be kind

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  10. Kindness can help so many people. To me showing kindness is rewarding not only to the person you are being kind to, but to yourself, too. Many people today benefit and thrive off of other peoples’ display of kindness; if it weren’t for acts of kindness, many places in the world would be poorer and mortality rate would be at a low. When you help someone willingly, you end up feeling good about yourself, and it makes you a better person. By supporting funds that help others, and even by creating your own funds, you can save so many lives. Being helpful and kind to someone else gives you the best feeling in the world; just knowing that you have impacted someone’s life, even if it’s just by a little amount, you know that you have become a better person than you were before. There are many funds that you can contribute to like Samaritans Feet that provides shoes for people in need of them in places like Africa and the refugees fleeing from the Syrian war. Also, there are funds that provide food and shelters for the homeless. Contributing to one of these funds could greatly impact someones life. The world thrives on kindness. How can you help?

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  11. Kindness can help so many people. To me showing kindness is rewarding not only to the person you are being kind to, but to yourself, too. Many people today benefit and thrive off of other peoples’ display of kindness; if it weren’t for acts of kindness, many places in the world would be poorer and mortality rate would be at a low. When you help someone willingly, you end up feeling good about yourself, and it makes you a better person. By supporting funds that help others, and even by creating your own funds, you can save so many lives. Being helpful and kind to someone else gives you the best feeling in the world; just knowing that you have impacted someone’s life, even if it’s just by a little amount, you know that you have become a better person than you were before. There are many funds that you can contribute to like Samaritans Feet that provides shoes for people in need of them in places like Africa and the refugees fleeing from the Syrian war. Also, there are funds that provide food and shelters for the homeless. Contributing to one of these funds could greatly impact someones life. The world thrives on kindness. How can you help?

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  12. Kindness is a great virtue. Caitlynn put her trust in a boy halfway around the world that she had never seen, but believed was there. She also sent him money to help him, along as supplies and clothing, so that he could have a happier life. Caitlynn felt like she needed to help the less fortunate, and I feel like I should as well. There are thousands of people that we can help by just being kind. One smile to a store clerk can make their day. Showing Random Acts Of Kindess, and just being friendly can make others around you feel better. Lend a helping hand and see what happens. I hope that I will always have kindess, and that I will be able to help people more in the future. Helping people makes you feel great. In the book, Martin got into a college, and Caitlynn and her mom were happy that all their work has payed off. Later in life, I hope that I will continue to be kind. Kindness can make you happier and brighten your life, along with
    the people around you. Starting drives for the less fortunate are great ways to be kind. I hope I can contribute and start more drives in the furture. Kindness is a great virtue.

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  13. We are lucky that in our country we have a lot of people who show kindness. I show kindness by helping my grandmother with things she needs done. I think we can also show kindness by saying “thank you” and showing our appreciation. Maybe one day I will be able to help someone like Caitlyn helped Martin.

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  14. Helping one another, especially if one of you can’t afford some things, is a way to show kindness. Martin wasn’t able to afford things Caitlin was able to afford, so Caitlin helped Martin by sending him money, supplies, and shoes. Helping one another will make the other person be kind to you because you were kind to them. Kindness is contagious; if you are kind to one person, they are going to be kind to you. Also, kindness makes you feel happier, prouder, and better about yourself. Kindness can play a role in my life by making me a more caring person, like how Caitlin didn’t care about the Africans but by learning more about Martin, she started caring more about others. There are several organizations that show kindness by helping others, such as Change a Life. Change a Life is an organization that helps Ugandan families receive educations and other things they need through money donations. Kindness is important in many ways, because it helps everyone who gives and receives it.

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  15. Kindness changes the way you look at the world. Mostly for the better. How kindness can show through me is to be open, nice, and have manners around others. If a situation comes up and the other person is rude or isn’t having the best day, think about ways they are feeling that particular day instead of feeding more into that flaming pit of emotion that is feeling bad currently. By showing kindness to people you naturally feel good about yourself and others will pick up on that therefor giving off a chain reaction of kindness all around. That is how kindness can effect your day.

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  16. Having kindness is being nice to others and cheering up others, and having manners around everybody.If someone is having a really bad day you can try being nice and cheer up his day.You could show everybody of how kindness could make your day better and it matters how you treat others.

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  17. Kindness makes people look at you differently and in better ways, kindness can go through people like a cycle it it starts by one person being nice to a another person and then he is nice to another person and so on until it comes back to the first person and now everybody is kinder than before, kindness can also cheer someone on a gloomy day.

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  18. Kindness is something that is shared with everybody most people accept kindness it makes them feel good to help others but some don’t accept kindness because they have never gotten it .When the people that have accepted kindness will look at the people that haven’t and think “Maybe i could show this person kindness and they will choose to accept it too ” .This is why I like this book it shows that kindness and helping others makes people feel good . In the beginning of the book Caitlin only cares about herself but when she hears about martin she starts to accept kindness.

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  19. I have no words for this book… Kindness is an amazing part of this book. It’s hard to believe that just a simple not note saying hello changed two people’s lives completely!! This book has I paired me so much to not judge people or things by its cover, it shows me to love and respect everyone and that’s what Caitlin and Martin did🙃 This is an amazing book so if you haven’t finished it, trust me it’s worth it.

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  20. When you are kind to someone it makes you feel good. When you are kind to people they will treat you with kindness in return. Showing kindness reflects off of yourself. Just saying a nice thing to someone is showing kindness. It’s always good to be kind because you never know what’s happening to people in their life.

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