Posts filed under: Story

#bekindr Story: Addiction and the Gift of a Roomate

A #bekindr story submitted by Dr. Shirley Press, a board-certified pediatric emergency medicine physician & writer. When it comes to drug addiction, kindness can often be the most powerful cure. My son Gershon has struggled with drug addiction since he was 19 years old. He is now 31. This is not only his struggle but it......

#bekindr Story: Dr. Wendy Walsh learns a beautiful lesson from a kind stranger

  A #bekindr story about the lessons we can learn from kind strangers, submitted by relationships specialist, journalist, and author Dr. Wendy Walsh (and be sure to check out her site!). I was a young woman in my 20s having just returned from a long overseas flight through Greece and Israel. On the flight back......

#bekindr Story: A Kind Stranger at Walt Disney World

A lovely #bekindr story that highlights the power of a kind stranger, submitted by Jennifer Bright Reich, Cofounder and Editorial Director of the Mommy MD Guides (a site you should definitely check out!). When I think of kindness, my mind goes to my favorite place: Walt Disney World. I’ve visited many times, but the most magical trip was......

#Bekindr Story: An aneurysm survivor on gratitude

Submitted by Robert Jordan from Memphis, TN, who suffered a devastating aneurysm in 2015 that changed everything. He has shown heroic dedication to recovery and is back on track for a PhD.  One year ago today was my level 11 state of emergency when I ended up in a Methodist University Hospital. A bed that I didn’t......

#bekindr Poem: First Anniversary

A beautiful poem on the power of love, devotion, and kindness submitted by a member of the #bekindr community!   “I was 58 and he was 63 when we met online and married. This is a poem I gave my husband for our First Anniversary.” First Anniversary You were early, and I wasn’t ready for......

#bekindr Poem: Kindness Circa 2009

A beautiful #bekindr poem submitted to us by Debbie Rodriguez, a Certified Consulting Hypnotist KINDNESS CIRCA 2009 Momma once said – how kind to forgive, then went on cleaning. I wondered who have you forgiven? then went on dreaming. Closed eyes reveal anger like tiger snarls snarled within chest cavity and bone – how could you? I......

#bekindr Story: A Kind Stranger on a Plane

This #bekindr story was submitted by Osamu Toki My “kind strangers” story happened when I first came to the US in the summer of 1980.  Actually, on my very first day in the US.  I was a high school exchange student from Japan, on the first foreign trip of my life. As a matter of......

#bekindr Story: A Headstone for Bryton

This amazing #bekindr story was submitted by Bari Lynn Ross: Six years ago, my husband and I went into the hospital for a scheduled c-section. Upon arrival, we found that our son’s heartbeat had stopped and there would be no hope of a live birth. Our joy turned to sorrow, and we had to plan......