#Kindness

Let Kindness Be the Inspiration

Sharon Bull | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Bull

It's not often you meet someone who inspires you, the way Carole Webb inspired me, but earlier this year I was privileged to meet this wonderful lady and all her animals - including Moonbeam, George, Blossom and Jack. Spending time at Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary confirmed to me, just how intelligent and gentle, farm animals are.

Help Find The 'Anonymous Legend' That Returned This Lost Wallet

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When Tom Watts arrived home after a holiday to Serbia, he realised he'd lost his wallet while at Luton airport. But much to his surprise, the walle...

Boy Who Can't Afford Books Begs Postal Worker For Junk Mail To Read, Gets Incredible Response

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A boy who read junk mail because he couldn't afford books has been left overwhelmed by the kindness of strangers. Mathew Flores, 12, approached hi...

Authentic Conversations

Donna Moulds | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Donna Moulds

Authentic conversations are easier to have than you may think. Its about knowing what you want to say without ego or anger. Its about knowing how you feel about the situation or the emotion you may be experiencing. Its not about being right and its not about making someone else feel bad.

Waiter Receives $1,000 Tip From Stranger Who Wants To Prove World Isn't A 'Negative Place'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A 19-year-old waiter has been left in shock after a kind-hearted customer left him a tip of $1,000 (£640). Brendan Motill had only just started hi...

Reflections of a Sentient Being

Stephen Fear | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK
Stephen Fear

I was terrified when the kidnappers pounced, my family ran screeching into the trees. My mum tried to free me but didn't know how. I wonder where she is now, was she caught too? My greatest hope is that she isn't chained to a post like me.

What You Give Is What You Get: Living Life By the Golden Rule

Kate Taylor | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Taylor

Think about the values you hold and the principles you live by; those things which are so important to you that if you get wronged it strikes you to the very core. For example, one of mine is consideration. It's up there alongside being heard and being treated with respect.

Why We Need to Reconsider How We Engage With Bereaved People

Leigh Kendall | Posted 05.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Leigh Kendall

Losing someone you love is difficult enough, living without someone you love is heartbreaking enough, living day by day is exhausting enough without the added frustrations and torments contributed by those who exclude and patronise those living with grief. The patronising comments and exclusion are usually unintended, I know. That knowledge does not make the sting any less, though.

Eight-Year-Old Who Died Of Cancer Inspired Thousands Of Acts Of Kindness

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Parents

An eight-year-old girl who died only two weeks after being diagnosed with bone cancer has inspired thousands of acts of kindness throughout the world....

Mum Thanks TK Maxx Employee Who Didn't 'See Any Difference' In Her Son Who Has Down's Syndrome

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Parents

A mum's message of thanks to a TK Maxx employee who made her shopping trip "less stressful" with a kind gesture to her son who has Down's syndrome, ha...

The Kindness of Strangers: Why Do Human Beings Do Good Things?

Steve Taylor PhD | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Taylor PhD

Many acts of kindness may be motivated by self-interest. But is it naive to suggest that 'pure' altruism can exist as well? An act of pure altruism may make someone feel better about themselves afterwards, and it may increase other people's respect for them, or increase their chances of being helped in return at a later point.

Why This Man Left A $2,000 Tip For Restaurant Staff

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Staff at a small restaurant in Washington, D.C have been blown away by a man's generosity after he left them a $2,000 (£1,300) tip. Employees at B...

Deaf People Hear The Voices Of Loved Ones In Heartwarming Video

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Jessa Mae is just like any other 16-year-old: she loves meeting up with friends, laughing and dancing. She is also deaf. "My dad is a fisherma...

Compassion - More Than a Word!

Sharon Bull | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK
Sharon Bull

Am I really to believe that I now live in a society that is increasingly growing into a 'screw you, I'm alright Jack' community - I do hope not? But...

I Hate What Katie Did So Here's a Quid...

Jill Finch | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK
Jill Finch

I'm a parent of a daughter on the autistic spectrum and I've been through the agonies of being stared at, feeling completely alone, being called a bad parent and the terrible guilty relief of a diagnosis...

I Refuse to Believe in What Must Be Wrong

Jake Mills | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK
Jake Mills

I refuse to believe we don't believe in equality, seeing love and marriage as a crime rather than a given right. I refuse to believe that the general public of this country would happily let others suffer because they're OK themselves.

Thousands Send Birthday Cards To Widow On Her 100th Birthday

PA / The Huffington Post | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An appeal to make sure a widow who has no family receives 100 cards to open on her 100th birthday has gone viral - and it's the loveliest thing we've ...

Do We Have Time to Really Care?

Jethro Shirley-Smith | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jethro Shirley-Smith

As images pour out of our televisions and our newspapers of ruined lives and devastated villages, we can't help but be reminded just how lucky we really are. We are forced to pause and think; to consider and ponder.

Pets With a Voice

Sharon Bull | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK
Sharon Bull

There has been so many occasions over the past thirteen years I have sat with my pet moggie and had a one way conversation. Good times, bad times, t...

Attention Seeking - Do Not Be Afraid

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

Attention seeking is such a dirty word but maybe we need to discover if we are getting and giving the right amount of attention. Suspend your prejudi...

Freshly Filtered Favouritism: Why I Wouldn't Want to Be a Barista at Pret

Bella Qvist | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bella Qvist

I was a barista for many years and happily stamped people's loyalty cards more than once if they were particularly smiley but the idea that people would have to flirt with me in order to get a free coffee? I don't think I'd like that.

Paying With Kind - Is Kindness the New Currency?

Luke Cameron | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Cameron

Pret, the leading high-street coffee shop, have confessed that they allow staff to give away free coffee to anyone they choose; a simple nod to kindness to perk up somebody's day. Yet they get nothing directly in return for their gesture, they're just sending out a simple message - that they care.

Solitary, Poor, Nasty, Brutish and Short

Clare Allington | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Allington

Funny thing about grief is it hits you in waves; some days you can be tootling along quite happily then a smell, or a memory hits you, and yes this is quite embarrassing in public when you burst into tears.

Depression Sufferers Open Up About The Social Networking Site Made Specifically For Them

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When depression takes hold, those caught in its grips can feel increasingly isolated. The mental health condition is not uncommon - in fact, rough...

This Man's Random Act Of Kindness On The New York Subway Reduced A Woman To Tears

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Comedy

City-dwellers - especially New Yorkers - are not renowned for their selfless generosity. Which is why, perhaps, the person who uploaded this video ...