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“Share our similarities. Celebrate our differences.” – M. Scott Peck
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Politics. Religion. Favorite football team. Disagreeing with others is easy in today’s divided world, but there are still ways to unite with others despite your differences. These differences provide new perspectives and a broader world view.

Here are three simple ways to find common ground with someone:

  1. Be mindful and listen – It’s amazing how much easier it is to have a conversation with someone when you show interest in what is important to them.
  2. Aim for small talk – You don’t need to get personal or deep to have a friendly chit-chat. Surface level conversations may create more trust and understanding for both sides.
  3. Have a virtual lunch – There may be no way better way to someone’s heart than through their stomach. Try a video call over lunch or dinner to chat.

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Gigi
1 Kind Act Completed

I made soup for 3 seniors and dropped it off

Doreen
1 Kind Act Completed

What kind act sre you referring to?

Cheryl
2 Kind Acts Completed

I love older people they are so interesting and calm and loving and kind and lonely they don’t have to many to talk

Sarah
1 Kind Act Completed

I made 2 large pot of soup yesterday to be served to homeless! I find it wonderful to smell the soups as they cook and chop vegetables for the soup, etc. It’s a sensory experience!

Shakeerah
0 Kind Acts Completed

Listened to a senior friend in need which helped them feel better.

Lynn
4 Kind Acts Completed

I keep in contact with an elderly lady who’ll be 78 soon. She was a good friend to my mom who passed from pancreatic and liver cancer in 2014. She’s all alone no kids or any family. Unfortunately she’s in Florida and I’m in Chicago. God bless her

Jeanne
5 Kind Acts Completed

I do this regularly. Everyone needs someone to listen to their concerns and opinions. It doesn’t take much to just listen and be kind.

Fale Ilolahia
1 Kind Act Completed

I work as a care givers for 26 years ➕ I enjoy taking care seniors
I’m 54 years old

Kristi
0 Kind Acts Completed

I keep my interactions with moms caregiver , appreciative, gracious, and professional. I’d like to know her better but sadly there is too much room for distrust sharing personal feelings during these days. Better to just keep work relationships working.

Karen
3 Kind Acts Completed

I had a conversation with an older lady and I asked her advice on something. I told her I loved talking with her and that she reminded me of my Mom. She was so happy!

Ann
0 Kind Acts Completed

I called a neighbor on Saturday that I use to play bridge with every Monday to see how her and husband are doing because I haven’t seen them out and about since before Christmas. We talked and laughed for over an hour.

Shirley Hasson
6 Kind Acts Completed

I collect quick books to read-
like
Danielle Steels—-putting them out on the weekend for our Russian ladies to grab because they particularly like them and our library here is locked.

Joyce
16 Kind Acts Completed

Regularly phone elderly friend to check on her or Just listen to her. Mail cards to others out of town. I’m the one receiving blessing of remembering their kindness to me through the years. I often remind them of the sweet acts or words they shared with me.

Diane
1 Kind Act Completed

Brought a dozen roses to my beloved older neighbor who is in long term care.

Bonnie
1 Kind Act Completed

I wrote a letter to a home bound senior as a pen pal. I like to write so I hope they enjoyed it.

Fale Ilolahia
1 Kind Act Completed

I’m 54 years old
I live in San Leando California
I work for senior for 26 years + I enjoy working for senior, I have work for tube feeding, cancer, dementia, and others

Carmen L
1 Kind Act Completed

How do I introduce myself and to who?.
I will like to help, but I do not want to appeal like I’m intruding. I need to feel the place I’m visiting knows who I am and what my intentions are.
If some one like to contact me, I can be reached at.

Carmen L Russo
[email protected]

Julie
46 Kind Acts Completed

I always try and start conversations with people who I run into throughout my day, especially when I look into their eyes and I see their eyes are not smiling back at me. With a simple “how is your day going?” Is enough to start the conversation flowing and offering an encouraging word for them and trying to make them smile again through their eyes looking back at me, that’s what I strive for every time, and it usually always happens!

Lisa
0 Kind Acts Completed

I took care of my parents 3, & beloved husband for years till they passed😢✝️🙏🏼 I’m older now, wish my children learned from what I did & help me 😢

Toni
0 Kind Acts Completed

Visited my Mom on her 80th while social distancing, bought her a blue River that she absolutely loves, and a super soft blanket that she is in love with, new house shoes are on the way from Amazon, a box of Russell Stovers candies! She was thrilled, has called to tell me thank you several times!! This was done in December 15, 2020

Sylvia
2 Kind Acts Completed

I just got out of surgery, my neighbors have been bringing dinners for my family, I am 82 my husband is 89 and my brother lives with us 84, so this has been a God send, my children are a wonderful help to. I feel so blessed. As soon as I can I will pay it forward

Deborah
0 Kind Acts Completed

I brought cookies to the couple next door. He is in his early 90’s and she in her late 80’s. We check up on them too. We love them very much. They treat our granddaughters like they are theirs too. So sweet.

mary
1 Kind Act Completed

I’m a certified nursing assistant I love my job I love to help take care of senior s I enjoy there story’s

Franceen
0 Kind Acts Completed

Alone sick no support lost everything

Carol
2 Kind Acts Completed

I’m so happy to say your little app has been responsible for prompting me to reach out to my 92 year old widowed neighbor as well. Dropped off soup to her and had a nice chat as well. Truly changing the world with loving acts of kindness. Thank you!!

Sue
5 Kind Acts Completed

I had a virtual lunch with my brother is 66. He had not talked to me for months. He was very discouraged and I think we are on better ground now. Sue Pate

Shirley
1 Kind Act Completed

.I am almost 88 and have many friends, young and old. I do not look up or down to them, I look over. EVERYbody wants, and needs, to be accepted. When looking BEYOND color, politics, and religion, love is free to flow. .
I have lost track of the number of ‘scrubbys’ that I have crocheted for people, not only for the sick and elderly, but for a mayor, pedicurist, hair dresser, grocery store manager, receptionists, neighbors, and family. Results? We all end up feeling GOOD! 😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇😇

Wendy
8 Kind Acts Completed

What a fun idea the virtual meal was- breakfast with my sweet friend, and it assisted her in her new gift of a cell phone to learn to use her FaceTime!

Dee
3 Kind Acts Completed

I call my Senior friend often and take cards by the senior facility she call home.

June
4 Kind Acts Completed

I did dishes an outside Xmas lights

Marie
2 Kind Acts Completed

I went to see my senior friend she was at wits end about her life at this time. I just listened and let her vent. I would sprinkle in encouraging comments. At the end we were laughing and had a good visit.

Marie
2 Kind Acts Completed

I went to visit my senior friend. She’s a caregiver to a more senior friend of mine. She was at wits end. I just listened and let her vent. I sprinkled in some encouraging remarks. After she was done, we were laughing and had a good visit.

Clay C. Rich
1 Kind Act Completed

My Spiritual Mother went home to be with the Lord last year, my heart misses her greatly. I was impressed in my spirit to show much love to an older person at my Church. I’ve reached out showing kind acts towards her and will continue.
Much Love To Our Seniors❤️

Susie Arispe
1 Kind Act Completed

A friend needed to get away from her house so I asked her to come and stay weekend with me. So she did we really enjoyed it.

Christy
3 Kind Acts Completed

I have written a letter to a senior and never got anything back, how do I know if they got it?!

Sheila
10 Kind Acts Completed

I connected with my sister and had a nice chat. I was listening as she was telling me about stepfather’s PT and OT and how well he did. The whole conversation was just us catching up with each other

Sheila
10 Kind Acts Completed

My next door neighbors are elderly and I had a short chat with them to see how they are holding up during Covid

Rita
2 Kind Acts Completed

I have daily phone check in calls with an elderly neighbor. Mostly weather related or covid related conversations as these are stressors in life. Worries re ice, snow, freezing rain and pandemic as well as food security.

Gayatri
0 Kind Acts Completed

I call my Mother in law everyday since a month as she is very bravely taking care of my father in law all alone as she lives in a different country and we are far away . she loves talking and sharing with me her day to day challenges and feels we are near her and with her

Carol
4 Kind Acts Completed

Each week I visit post stroke friend and we sing scripture songs together.
Each week invite 1-2 people to come to our home and share coffee, muffins stories, laughter, and prayer.
Before Covid we massaged the hands of seniors in facilities around our town

Wanda
2 Kind Acts Completed

Reached out to a single grandmother caring for her 5 grandchildren.

Susan
1 Kind Act Completed

Had my 90 year old neighbor over to bidd see it in warm spot outdoors. We just chatted but great for both of us.

Cynthia
2 Kind Acts Completed

I invited a neighbor to play a game. In reality I knew it was her bday so I had my bf show up with balloons and cake. We sang Happy Birthday. He left and we played our game and chatted about everything. She hadn’t celebrated her bday in years. Now we have game night weekly.

Lillian
2 Kind Acts Completed

Can’t take foods because of COVID 19 Pandemic! So called a few people to check on them!

Tina
0 Kind Acts Completed

My husband and I got baptized 4 yrs ago. It’s been a process to change our lives. The Bible says we all fall short of the glory of God. My husband made the Chili with stake in it . A pot for us. For our church. The minister’s wife made the same thing. They always topple and reach far above us. They surly don’t act that way. So we have a friend that is crippled the only people he has is his nurses. We took him a large bowl, and then our other friend we took a large bowl to. They where very appreciative. My father is a senior that raised me up in Gods church so the pot we made him shouldn’t count. I didn’t think God wanted us to say the things we do for others so if you could not show my name, I would appreciate it. God bless all you women and thank Gid there are honest caring people in the world. In the name of Jesus Christ.

Joan
0 Kind Acts Completed

I bought butter cookie, truffles and Madeline and make several plates and distributed to several neighbors as good cheers.

Kim
2 Kind Acts Completed

Called a neighbor we talked for hours

Becky Gore
3 Kind Acts Completed

I am helping my 90 yr old Dad & Mom get lined up for a COvid Vaccination as they are not in assisted care facilities. Will take them when Appt comes up.

Wanda
2 Kind Acts Completed

Chatted over breakfast

Kathy
3 Kind Acts Completed

My husband recently joined Hospice. His nurse, caregiver even the delivery person are kind and attentive. I try to acknowledge their dedication and kindness with gratitude for a job well done.

Niza
2 Kind Acts Completed

I’m a person who cares!
Care for those in need. Help them with daily shores, with companionship or going the extra mile and give them time to express their hurt and feelings

Sue
31 Kind Acts Completed

Called to talk to my senior friend, and we spent almost 2 hours comparing notes on everything from parents, kids and grandkids to books we’ve been reading. It made us both feel better to connect to a kindred spirit.

Eva
4 Kind Acts Completed

I have a tendency to cook to much, so I share with my neighbor.

Heidi
4 Kind Acts Completed

1. I am a hospice volunteer and am phone buddies with 1 patient, and a patient’s wife, both seniors. I call them both weekly to chat. I also call the senior patients on their birthdays (several weekly).
2. I always chat with an elderly neighbor when I see her walking her miniature poodle – I make a fuss over her dog and ask how she’s doing. She has such a positive attitude.

Fred
4 Kind Acts Completed

Well! Am very friendly person,and very kind. I like music I sing,and I love to dance,I have bad neads,but when comes to dancing they dont hurt me.I just to teach ball room dancing. Also am into languages, I study languages in New York.

Thomas Tucker
4 Kind Acts Completed

I was in line at the pharmacy picking up my wife’s medication. This was Friday and the line was all the way out the building, (no lie) an elderly lady with a walker approached the door asking if she could sit in the waiting room while her caregiver held her position in line. I assisted her to a chair a little child began to laugh and smile. The woman then said oh what a heavenly sound its been so long since I heard such beauty. ME OVER 30 replied yes the true innocents of children’s bright spirits make for great reminders how incredibly lucky we are to be having this human experience during such time. To which she then told me, Sonny your just a few years older than that child. Just wait till you reach my age. Then the conversation grew to boring weather and crazy covid restrictions. Until her caregiver finally reached the door. Still in line that is. She began to wave at him shouting im right here. Hello there you are, im over here. He didn’t seem that amused. It was nice to see an elderly fighting all her limitations and have such a lively energy about her and her spreading that joyfulness to all the occupants of the pharmacy that day