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8/25/13 12:53 A

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Sat down and gave my daughter 100% of my attention while she talked herself through the disagreement she had with her sister-in-law---and kept my mouth shut!
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8/24/13 4:49 P

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MY 9 YEAR OLD GRANDSON CALLED ME TO TELL ME ABOUT HIS 1ST DAY OF SCHOOL. I WAS SO EXCITED, I WOULD NOT LET HIM HANG UP TILL HE TOLD ME EVERYTHING!

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Texted my 19 y/o daughter "I love you" just because I do!


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This empty can was sitting there for days! Thought management would have picked it up by now. After my long walk I picked it up. It was so hard to bend over, I was so sore. But I feel it's something we all can do to help our environment look clean and less stressful. Every time I am at the dumpster I pick up a little of what's on the ground. Sad that people don't take the time to even throw their garbage away right. . .

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1/24/13 7:00 P

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being nice to my husband

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1/24/13 12:04 P

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Gave my co-worker half of my lunch becuz someone threw hers in the trash

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1/23/13 10:40 A

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Paid $5 for a 25 cent popsicle school kids were selling to raise money for a scholarship fund.

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1/20/13 4:53 P

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I gave my seat to an elderly person getting on the bus.

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1/16/13 8:10 P

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Bought coffee for the guy behind me at Tim Horton's Drive through

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I bought my neighbors cat food for her. Shes 84 and has her days!

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1/13/13 11:45 P

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I brought a special book for a client who had been talking about what it had meant to him early in his life. The look of pure excitement when he found it on his night stand was priceless.

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I truly try to do something extra for someone every day... I guess yesterday would be.. taking the time to talk to someone who just really, really needed an ear....even though I had something else I should've been doing at that time!!

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12/30/12 6:38 A

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Donated money to a lesser-known cause: Guinea Pig Rescue.

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12/30/12 5:49 A

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My 16 year old daughter just had all 4 wisdom teeth out. She has been feeling pretty yucky the last few days. I bought her a dozen pink tea roses just to cheer her up. She loved it.

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12/29/12 6:23 P

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Donated Blood

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12/17/12 11:23 P

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Bought diapers and baby wipes today. Donated them to a store in town that is collecting for our local little children in honor of the 20 children from Connecticut who lost their lives this week and the 6 heros who saved many more from the hand of evil.

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12/15/12 1:01 A

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Donated bags full of toys to Toys for Tots, instead of just one or two.

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12/12/12 11:53 A

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I walked the dirt road above our house with a grocery bag today- picking up litter. Seems I need to do that again : )

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12/12/12 10:57 A

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Helped a friend move last week. She is not well and has many family issues, so she got herself her own apartment, which she loves. It felt good to help someone get some freedom and independence she needs.

"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use."

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That is awesome! I always appreciated when friends, family, neighbors etc. sent over their children's outgrown clothes.
I save the best ones of my own children to give to someone in need.

I am still holding on to clothes of my own that are too small for me in hopes of fitting them again. I sure hope I do......

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11/12/12 8:39 A

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Forgot that I gave a woman down the street 6 pairs of jeans for her girls. I am never going to be a "misses" size 9/10 again.

I don't know if anyone can ever get back to that size without smoking crack every day! Besides they were much too "young" for me (I tell myself this as I would LOVE to be that size again!).

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11/11/12 5:30 P

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Yeah, Lynn! Keep your germs!! LOL! I found you today, so you must be awake somewhere!

My random act of kindness was today. I am caring for my cousin's dogs next door. The act of kindness is that I have not yet reported her to the authorities as her dogs are in horrible shape. 2-inch toenails... you can't expect a dog to be able to even walk like that!

She should be on her way back home this evening, though. (And she won't call me to tell me so she can stay elsewhere and I still have to take care of her dogs.)

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11/11/12 2:09 P

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I think you should look at it in what ever manner helps you get through it.
BUT, you are RIGHT- it is an act of kindness to keep your germs to yourself!!! : )

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Kris, to keep my sanity, I am actually thinking of this a service of kindness to my neighbors and those I would come in contact with every day.... lol sort of takes the edge off of the cabin fever, especially on beautiful weather like today. So it may not be random, but it is an act of kindness. But thank you and I am already feeling much better.

be authentically you...
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11/11/12 12:55 A

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Lynn- so glad you are being smart, staying home and taking care of yourself!!!! You will get better and stronger sooner!!!!!

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staying inside and not spreading the horrible virus/pneumonia around the community that gave it to me :)
paid for the person behind me's milk in the grocery store last week.
(i'm on house "arrest" until my body heals from pneumonia ... week one will be over in 2 days... then starting on 3 more days or until I am cough free for 48 hours.

be authentically you...
it's journey, not a one day hike.

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11/10/12 9:11 P

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I am thankful to be reminded of random acts of kindness.....keeping it in the forefront!!!!

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11/10/12 5:38 P

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My last act of random kindness was helping a woman pick up the cat litter that fell off of her shopping cart.

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11/7/12 9:33 P

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So many good ideas and such a good question to get me going on a random act!

Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can."
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11/4/12 1:06 A

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I gave to the Church Food Pantry a sack of Groceries. I called my disabled brother long distance and had a nice conversation with him.

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11/1/12 10:20 P

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I helped a lady at the grocery store today. She was in a scooter and was having trouble reaching something up on a shelf.

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I mailed a couple of cards off to some freinds that have been having a difficult time. Just to encourage them and let them know that I am there for them.

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11/1/12 4:22 P

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Fixed the grocery basket so that they could be stacked.

It is always hard before it is easy.
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11/1/12 1:48 P

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This morning I picked up some trash on our walk. Tomorrow I am wearing gloves and taking a plastic bag!

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11/1/12 1:23 P

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Nothing major comes to mind, only this - last week I let someone who was behind me in line at the checkout go in front of me as he only had a few items. He was thankful.



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The question this week should be an inspiration to us all.......There are still some really nice and kind people in this world emoticon

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11/1/12 10:05 A

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Yesterday morning I called a neighbor just to say "good morning!" So greatful that I did-his appt with the Cardiologist wasn't good: he needs a Nuclear Stress test and then, most likely, surgery! I feel honored that he considers my call the highlight of his day.

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11/1/12 8:13 A

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Yesterday I was taking food to a food pantry and this elderly woman came out of the room and nearly lost all her groceries. I helped get her stuff where she could carry it. She was very appreciative.

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10/31/12 2:59 P

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Wow, great reminder. I have been sorely lacking in the random act of kindness arena. I will keep my eyes open and think outside of myself. I often share monetarily but would like to start sharing my time.

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10/31/12 11:52 A

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I volunteer at a women's shelter in Delaware and while I was there, one of the ladies seemed especially overwhelmed - I took her three children out for a while so she could gather herself and get a little rest. I didn't think anything of it at the time, but she was so grateful. It was one of my favorite days at the shelter.

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This is not somethng I did, but I would like to thank a trauma nurse at the hospital in Topeka Kansas who stopped and helped my sister and brother-in-law when they were in a serious motorcycle accident. She saw accident, stopped and stayed with my sister until paramedics and others arrived. She was wonderful and I thank her.

Edited by: EMILYANDALEXAND at: 10/31/2012 (11:18)
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Yesterday!! An elderly lady was walking to her car with a couple bags of groceries. One of the bags just ripped and her stuff fell all over. I helped her pick up her things and gave her one of my recycle/cloth bags. She almost cried!! A little kindess goes a long way these days!!

Happy Halloween!!

Hello!! I'm Linda/Lyn from St. Louis, MO USA!

Live, laugh, love, relax and play!!

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My random act of kindness happens from time to time. My past career puts me in the medical field. Because of this I tend to be the one who stops when I think people need help in car wrecks or when they fall, such as yours. I dont look at it as an act of kindness but out of concern.
This is a great question on two levels. Its makes people think about when or if they have dona anything and it will examine what people think is an act of kindness. One might think its the actually helping of someone in distress but others may think its by "accidentally" hitting that discount button at the register whensomeone is a little low on funds.




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When was the last time you gave the gift of kindness? Sometimes it happens so often that we don't even notice that it's being done for you or that you've done something for someone else. There are MANY little things in life that can make someones day.
For me, the last one I remember that STANDS out- since like I said, it really does happen so often we don't notice- was about 2 weeks ago. I was at the bowling alley and a young boy was walking along and his foot caught the lip of the carpet before heading to the hard floor. He landed on his knee with a very hard smack and just laid there and cried. I ran to comfort him and got the attention of my team to run for his mother. While she attended to him I went to the snack bar and asked for a ziploc baggie of ice and brought it to her. He was still crying and upset. They propped him up on some stools and he looked so sad while his mom went back to bowl. I went over and asked him if he was ok and gave him a dollar to play in the arcade zone. All of a sudden he felt like walking again and was smiling soon and headed off to play.
No biggie I know but his mom was very thankful to me and I brushed it off like no big deal. But thinking back now I'm glad I was able to put a smile on his face:)

There are so many little instances such as this. It's when we stop to take notice of humanity that hope is alive...

Many blessings to you and your loved ones!!
~Lisa emoticon

P.S. Please find this weeks click on the hand post for the video and pic of the week.
Also adding a link this week--full of little stories just like this or way better I should say. Some from adults, teens and even little kids! It's called GIVES ME HOPE. Worth a peek! www.givesmehope.com/top

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