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1/8/13 5:09 P

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I'm writing about one of my random acts of kindness in my blog today...

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1/4/13 7:26 A

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emoticon How sweet of you to come here and say publicly. You know, I did my Senior Project on how accessible my city was to the handicapped. That was MANY years ago, but riding around in that manual wheelchair, getting stuck on small aisles in stores, having people stare at me, pull their children away from me, the remarks ... and nothing was wrong with me! All of those memories are still in my memory bank. That project did more than gain me an "A" but made me a more tender person. We're all here on this earth with our own handicaps. May we each do for one another something that helps the other. We never know when we're going to need someone else.

Blessings for a most wonderful day!
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People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas.
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1/4/13 7:11 A

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111Butteryfly111 - you're a diamond - as someone who spends 99% of their time in a wheelchair, I have to say just helping someone out in a shop has a huge impact. Invariably these days, one can never find a shop assistant, and some people (happily not all) have a way of doing something with their body language that says 'please don't ask me'. I don't mind going and looking for someone when I'm in my electric chair, but it is much harder if I'm in my manual chair. For people who walk with sticks, the long trail to find someone and then return to get the item is a nightmare (I know I've done it ). Thank goodness for kind people like you, who are happy to oblige when you ask, or as is often the case, see you looking up and ask if they can help with anything emoticon emoticon

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1/1/13 10:39 P

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You both ROCK!!!

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1/1/13 5:48 P

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emoticon YOU are so very kind! Thank you so much for honoring me in such a spectacular way. Words can't even tell you how much I treasure this!

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You know, I am always the woman who wanders the parking lot at the grocery or at Walmart to help little elderly folks with their buggies ... it's always a chore for them to put them back. Or for those in wheelchairs in the store to reach something on a high shelf. My Grandmother was a short little lady and could never reach things. And she'd always complain that she was so tired that taking the cart back to the store was more than she could do. Makes me think of her so it's always a pleasure to do it. And isn't it a kinder way to go through life?

Thanks again for your kindness to me today! It means so much!!!


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People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas.
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1/1/13 5:24 P

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SPLENDID! Doesn't it make you feel good just reaching out to people? Especially when they become receptive to it. That makes me so happy - for you and for them. Rex, I have replied to your message and think that is a terrific idea as well.

My random act of kindness was two days ago. I was shopping at Wal-mart and there was an elderly lady in a motorized cart. She couldn't reach the item high on the shelf, I happened to be coming down the aisle so I grabbed it for her. I then stealthily followed her around (no it wasn't stalker level following around), just to make sure she didn't need any more help. I did this in honor of 111butterfly111 since she's so rocking in the leader boards.

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1/1/13 3:25 P

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I've thought about your proposal and I like it although I do try to do something every day that might be considered a random act of kindness. It does back to trying to make the place (or the campsite as we were told in Boy Scouts so many years ago) a better place than the one we found. It's just that I don't write about those, whether it be letting somebody go in front of me in a line, letting a car over rather than speeding up to keep them from merging (it's a definite sport in Dallas if you can keep somebody from moving over), or similar small things that are done on a daily basis as part of life.

I have a member who needs encouragement but rather than write about it here, I will send you a personal message to your inbox.

Let me know what you think...

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12/27/12 2:31 P

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Hi Losenit66

I took time to say hello to some folk who passed my door. I've seen them before but they tend to avoid eye contact, so I've assumed they don't want to speak. Once I said 'Hello, did you have a good Christmas?' their whole body posture changed and they smiled and stopped to talk.

I was thinking about you and your proposed challenge, so this first one is in honour of you, your achievements on SP, and being the kind of person who thinks of ways of celebrating our successes by reaching out to others.

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12/24/12 5:16 P

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I think that's a brilliant idea LOSENIT66...I'm up for it.

Happy Christmas.

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12/22/12 10:32 A

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I just posted this in reply to another thread but thought I would create a separate topic altogether. Why don't we pick a fellow teammate then go out and perform a random act of kindness in honor of that teammate. We can then go to their page and reply back here to tell them what we did in honor of them and their courageous battle to make a better life. What do you think?

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