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8/12/13 4:23 A

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It makes shopping a much happier experience when they are like that.


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
better tomorrow."
-- Doug Firebaugh


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8/11/13 7:43 P

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Went shopping today with Mom and the cashier was very helpful and just smiled and took interest in us. So many cashiers are grumpy and it was pleasant to have one who smiled and was pleasant.

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PAOLINA's Photo PAOLINA Posts: 9,498
8/11/13 4:40 A

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'phoned and wrote out a list of places where newcomer to district could pursue her hobbies


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
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-- Doug Firebaugh


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8/11/13 3:25 A

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I have been asking questions online. I think it's extremely kind and helpful how many positive informational people have contacted me.

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PAOLINA's Photo PAOLINA Posts: 9,498
8/9/13 3:30 A

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I admire your attitude, Pam.


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
better tomorrow."
-- Doug Firebaugh


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8/7/13 1:07 A

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I believe that I'm paying Mom back also.

Tomorrow I will be taking my developmentally challenged cousin grocery shopping. It is always quite the trip. It usually takes anywhere from 2-1/2 - 4 hours. It is exhausting but it needs to be done. I'm paying it forward for all the things people have done for me in my time of need.

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PAOLINA's Photo PAOLINA Posts: 9,498
8/7/13 12:46 A

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In a shop I said I would like to buy a certain product but always had trouble opening that type of jar. another customer did it for me.


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
better tomorrow."
-- Doug Firebaugh


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PAOLINA's Photo PAOLINA Posts: 9,498
8/6/13 3:01 A

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It's a lovely thing to do, Pam, and a way to reciprocate all the love and care she gave you when you were a child.


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
better tomorrow."
-- Doug Firebaugh


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8/4/13 12:38 P

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Pam.
That is so sweet. I enjoyed doing my Mom's hair and her nails. She did love bright red nail polish - even in her 90s. I think of her often and so miss her sweet smile.

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8/4/13 3:23 A

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I went to my Moms to give her a pedicure. It felt good to help her. It's a job to take care of her feet. I do it whenever she asks and I enjoy doing things that make Mom happy. She took care of me and now it's my turn to take care of her.

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PAOLINA's Photo PAOLINA Posts: 9,498
8/3/13 11:39 P

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stranger followed me to say i'd left my car's rear window open.


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
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-- Doug Firebaugh


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7/31/13 11:26 P

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It took much patience but I talked with my mentally disabled cousin for 20 minutes today on the phone. I hate talking on the phone but I know how much she needs to talk with me often. I'm trying to teach her not to repeat herself. There is improvement emoticon

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7/31/13 8:53 P

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I've seen a number of RAK's this week in a variety of ways. Some were at work doing acts like bringing me an extra couple reams of paper, just because she knew I was swamped, and knows how much I print. Or the email from another coworker thanking me for all I do. Another brought me hand picked blueberries fresh from her yard, and offered to pick up lunch for me since I was swamped, and wouldn't be getting out of the office anytime soon. And another coworker who stopped by just to ask if there was anything else his dept could do for me, just to simplify.

There are others like holding the door, dropping by with a piece of chocolate, a hug, someone setting aside the sticky cinn/sugar bagel, and keeping it warm for me.

At home with hubby, he will just find a simpler way for anything that frustrates me. And if he can't make a fix, he'll search until he finds one. And just taking the time to prune a bush, taking time to water, or any task he takes care of to lighten my load, I am much appreciative. It's the the sweet thoughts, no matter how big or small.

I don't always recognize these acts when I'm hip deep, but I do upon reflection.
And of course, I enjoy doing for others whenever the opportunity arises.




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7/29/13 7:58 P

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Where I work, we regularly donate to a local women's shelter. I will make another delivery this week as I have two laundry baskets full of items - mostly toiletries.

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PAOLINA's Photo PAOLINA Posts: 9,498
7/29/13 4:26 A

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someone 'phoned me to tell me what had happened to someone i was worrying about.


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
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-- Doug Firebaugh


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7/28/13 10:43 P

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people are nice!!!

didn't get out today, but neighbor kept coming to door for stuff all afternoon. it was very disturbing, but I responded nicely and went back to work.

keep your EYE ON THE BALL. what is the goal?will this action get you closer?

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right." – Henry Ford

slowly but surely.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with o


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XME501's Photo XME501 Posts: 1,952
7/28/13 12:11 P

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My grandson is doing some painting at their apartment - and noticed that the house next door could use a paint job. He works at Safeway so some of his work friends are going to paint the house. The owners are paying for the paint and they are providing the labor.

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7/28/13 9:54 A

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Not something I witnessed, but a story in this morning's paper about two disabled brothers in their 50's whose home was about to be condemned. A neighbor stepped in, rallied the community and local businesses, and rebuilt and improved their home. Most of the services and supplies were donated. The story gave me a huge smile and brought tears to my eyes. Two lives were changed and improved due to the kindness of others.

 
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7/28/13 3:12 A

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helped a lady call a taxi and tried to contact someone else who had been invited to a birthday lunch today but didn't come. mutual friend went to her home but she wasn't there she lives on her own so we'll follow it up tomorrow


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
better tomorrow."
-- Doug Firebaugh


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7/28/13 12:12 A

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I know that feeling. I have a cousin that lives alone and I go to visit at least twice a week and she tells you the same thing over and over again. Oh well what goes around comes around. I figure I'm collecting chips. emoticon

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Pam: The Weekly Challenge Team Leader. I have reached my weight loss goal and lost 103 lbs.


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MINNIE's Photo MINNIE Posts: 14,865
7/27/13 10:26 P

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yeaterday I went to see an older woman who is not doing well after eye surgery. today I took a friend of mine back to visit her. worst part is that she doesn't let you leave.

keep your EYE ON THE BALL. what is the goal?will this action get you closer?

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right." – Henry Ford

slowly but surely.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with o


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7/27/13 8:50 P

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I am on a fixed income. I go several places to get free food during the month. I divide it up several ways and deliver some to others I know who also have limited funds. One of them cares for several young children. They call me "The Food Lady". It warms my heart.

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7/27/13 7:04 P

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I have a small pkg. of cookie mix up here at the house in NC. They are burning a hole in my sweet tooth. I'm going to make them tonight, keep 2 for me, and divide the rest up into 2 plates.

One will go to the woman across the street who lives alone. Her mom recently had a stroke and had to go into assisted living. Don't know if her mom can eat them, but I know she has no time to bake for herself.

The other will go to the woman who runs the county recycling station, sits in a small booth all day, whether it's winter or summer, and is ALWAYS pleasant as I drive up to toss my trash. She doesn't know me from a hole in the ground and will probably toss the cookies, but it's the thought that counts.

That and the fact that they won't be in MY house to tempt me to eat the WHOLE thing.

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7/27/13 6:56 P

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After I did my 5K on the treadmill at the gym today, I went out to get my gym bag, towels, and water bottle to switch to a pool workout. I must have looked a fright, but on the way back in, a young man-could have been my grandson-stopped, returned to the door, held it open and smiled at me. Surprising, but made my day. The coaches at the desk inside were surprised too. I think the younger generation went up a few notches, at least in the minds of those who experienced that little act of kindness.

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7/27/13 5:00 P

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We have a neighbor who is always stopping by with something for us. Yesterday she brought us a cantaloupe that is so good and sweet and juicy. I try to reciprocate but just can't keep up with her. She is a real sweetheart!!

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7/27/13 4:39 P

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We bought out house a little over a year ego. We didn't li,e the landscaping that was there so we had all the plants pulled put. We finally got around to buying some new plants today, but not enough to go around the whole house. Our neighbors were re-doing their landscape today and brought us their day lilies they didn't want. Now we have enough p,ants for another area!

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7/27/13 2:50 P

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What random acts of kindness have you done or witnessed today on the team, in SparkPeople, your family or your neighborhood.

Motivate others on the team by telling your story. emoticon

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