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4/17/13 11:57 A

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I love this thread. Helping others is a wonderful way of improving my day.
I helped a friend with her son's course descriptions for his transcript.

"Beware of every hour and how it passes, and only spend it in the best possible way, do not neglect yourself, but render it accustomed to the noblest and best of actions, and send to your grave that which will please you when you arrive to it." Imaam ibn Al-Jawzee, 12 C scholar
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4/16/13 10:17 A

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Yesterday a friend of mine called me because she needed a ride home from a hospital where she had spent the weekend. Her family mostly lives in another state, and the closest ones are about an hour away. I was glad that I was able to help her, and that she thought enough of our friendship to call me.

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4/15/13 10:34 P

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Neighbor having a birthday, invited her to lunch...
(Husband in nursing home.)

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I try to do this as often as possible & hope the challenge continues forever.

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4/15/13 9:32 P

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Today, I was at the post office with one of my airmen. He was shipping out a box home. His card kept getitng declined. So I offered to pay for the shipping

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4/15/13 2:38 P

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I made a casserole today-huge quantity of this-divided it into smaller casserole dishes and took it to 4 different families-two who recently had surgeries, 1 who is a lady who lives alone and relies on meals on wheels so something homecooked is always welcome, and another to friends who moved here in Jan and she is not much of a cook. Along with the casserole, I added homemade banana nut muffins with oat bran and wheat germ to make them nice and healthy for one.

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We were at a tournament and I found that my friends with three kids had a room with one bed. Asked for a roll away and the one who is an early riser (like me) had a sleepover. We had a great time, and the parents got a bit more sleep!

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4/15/13 6:44 A

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My next door neighbor has had a run of bad luck. She is a very hardworking woman and things just havent been going her way lately. Yesterday the power went out in our neighborhood. I was sitting on my porch when she came limping up the stairs to her house (her knee went out). She told me she was going to bake a cake for her daughters birthday party that evening, but didn't know what to do as the power was out. I went to a store across town and bought a cake for the party - figured it was one less thing for her to worry about.

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2/28/13 4:56 P

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Babysat for a friend last night. Help me take my mind off the court case and help my friends as their babysitter didn't show.

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1/30/13 9:00 A

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Checked in with neighbor...

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1/22/13 11:31 A

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More info on my using what I already have to help the young parents of the little girl with HLHS: a have a very small account at a bank that I haven't touched in years - I really don't know why I am keeping it open, but I can write a $15 check that will not completely wipe it out until I decide what I want to do with it and that will add $15 to the fund! emoticon

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1/22/13 11:00 A

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Very cold here...staying in,
however checked on a couple friends...AOK
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"Cashed" some rolls of pennies and nickels to help to raise $$$ and sold some books to a used bookstore for living expenses for the family of a little cousin who will be having heart surgery the first part of February - my goal is $100; I have $33 of it now.

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1/19/13 1:01 P

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Baked an extra banana nut bread for a friend...
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We took a piece of mulberry pie to a teacher today.

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Help out a friend by putting some of her items on Ebay for her since she doesn't have a computer and didn't know how to do it. I already have an account and have items on Ebay so just add them on to mine. Will write her a check when they sell.

Took cookies over to my Aunt's and took back her bowl that she brought soup over to me in.

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1/13/13 12:30 P

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Helped clean up a spilled drink at the bowling alley yesterday. Wasn't mine emoticon

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1/12/13 12:38 P

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I went to the funeral of a neighbor I hardly know. We didn't stay for the buffet afterwards, but later that afternoon they sent over 3 big grocery bags of leftover food. It was a really nice surprise, very very unexpected.

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We took scones in and gave them to my sons teachers yesterday morning. Still warm from baking.

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I was on the receiving end. My Aunt drop off Homemade chicken noodle soup for me. So, I will repay her when I am feeling better.

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An act of kindness..let's do it...
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1/7/13 8:20 P

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Someone got me a cart at the grocery store. With kids, I didn't try to get a cart for the person behind me, but I smiled and struck up conversations with everyone! It feels good

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1/4/13 5:20 P

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I was on the receiving end...a friend helped me
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I really like this thread! I have been researching ideas to help with travel, food, and lodging expenses for the upcoming surgery of a cousin.

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Went to the Store this morning and help an elderly lady with her groceries. It really made me feel good and she was really happy as she didn't think she needed the help. emoticon

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I really like this idea. I often try to look for a way to give a bit extra help, time eg but this will help me focus more on it. Thank you for sharing.

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I like the idea. I'm bad about reporting back in however.

Todays would be volunteering to help my sons new teacher. Being her 1st day, she was prepared and didn't need any help but the offer is sincere and ongoing on my part.

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For sure, will get it done. Love doing nice things for people.

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Great, count me in...Nan

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I am calling this Challenge "Pay it Forward or Be Kind"

This is how it goes:

Each day you do something for someone it doesn't have to be big. It could be a kind word or hold a door open for someone or helping out a neighbor. It could be that someone did something nice for you then in return you do something nice for them.

Here in Washington State Paying it Forward has meant -Example : DH went in to get coffee for us one morning when he went to pay for it the girl told him that it was already paid for by the person before him. So, he in returned paid for the person behind him. This went on for 4 weeks like that.

As ways, I don't expect that but, What I would like us to do is try to spread Kindness and pass it on each day. Then come back and tell us what you did and what happen. I think this would be fun. Just giving a kind word to a stranger or even a smile could give someone a really boost to their day. You never know we could just start something Contagious ! emoticon

Well, I hope you come and join in!

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