Not sure if this applicable but the grocery store where I shop awards points for purchases. I save mine up and get them back in the form of a gift card which I donate to the food bank. At this point in time I have a friend who is having a hard time..so I give them to her.
This doesn't make me successful, but it does give me joy knowing I can help a friend in a small way.
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When I need a boost, I take some time to read the message boards and offer encouragement and support to others. It's impossible to lift someone up and stay in the dumps. When I post positive thoughts for someone else, I'm reading them, too. It's a win-win.
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