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winds-of-change 08-12-2013 05:53 PM

Random acts of kindness
 
Let's hear them. Here's one I heard that impresses me no end.

A certain member here is having a family crisis. One of the family members lives far away. Another member here donated frequent flier miles to reunite the family in their time of crisis. Now that is one good person, isn't it? Some people just know when to jump in and help without being asked and with no motive for any favour to be returned.

What have you done to help your fellow man?

F4U 08-12-2013 08:25 PM

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Originally Posted by winds-of-change (Post 1333560)
Let's hear them. Here's one I heard that impresses me no end.

A certain member here is having a family crisis. One of the family members lives far away. Another member here donated frequent flier miles to reunite the family in their time of crisis. Now that is one good person, isn't it? Some people just know when to jump in and help without being asked and with no motive for any favour to be returned.

What have you done to help your fellow man?

I have a group of family and friends who long ago lost track of who owes who a favor, some phone calls are made and people show up to help with projects, go to gun shows, car shows, swap meets, trap shoots or what ever comes up if it is a major project the wives will show up at suppertime with covered dishes and a picnic/party will break out. Whoevers house we are working at is in charge of lunch and beer. The group has grown as some of the group has sons that have come of age, and I see they and their friends doing the same things,(us old guys slow down their projects, plus we don't like the music they work too. lol).

winds-of-change 08-13-2013 12:13 AM

Great story. Come on, folks. Let's lift each other up what have you witnessed or done for someone else. Too much negativity in this world, let's post some good things!

TheSadPanda 08-13-2013 12:23 AM

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Originally Posted by winds-of-change
Let's hear them. Here's one I heard that impresses me no end.

A certain member here is having a family crisis. One of the family members lives far away. Another member here donated frequent flier miles to reunite the family in their time of crisis. Now that is one good person, isn't it? Some people just know when to jump in and help without being asked and with no motive for any favour to be returned.

What have you done to help your fellow man?

This is just a small one. I went to taco bell because i was starving (not literally) and i order my food at the drive thru. As im pulling up to the window i realize i forgot my wallet at home. I get there and she hands me my soda and i tell her "im really sorry but i forgot my wallet. I cant pay for this" so she hands me the soda and says its no problem. I try to give it back, and as im reaching back up to the window she hands me the food too and says "here ya go! Have a good day!" I politely tell her again i dont have any money but i can drive home and come back. She tells me that this is her one good deed for the day and sends me on my way. And this wasnt a few dollars. I ordered ten bucks worth of taco bell. She made my whole week.

MisterMcCool 08-13-2013 12:30 AM

That was probably more than she earns in an hour. Great story.

eatmydust 08-13-2013 12:34 AM

I deal in seasonal produce, from about Memorial Day to around Labor Day. I have been able to find a good, charitable cause to donate my less than perfect, unsellable, yet very nutritious & delicious (the same food my wife & I eat) older produce to. I do ask if they can furnish me with a tax deductible letter, but the lack of one has never stopped me from donating.

I consider it a true sin to throw out perfectly edible food, so it is a 2 way street with me & the people I donate to.

I also sell Christmas trees in December and have been blessed to find a family or 2 that can really use a free tree or a serious discount, so that they can retain their dignity, & still have a real Christmas tree.

The joy that these things bring into MY life is immeasurable!

donthav1 08-13-2013 01:02 AM

a girl that grew up in the same town I did lost a child to S.I.D.S. a couple years back. We don't know each other well, just basically know each other's names & say hi to each other if our paths happen to cross, which is rare. Her & her husband don't have much money & an account was set up to take donations to pay for the funeral & a headstone, I anonymously donated $150. Hope it helped.

c3shooter 08-13-2013 01:06 AM

Once in a while there is someone that needs a jumpstart, or getting their keys out of a locked car. I do NOT do this for a living- but if someone is stuck, and I'm free to give them a hand- why not?

For the folks that want to pay me, I ask them to wait until the Salvation Army kettles show up- when passing one, think a nice thought about the Olde Phart that got their car started, and toss a buck in the kettle- and we're even.

towboater 08-13-2013 01:08 AM

I'll never be rich, because I like giving too much.

F4U 08-13-2013 01:12 AM

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Originally Posted by c3shooter (Post 1333955)
Once in a while there is someone that needs a jumpstart, or getting their keys out of a locked car. I do NOT do this for a living- but if someone is stuck, and I'm free to give them a hand- why not?

For the folks that want to pay me, I ask them to wait until the Salvation Army kettles show up- when passing one, think a nice thought about the Olde Phart that got their car started, and toss a buck in the kettle- and we're even.

With your permission I am gonna steal that line, in fact I am kind of ashamed I didn't think of it myself


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