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Old 08-13-2013, 01:29 AM   #11
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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.
And let's not forget to THANK those folks manning/womanning(?) the kettle, who stand out there in the freezing cold, rain & snow, to help out others!
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When going through the McDonald's drive-thru, if I see the car behind me is in bad shape and the people inside counting change, I'll tell the clerk as I pay for mine that I'm paying for their order as well. If there are kids in the car, I add cookies or ice cream for a treat. I do the same thing if I'm walking in and see homeless people - grab 'em and ask if they want a meal. It's just to make someone else's life a little bit easier.

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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.
it's not a random act of kindness for me, every time i see a Salvation Army kettle, i put money in it. Sometimes while Christmas shopping that means i will see 3 or 4 a day, i still drop something in each one. it's usually not much, but i will every time because i have seen it put to good use.

2 years ago we had rather nasty flooding here, & the salvation army routinely went through neighborhoods & sand bag fill sites to give food & water to about anyone they saw. Me & some friends were filling sand bags at one of the fill sights & a girl from the salvation army stopped by to give us sandwiches & water. we told her thank you but we will pass, give our share to someone who needs it.
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That was probably more than she earns in an hour. Great story.
Way more than I do, and I supply safe drinking water to a whole damn city.
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Hubby and I help take care of our elderly neighbors. I cook for them, we visit them and hubby has even gone over at 3 am when the man needed help getting his wife up when she had fallen. They know they can call 24 hours per day. Their family doesn't help. I love them like family though so I don't think it counts as random kindness.....

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I tilled the neghbors garden every year. And she would often come ask for help with something or another. She was arond 90. I sure enjoied the stories she could tell. Once in a while Id take my guitar over to play and sing some gospel songs. She moved in with her daughter last year due to a fall. I sure miss her.

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You are all so awesome and you will be rewarded for your kind and loving deeds.

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My wife and I are currently cleaning out my parents attic to move them out of their home of 35 years and in with us. Built in baby sitters.

Anyway, I have a set of ice hockey skates, helmet, pads, pants and a couple sticks that I would love to donate to a young man looking to get into ice hockey. I am sure there is more up to date stuff out there today but for a youngster that may not be sure he wants to play long term it will be enough to get him out there. I say "him" not because I am sexist but because the skate are a men's 12 and the pads are a large. If you know someone deserving I would love for an anonymous box to show up on his door step. Thanks.

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When I come across a need, I just do....

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I try not to brag/talk about/advertise my good deeds. I feel it somewhat defeats the purpose, kinda like claiming charity donations on tax returns. Although I know I have mentioned a few.

I'd be more than happy to tell a good deed someone has done for me, or in my presence though. I'm just tired as ****, can't sleep, and can't think of one.

I think I've shared a few here and there in the past on the forum though.

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