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Old 08-16-2013, 12:44 AM   #31
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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.
As you can tell by my Avatar, hockey is my game. Take your equipment to one of the rinks and ask for a contact for the local in house rec league. They always have a need for equipment, particularly skates, and you will be surprised at how many those skates will fit. An expensive game, and any equipment donated is greatly appreciated. I thank you when I think of all the equipment I have dredged up for kids teams over the years.
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For my donations, for many years I was a certified soccer referee. Did kids, adults, and high school. I did many a kids game for teams that were not necessarily well off, for free. Donated the game fee back, or at a couple of tournaments, took teams to the snack bar with my envelope, and bought them all iceys.

At a tournament the teams pay their referee fees up front in cash. For a U-10 game that would be $15. I could take both teams to the snack bar and buy water ice for them for 0.50 each. Well worth it for the smiles on their faces, and maybe a good thought about the referees.

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Was cashing my check at the bank drive through today,and the guy next to me wraps up his transaction and goes to crank up his trucks and I heard an old familiar sound... ERRRRRRRRRR KA CLICK CLICK CLICK.

You know the one... The one that tells you your alternator is bad and hasn't charged your battery.

So I'm still waiting on my stuff,but I asked him if he needed a jump, he says yea.

So I hop out of my truck pop the hood and grab my jumper cables out of the tool box and stretch them across the drive through lane and jump him off.

Amazing how two minutes spent helping another can brighten both your days.

I will say though I was quick to help this guy mostly because I had heard that sound and been in his shoes many a time in my first truck. But I do try to pay it forward when I can.

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I was at Wagreens today after work. There were two people in line in front of me and one guy in line behind me. The first guy in line was buying something that would be discounted if he had a Rewards card. He did not have one. The lady behind him scanned her card so he could get the discount. Then it was her turn to check out. She got a few items then asked for a pack of cigarettes. The guy behind me tossed a 50 cents off coupon on the counter for her cigarettes. He said since she was nice enough to let the guy in front of her use her discount card she deserved to have the 50 cents off on her cigarettes. I was in line getting a Money Pak card for a friend who has hit hard times and needed some cash to get his water turned back on. We had a good chuckle at ourselves as "do gooders". LOL

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Just saw this thread for the first time. You all got it wrong!

There's NOTHING random about it!

You all want to make and live in a nicer and better world? You gotta go make it. You have to do it on purpose, all the time, everyday. Most people are are so wrapped up in their own world they're oblivious to the opportunities to make the world, or at least their world, a better place.

When you look in the mirror in the morning, give yourself the task of doing one thing nice for somebody. When you look in the mirror at night, remember what it was. It doesn't even have to be a big thing like stamping out polio. It could be a few kind words to the waitperson at the Szechuan Fire who got your order wrong, or to an hasseled ditzy checkout person at the local Try-n-Save.

You're going to forget to do something the first few days. Then you'll start to remember just after the opportunity has past and you'll feel foolish for missing it. Then you'll begin to see them in time to do something. Then as you get used doing one thing, you'll see them more and more. You'll start to do nice things more and more and it will start to become a habit. It's exactly the same kind of awareness as that 'possible threat situation awareness self-defense color' thing.

Now here's the problem; the more people you can victimize with an act of kindness, the more they'll be likely to perpetuate an act of kindness on others. This is how it spreads. It's an insidious virus and if nothing is done about it, it may breakout, become an epidemic, and infect a whole population.

My point is it doesn't happen by accident. There are plenty of people doing their best, on purpose, to make the world a meaner place. They work at. If we want a nicer world, we've got to 'work' at that, and not let any opportunity to be kind slip by. It's not going to happen by accident.

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Okay, I meant "random on purpose". Random as in........'you never know when the opportunity will arise'. But, yes, it is always on purpose.

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