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#1 Wisco4

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    Posted 03 December 2007 - 12:26 PM

    I know there has been a recent post about people being rude so I thought I'd start one about people being kind. :)

    This morning I went in to get a coffee at the local BP and stupidly I overfilled my cup to the very brim. An elderly man offered to pour some it out for me and I told him he didn't have to because it was so hot but he insisted that better he get burned than me. So he carried it over to the sink with the boiling hot liquid pouring all over his hand. He just smiled and gave it back to me after. I thanked him over and over again. What a completely unecessary and kind thing for him to do don't you think?

    Anyway, this has prompted me to try and be more generous and kind towards others around me. So this morning at work I took on a project that I know my assistant has been dreading. Now it's done and she doesn't have to worry about it.

    Let's keep the chain of kindess going, especially in the spirit of the season, so what kind act have you done today?

    ~Amanda

    #2 LCBride2007

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      Posted 03 December 2007 - 12:34 PM

      Fabulous idea, Amanda! We can start our own "Pay it Forward" chain right here!

      #3 edna

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        Posted 03 December 2007 - 12:56 PM

        Don't you feel amazed and so happy that there is people outside to do things like this for you? I love your idea of the chain... lets keep it rolling!

        #4 Wisco4

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          Posted 03 December 2007 - 01:44 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by mora
          Don't you feel amazed and so happy that there is people outside to do things like this for you? I love your idea of the chain... lets keep it rolling!
          Yes, I was totally thrown off by a stranger doing this for me...my FI probably wouldn't have even done it!
          ~Amanda

          #5 A10CalGal

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            Posted 03 December 2007 - 03:06 PM

            Well I'm not sure it this qualifies, but it definitely surprised me. I spend 90 minutes trying to get to the highway this morning & ran into nothing but flooded roads (hence road closures). I called my boss to let him know I may never get there & he said "no prob, stay safe." My boss is so whacky, I figured he would berate me...

            #6 StephanieMN

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              Posted 03 December 2007 - 03:45 PM

              My mom just emailed me to let me know that the guy who lives next door to her just shoveld her driveway and sidewalk in front of her house. He went over to thank him and he said he would happily do it again! She is going to go buy him a gas gift card so he can fill up his Snowblower. My mom's drive way is VERY long it it takes a long time to clear it off so this is a super big deal.
              How sweet.
              I guess I can pay it forward--Anyone want to come over so I can practice my new massage techniques? Sounds kinky but it isn't

              #7 StephanieMN

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                Posted 03 December 2007 - 03:46 PM

                My mom just emailed me to let me know that the guy who lives next door to her just shoveld her driveway and sidewalk in front of her house. He went over to thank him and he said he would happily do it again! She is going to go buy him a gas gift card so he can fill up his Snowblower. My mom's drive way is VERY long it it takes a long time to clear it off so this is a super big deal.
                How sweet.
                I guess I can pay it forward--Anyone want to come over so I can practice my new massage techniques? Sounds kinky but it isn't

                #8 Wisco4

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                  Posted 03 December 2007 - 03:54 PM

                  Quote:
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                  My mom just emailed me to let me know that the guy who lives next door to her just shoveld her driveway and sidewalk in front of her house. He went over to thank him and he said he would happily do it again! She is going to go buy him a gas gift card so he can fill up his Snowblower. My mom's drive way is VERY long it it takes a long time to clear it off so this is a super big deal.
                  How sweet.
                  Wow, that is sweet! He doesn't have the hots for your mom, does he?
                  KIDDING!
                  ~Amanda

                  #9 Saraha

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                    Posted 03 December 2007 - 10:39 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by Wisco4
                    I know there has been a recent post about people being rude so I thought I'd start one about people being kind. :)

                    This morning I went in to get a coffee at the local BP and stupidly I overfilled my cup to the very brim. An elderly man offered to pour some it out for me and I told him he didn't have to because it was so hot but he insisted that better he get burned than me. So he carried it over to the sink with the boiling hot liquid pouring all over his hand. He just smiled and gave it back to me after. I thanked him over and over again. What a completely unecessary and kind thing for him to do don't you think?

                    Anyway, this has prompted me to try and be more generous and kind towards others around me. So this morning at work I took on a project that I know my assistant has been dreading. Now it's done and she doesn't have to worry about it.

                    Let's keep the chain of kindess going, especially in the spirit of the season, so what kind act have you done today?
                    Aww that just made me smile. Great thread to start, I get so excited when I see people that go out of their way to be so kind!

                    #10 Saraha

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                      Posted 03 December 2007 - 10:48 PM

                      I know that this is somewhat of a sad post on a "happy" thread. But thought I would mention one of our patients (I work in a doctors office). Hes my favorite, comes in all the time just to give us hugs and tells all the girls in the office we were the daughters we never had. I just saw him on thursday in our office and he was going on and on about how he loves to come in just to see us (not that were anything great but he loves to make us happy). Well he was in thursday for chest pain and died of a heart attack last night. I usually am not affect when a patient dies, not that I have no emotions but I try to detach myself otherwise it would be too hard. But the whole office was devistated today. I guess in a nutshell what I am trying to say is that "random acts of kindness" usually mean alot more to the person who receives it that the person who gives it... so it never hurts to put a smile on someones face!




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