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6 years 1 month ago #1268 by River
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I've given some donations to friends who have been struggling financially.

I went to a book store and slipped cash between the pages of some of my favorites, for their new owners to find.

I bought the meal of the table next to me at a restaurant.

I gave someone my coat when I was out at a strip mall.
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6 years 1 month ago #1295 by Brenna
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I LOVE those River <3

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6 years 1 month ago - 6 years 4 weeks ago #1298 by Wescli Wardest
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What did I do? There are many forms of charity and good will. This entry is not going to be about donating or serving in a kitchen or anything like that. Just simple day to day interactions that make, or made, a difference to another.

As I sat after boarding my flight I noticed the gentleman next to me. He had a pleasant enough demeanor but what caught my attention were the tears rolling down his face. So I asked how he was doing, if he was ready for the flight. I was then privelaged to hear how he loved America and after fourteen years was going home to visit his family in Guatemala. We talked as the plane continued to board and I showed him how to put his phone on airplain mode.

Not long after that we were ready to take off and the stewardess were asking people to turn off and put away their electronic devices. The gentleman began to panic as he didn't understand and wanted to video the take off. So I spoke to the stewardes, explained the situation and that I personally put his phone in airplane mode. The issue was resolved and all was well. As we began to take off he began tearing up and tried to hide the fact by covering his face with his jacket. But then his phone would point in some strange direction. So I steadied his hand and "pat" him on the shoulder reassuringly. It was a touching moment I'm sure I'll never forget.

Later in the flight, the African couple behind me had started feeding their baby. And after all was still and quiet I decided to stretch my legs. Good thing too! The couple had fallen asleep, along with the baby, while breast feeding and left herself completely exposed to the world. Where I'm sure the guys in the flight wouldn't had minded I can only imagine that she would have been horrified.

So I discreetly informed the females stewardess of the situation and got that resolved.

As we landed, we were informed that baggage claim would be at C25. An elderly couple asked if I could show them the way. Sure ;) I said. As we approached police swarmed the area a warned everyone back. Long story short... I had the mob from the plane following me as I talked with AA employees to find a way to get our luggage and what could have been a stresful day was just a little delayed. We all got or our lugage and got to go home

Later that evening I googled to see what had happens at C25 or C26. We missed walking into a shooting by mere seconds.

It was an evenful but good day.

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6 years 3 weeks ago #1304 by KobayashiRmaru
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A friend of mine had gotten a hold of me to get together for an afternoon. I've been swamped with a million things but I said sure, thinking it would be a great stress reducer and we always have a great time chatting about our chosen hobby together.
I was looking forward to it, I had even seen her in Walmart two weeks ago just before the day we were to get together chatted for a few minutes, she had been grocery shopping for her family, she has three little kids and I noticed how few groceries she actually had. I knew things had been tight for her but I didn't pry. The next day I got a message from her that she had to cancel. She was heartbroken.....long story short. Her husband was arrested on domestic assault charges. For her privacy I don't want to get into details. We talked on the phone a bit and a few messages back and forth. I rememberd her very empty grocery cart with three young kids to feed. So my best freind and I raided our freezers and pantries for food we could share. we packed a big cooler full of chicken, beef, and venison, my husband got fresh fruit and vegitables and my best freind pulled a lot of her home made jams and jellies. I also pulled out honey from my bees, and canned chicken and chicken stock. We tried to stay with stuff that we knew would keep. We ended up with three large boxes of food and a packed large cooler between the both of us.

That next day I pulled into her driveway and knocked on her door. She answered and when she saw me she was confused. I told her I was having car trouble and was just passing though but I thought my car was dragging something. I asked her if she could just help me quick while I took a peak at what I was driving under my SUV. I was hoping I could keep a straight face and somehow I managed. As I came around the passenger side of the vehicle I turned and looked at her and told her I found the problem....all these darn groceries were weighing my car down.......She burst into tears and gave me a huge hug.

I helped her carry everything in and she cried on my shoulder. She showed me her brusies and asked if she was getting the right legal help, which she was, lawyer, restraining orders etc. We talked for awhile and she again thanked me and my other freind for helping her out and she said she didn't know how she could ever pay us back. I smiled and said someday when she was in a better place and a freind needed help then repay the favor. For now take care of herself and the kids.

I hate it when my SUV gets bogged down in groceries. Thankfully I always manage to find someone who really needs them and this time some kids will have some full tummies .....
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6 years 3 weeks ago #1305 by jzen
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What a great way to help out a friend! Thanks for sharing :)
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5 years 11 months ago #1349 by Wescli Wardest
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Well, this weekend I adopted a dog.

He is a cute little guy and so far has been a wonderful playmate with the dogs we already have.
We rescued him from the Ft Worth shelter. They are SOOOO full right now.

I'll have to get a picture of him to share. But he is sleeping right now.
Tuckered out from all the playing.

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5 years 11 months ago #1352 by Senan
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I saw the pic on Facebook. He looks like a lot of fun! Hopefully he won't eat your house like the others seem to enjoy :)

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5 years 9 months ago #1410 by Wescli Wardest
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Hello everyone.

Time for another story about being of service. When I tell you what I did some might think, “that sounds more like having fun than being of service!” And I would reply, who says being of service has to be boring or suck? LOL :lol:

A few weeks ago I took my brother and a couple of his friends out fishing. Fishing?!?! Yup :cheer: Being of service is more than just picking up trash on the side of the road or feeding the hungry. It’s also providing a good role model or example; providing a fun activity for people to do that they haven’t done before; and teaching is always good. But I’ll just tell the story and let you decide. ;)

We went fishing, I think we covered that, and I was the only experienced fisherman in the group. I was also the only one with any fishing gear. Poles, tackle, bait... nope, no one else had any. Good thing I have been fishing since I was a kid and had more than plenty to go around! :lol: I spent the day explaining where the fish would be. Why they would be where they were. And more importantly to fishing, how to catch them! We were doing catch and release and used a couple of different techniques for getting the little rascals. Bait fishing, which I prefer, was a bit slow for just about everyone besides myself. So we switched it up to casting lures which takes a bit more skill and explanation. The tricky part is explaining in a way where it’s not boring or like being in a classroom. Which lures to use for which environment and how to use the lures has a lot to do with rather one will be successful or not.

We laughed, joked and talked about important things in life such as family, relationships, work, politics and religion. At one point a water moccasin swam over to where we were. So I popped it with the end of a fishing pole, yes it was that close, and it left. We didn’t make fun of those that were afraid of snakes… and that was hard not to do! LOL But, rather we showed one another that we would stand our ground and have each other’s back. And I got the privilege of spending most of the day taking fish off of hooks and helping out where needed. I didn’t do much fishing personally but it was a good day. And everyone wanted to do it again.

For giggles, I’m posting a pic of myself helping one of the guys get his fish off the hook. Yes… I’m the pudgy one in the green shirt. LOL :lol:


I hope each of you get the chance to go out and fish with people. And have a good time as well.
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5 years 8 months ago #1724 by Serenity
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The volunteerorganisation i work for are a lazy bunch so i challenged them to engage with me in an obstacle race
for a good cause , this is a good preparation for me when i want to do the Spartan Run next year. A few already confirmed training with me for this 5km one hour obstacle race , i am thrilled , who would have thought this , 9 years ago i could not even get out of my bed from pain , fear and immobility ...never give up...

www.funrungemert.nl/
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5 years 8 months ago #1725 by jzen
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Awesome! good for you :)
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