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Old 04-03-2011, 11:01 PM   #91
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This thread has cheered me up big time! We're having a very tough time financially at the moment, I'm newly pregnant with 3 miscarriages behind me, our home-based business isn't going so well, and I'm doing a temporary pastry chef job at a bakery to help pay bills and am very tired. My OH also has a mystery 'painful arms' condition and just had to get a million vials of blood taken at the hospital. We were just looking at our finances tonight and realised that we've only got enough to survive until June. Rather depressed, I turned to this forum (cooking is a great form of escapism!). The tales of kindness and good will out there in the world really cheered me up. The world is a good place and there's lots of good karma out there after all, it seems! Thanks for cheering me up!
Hang in there Veglover things have a way of turning around for us. If we can help cheering you up then life is not all bad. Here's hoping your life fills with goodness and you life becomes happy.
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:34 AM   #92
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VegLover you are in great place. This site is great for your self esteem. People show their interest and respect, make you laugh, and there is always the Venting thread to let it all out. You feel better having vented, and sometimes someone can offer a suggestion or solution to a problem.
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Old 12-01-2011, 03:59 PM   #93
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This thread kind of died, so I thought I'd breathe new life into it as the holiday season approaches.

A few weeks ago, one of the members of the curling club died. I never win the 50/50 draw, but that week, I scratched out my name on the sheet and put the name of the deceased member's brother (also a member). Well, wouldn't you know it, I WON! (I had already left, so told the gal in charge to give the money to the brother). Well, the next week, I was given the $, and gave it to him. He was really touched. I will never win again <g>. And, it wasn't a lot of money, it was just I wanted him to know that he was missed that week and thoughts were with him.
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Old 12-01-2011, 07:04 PM   #94
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Paid the balance of an old fella's medications, he was busy putting things like bar soap and toothpaste back on the shelf because the cost of his meds was out of his range.
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:09 PM   #95
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Paid the balance of an old fella's medications, he was busy putting things like bar soap and toothpaste back on the shelf because the cost of his meds was out of his range.
Good for you PF I gave my dialysis neighbor an extra pair of head phones. His were falling apart. Also gave him the last of the HOT peppers I had DH pick. Not much of any thing but this fellow has no legs and is so sweet and nice to everyone. Makes me wish I could do more.
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I do what I can for my elderly, who knows, my few dollars may keep him out of my nursing home and living independently for a few more months.
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Old 12-01-2011, 09:56 PM   #97
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What a little act of kindness does is let the person he/she is not alone, someone cares.
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Old 12-01-2011, 09:58 PM   #98
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Paid the balance of an old fella's medications, he was busy putting things like bar soap and toothpaste back on the shelf because the cost of his meds was out of his range.
How very sweet--but it is sad that he couldn't afford the necessities and his meds. What is the world coming to?
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:35 AM   #99
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it's coming to people who say they're not religious but rather spiritual.

the only spirit they seem to care about is their own.

religion is the practice of being spiritual. it might even be looked at as "spiritualism for dummies", lol. (sorry, i've been reading a lot of "for dummies" books lately)

so if you don't find one that suits you, be sure to act upon the goodness that you say is in your heart.

sorry, you may have your soapbox back now.
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Old 12-02-2011, 10:17 AM   #100
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About a month ago, the hard drive on my laptop died. I admit, I hadn't been backing up everything as often as I should have...my life was on that hard drive--pictures of my beloved, now departed dogs, etc. The guy at the computer shop in the village tried FIVE times to clone my hard drive. Finally, he was able to get everything onto an external hard drive for me. He charged me cost for the new hard drive, no labor, and gave me the hard drive and USB cable. I was "random act of kindnessed." I stopped in with a gift card to the local Tim Horton's a few days later.
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