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Old 12-16-2010, 12:52 AM   #21
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Shrek and I made our last donation to ten people on the last Angel tree we could find today.

We also purchased 20 bags of food for the Food Bank today.

This will be my first Christmas off from work in 10 years. We are going to devote our day at the Poverello Center, our local "soup kitchen," cooking and serving food.

We've been very fortunate this year after a windfall of tax free money. We've been sharing with the community, since before Thanksgiving...unfortunately, my Very Dear Mother-in-Law died in order for us to enjoy this largess. I miss her terribly.
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:40 AM   #22
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I think you can do something no matter where you are. It can be as simple as saying something nice to someone who needs a pick me up on here.
A little thing I try to do, when I see someone unloading their cart - at the grocery or home improvement store, etc. - is ask if I can take their cart back for them. So often there's no good place to leave the empty cart. Usually people seem pleased not to have to deal with their empty, especially young Moms who have just buckled their youngster in. And if I am finished unloading my cart, if I see someone with a toddler that needs to ride in the cart, I offer my empty.

At the risk of boring you to death (snxxxx) with regard to shopping carts......... That's how I found my handyman at the Lowe's parking lot. After shopping one day, I was sitting, checking my list, when a fellow across the lane started unloading his cart. His truck door had his phone number with a note about his handyman business. I happened to be in need of a handyman for a couple of small odd jobs. After unloading, he walked his empty cart back to the store. I decided that here was a good guy, and copied down his number, which I later used and was pleased with his work and with my decision based on so small a thing.
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Old 12-20-2010, 09:37 PM   #23
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Complimented a lady on her pin today. Picked up a lucky penny and handed it to a random stranger in the parking lot. He looked at me like I was nuts but he took it anyway.

Yesterday I directed an older couple who were lost in the grocery store. They found me later and thanked me for my very specific directions.
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Old 12-20-2010, 09:44 PM   #24
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Changed a tire for a lady today....The fact that she was a drop dead gorgeous brunette had nothing to do with it...No matter what you think.
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Changed a tire for a lady today....The fact that she was a drop dead gorgeous brunette had nothing to do with it...No matter what you think.
Holy moly UB, thats gotta be good enough to get you to the New Year! Nice work. (And doing the job is all that matters, the "scenery" is just you being good to YOU!)
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The young man who bagged my groceries today, was a very pleasant sort and I pushed my cart out while he walked alongside. When we got the groceries in the car I helped him gather the carts in that end of the lot. He asked me to come back anytime and help. After he thanked me!
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Old 12-20-2010, 09:51 PM   #27
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Does it count if I took a heavy sack of booze from an elderly gentleman and carried them to his car?

I didn't want Shrek to slip and fall on the ice and break my bottle of rum...
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Holy moly UB, thats gotta be good enough to get you to the New Year! Nice work. (And doing the job is all that matters, the "scenery" is just you being good to YOU!)
Definitely Eye-Candy..
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Old 12-20-2010, 09:59 PM   #29
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I'm happy to join the group. I'm not a big one for giving big bucks to big charities, but every ear I throw a Christmas party when I invite my friends to bring me food for the foot bank. Then a number of years ago, an acquaintance asked us to buy stuff for sngle women with kids at a shelter. So now she helps me with the food bank, and I help her with the shelter.

I have to tell you, the time I spent today buying scarves and mittens, coats and socks and shoes and some Barbie doll clothes did more for me than any of the stuff I could buy for my (to me) overindulged family.
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Does it count if I took a heavy sack of booze from an elderly gentleman and carried them to his car?

I didn't want Shrek to slip and fall on the ice and break my bottle of rum...
LOL!!! I'm telling that you called him ELDERLY!

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I'm happy to join the group. I'm not a big one for giving big bucks to big charities, but every ear I throw a Christmas party when I invite my friends to bring me food for the foot bank. Then a number of years ago, an acquaintance asked us to buy stuff for sngle women with kids at a shelter. So now she helps me with the food bank, and I help her with the shelter.

I have to tell you, the time I spent today buying scarves and mittens, coats and socks and shoes and some Barbie doll clothes did more for me than any of the stuff I could buy for my (to me) overindulged family.
Good for you Claire. Its so nice to see the sparkle in someone's eyes and know that it wouldn't have been there without your efforts.

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Definitely Eye-Candy..
Tis the season. Was it Eye-Candy-Cane?
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