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Drole

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One Good Deed a Day/Week/etc
« on: November 15, 2017, 11:05:04 PM »
For the past few weeks i've been trying to do one good deed a day.

Some days it is as simple as picking up a piece of trash.

Thought i'd see if anyone else wants to play along with me.

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Re: One Good Deed a Day/Week/etc
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2017, 11:03:02 PM »
What a lovely idea!

I may not always post, but I will try to play along.
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Re: One Good Deed a Day/Week/etc
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2017, 12:27:25 AM »
My MIL lives with us. So does her pal, Al Z. Heimer. I'm trying really hard to be nicer to her/them. I need this thread. Thank you for starting it.
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Re: One Good Deed a Day/Week/etc
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2017, 02:36:33 AM »
Such a good thread! I've been thinking about what really has brought me joy in my personal life over the past few months. Of course, friends and family were top on the list. But helping an elderly lady with her groceries and leaving a big tip for a waitress who was in crisis, that just gives you those bursts of joy that you need sometimes!

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Re: One Good Deed a Day/Week/etc
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2017, 05:28:29 AM »
Great thread! I'm in. Will try to contribute. Even if it's just picking up a piece of trash every day, will make a huge difference in the end.

Yesterday; Cleaned my colleague/friend's fridge. We had dinner at his place and while he was cooking I decided I could just clean the fridge as I couldn't stand the smell.
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Re: One Good Deed a Day/Week/etc
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2017, 06:58:01 AM »
I was going to start a thread on random acts of kindness, but this seems like the same thing. I am going to try to do one good deed (or random act of kindness) per day between now and the end of the year.

Today I am going to make or buy (Dollar store) a card to send to a friend anonymously in the mail.

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Re: One Good Deed a Day/Week/etc
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2017, 01:46:10 PM »
I hooked up the bike trailer so the kids and I could go pick up cans in the neighborhood. So, there is a financial incentive for the kids (I once estimated we earn about $1 an hour doing this). And we get exercise. Guess it's a trifecta.

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Re: One Good Deed a Day/Week/etc
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2017, 10:38:57 AM »
Monday: volunteered to help with neighborhood association project (volunteered husband as well for bonus points)
Tuesday: picked up trash as I walked back from an errand
Wednesday: donated some stools and clothing/shoes to my favorite thrift shop.  (also spent supported them financially by donating $9.80 for about 10 books, 5 small zippered bags, 2 board games, ski pants, 5 new/like new bottles of nail polish and a waterproof bag for camping gear...). 

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Re: One Good Deed a Day/Week/etc
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2017, 05:40:22 AM »
I reached out to two people I haven't been in contact with in a long time. One was a cousin who had a double hip replacement, and the other was a friend. Had great conversations and brightened all of our days.

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Re: One Good Deed a Day/Week/etc
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2017, 02:21:20 PM »
Partially paid lunch for a friend who was short in cash and couldn't find an exchange place.

Took some pictures for a solo traveler who couldn't fit himself + a whole cathedral on a selfie.

Arranged group tickets for cheap train travel. I profit from it too, but by being the organizer I do most of the work + take the risk of people not paying.

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Re: One Good Deed a Day/Week/etc
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2017, 09:55:45 AM »
Here  is an assortment for me from the past week or so:
-Was in South Korea at a hotel, and there were many US service people staying in the hotel. Made it a point to initiate a conversation with each one, and thank them for their service. One got emotional & told me how much it meant to him to hear that at a time when he's away from his family, over the holidays. I awkwardly cried during the conversation.
-Volunteering to run the kids crafts at my son's holiday party at school. He's in 5th grade, so it's now or never in terms of getting into the classroom. There are almost no opportunities for that type of volunteering next year +
-Read this post http://www.becomingminimalist.com/the-white-envelope/ & fell in love with the idea. Decided that, for this year, my husband and I will pay for my disabled aunt's health insurance. She works 30 hours/week as a dishwasher, and funds are really, really tight. She doesn't qualify for much else, and has struggled financially since my grandmother passed away. It makes me feel so nice to be able to do something that is critical & useful.

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Re: One Good Deed a Day/Week/etc
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2017, 02:35:20 PM »
We've had a ton of snow in the past 2 days.  We have a snow removal contract (no punches - we're in our 60's, and have some health issues).  I was baking cookies for Christmas today, and offered them a bunch still warm from the oven.  Turned out they had been working since the middle of the night and had not eaten (this was at 2 p.m.).  I don't think I've ever seen oatmeal cookies get such an enthusiastic reception!   : )
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Re: One Good Deed a Day/Week/etc
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2017, 06:36:06 PM »
I fought for my employees and won! Executives were taking away my housekeeping services and going to mandate my clerks start cleaning the public toilets among other things. I went into the Executive meeting with my key points memorized on why this was not a good plan - including how it would hurt our customer service. Executives agreed with me and my clerks love me for taking up for them!

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Re: One Good Deed a Day/Week/etc
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2017, 06:55:35 PM »
I fought for my employees and won! Executives were taking away my housekeeping services and going to mandate my clerks start cleaning the public toilets among other things. I went into the Executive meeting with my key points memorized on why this was not a good plan - including how it would hurt our customer service. Executives agreed with me and my clerks love me for taking up for them!

Awesome!!! That's a huge win.

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« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2017, 07:33:29 AM »
Helped my son save for & donate teddy bears to a teddy bear drive at his school. He was really excited to help.