I parked in downtown Grand Rapids just a few minutes ago. While I was feeding the meter, I noticed that the meter for the car parked in front of me was flashing expired. Just down the street, I had already seen the parking enforcement officer coming, ticket book in hand just itching to hit someone with a $20 ticket. Since I had a handful of quarters already, after I fed my meter I fed every one that was expired or close to it for the rest of the block... and it felt AMAZING, lol!
My husband seen a homeless couple and they had a dog with them. It was real hot out and their poor dog was so hot!! He went in and bought them a loaf of bread, lunch meat and some water. He also gave them a bag of ice for their dog and some dog food and treats:). The dog gobbled the ice and food. My husband is a very manly guy. But watching them all gobble down the food actually brought a tear to his eye. It's sad. It feels good if you help a person just for a moment.
I was going into Wal mart and there was an Arabian woman with her daughter sitting in a stroller.the woman held a sign asking for help and food. I immediately went into the store and bought her food and water.Mind you I'm in my first pregnancy and I was shopping for food for my baby and I , but I just couldn't let her leave the store without any food. Afterward I didn't feel much different until I was offered a job an hour later
I LET GO.. it felt depressing But knew it was for the better. I loved and knew it couldn't go on any further and that it is wrong to let it drag on like how I used to. LETTING GO is one of the hardest parts of any relationship. Be it in family and friends. So? I consider it an ACT OF KINDNESS to let go for THE BOTH OF US to find better things and be happy on our way out.
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took 180 kids to mexico for several years.. built houses.. went into prisons.. oversaw dental work.. worked with the locals (the whole teach em how to fish thing). met a young local gal whose dream was to speak english.. she was told she could hang out with my bi-linguist IF she finished the help of the digging of the trenchs for the foundation for one of the houses with my team (this was a job that was to take 3-4 days of the week). i watched the interaction and by the look in her eyes.. she seemed to give up on the fantasy/dream in that moment. that night i got two friends to help me dig the trenches until dawn. she hung out with my interpreter. she is now a teacher of language and an interpreter herself. i hear she is now an integral part of a similar project these days. proud of her.
During a conversation with an elderly lady in my church, she commented on another woman's cane and remarked how much safer the "four-footed" cane is than her single cane, but she couldn't afford the better one. I knew where there was one stored after a family member had passed away, so I found it and slipped it into church at the bench where she usually sat, but just to be sure she knew it was for her, I tied a pink ribbon on it with her name. She uses it all the time now and still keeps the ribbon on. I'm delighted every time I see her with it.