8 months ago
Last edited at 2:50AM on 7/2/2013
I passed by a broke down motorist with the hood up on the interstate, but she was on the opposite side going the other direction. She looked frantic and was nervously walking around her car trying to figure out what to do. I went to the next exit, swung around and headed back in her direction. Once I stopped and went up to her van, she wouldn't get out(was late at night so she was just playing it safe), so I poked around under the hood trying to figure out what was wrong. Finally, she got out with tears in her eyes and told me that her boyfriend refused to come get her because she took the wrong route to work. She was on the interstate, and her boyfriend told her to take the back roads. We talked for a while and I found out she was running a fundraiser at her local church, though I'm not a religious man, I wrote out a check for $450 and donated it for the church to send off another missionary. :-)
8 months ago
Last edited at 2:44AM on 7/2/2013
told them the honest truth? idk that's a tough one. hmmm... answer questions is nice.... hmm... oh i stood up for a kid i didnt even know against one of my own friends. my friend well now exfriend i guess.. was upset cause this kid was hanging out with his girl.
The kindest deeds are those done in secret. Such as paying a utility bill anonymously for a family who is financially hurting. Or, providing school uniforms for children in need. Or a prom dress for a young lady whose family could not come close to buying one. All done in secret. Or anonymously funding a "free meals for children" program.
I always liked the lyrics "in the midst of the most painful faces, angels show up in the strangest of places". This question reminds me of that song.
I try to do stuff that might make someones day, by being polite, holding doors open for people, giving someone a well deserved complement, etc. That's what us Christians do. God wants us to put not only his interest first, but also the interest of others. One day, I went on a school fled trip, and I forgot my lunch at home. Another kid in my class also forgot his lunch. I called my mom to drop my lunch off at the school before we left, and asked her to pack a lunch for him as well.
I agree it should be done in secret-such as a teacher paying utility bills for a student's family so they can have heat in the winter, or giving away three cars on the spot three different occasions to someone in desperate need, or buying groceries for a family weekly, but sometimes the kindest thing we can do I've learned is to say "no".
I was working in medical college in 1992 or 1993 a patient of kidney failure came to my hospital she had two small kids her husband died, she needed kidney transplantation she was very poor and had no money and we have no health insurance policy in India for every one, we as a group of radiographers had a common friend who met with an accident, we contacted his family and arranged for the kidney and money for the young lady. Now she is fine with a little bit ailment but her kids have become engineer and are working in MNC, they are giving 10,000/- Indian rupees as donation for poor who have some medical problems since last six or seven years. I feel proud being one of them. our act bring smile to many related families and it gives the real inner happiness.
I don't pick up coins. Maybe quarters, but come on--that's rare. But if I see a penny, or a nickel, or a dime; one that is tails side up, I flip it to heads side up. That way, the next superstitious person who happens along will find a bit of luck for their day.
8 months ago
Last edited at 1:08PM on 7/2/2013
I like this question because it will help people think about what they've done that made them feel good about themselves. A friend and I used to go grocery shopping together. We'd see elderly people shopping at the same time. What I liked to do was scoot up pretty close to where they were looking at something on the shelf, drop a fiver or tenner or whatever I felt I could, move away a bit, look down at the money, look at the elderly person and ask if that was his or her money. Then I would pick it up and hand it to them, "Guess it's yours." Or we'd buy a piece of roast, pay for it, and ask the cashier to give it to them. I think making sure the blessed one doesn't know who did it, then they can feel good about the world for a bit. I also love the feeling I get when I give someone (or some animal) food.
to respond to a horrible act of deception with as much love kindness and understanding as possible. no honer in loyalty if it's not 4oheva.. Howeva. . . shouldnt we ALL always be lookin for all ways to find new friends in the hallways to. . give US loyalty too. . thats the way that it's done a heart should shine like the sun, i know we dont like the tears but they shape us in our years so grab the wheel up and steer follow the path if it's clear a lil steep maybe tricky. . .weird. . .keepin that gas up in second gear. . you can make it im tellin ya room for everyone ova here.