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Would anyone like to share something nice that you did for someone else? Big or small. Could be something you did for a friend, family member, neighbor, stranger, anyone. I think this can help us with our self-esteem...reminding ourselves of our goodness and to remember that there are good folks out there in the world doing good things


One day I saw an elderly woman struggling to reach something on the shelf at a store. I offered to help and then she confided how she had recently fallen and gotten hurt outside her home. I stood and listened for a few minutes. She looked relieved, thanked me, and then went on her way. Small connections can sometimes mean a lot.
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I gave money to UNICEF. It felt good. I don't know if they are a reliable institute and that my money will be put to good use. When I think about it, I feel like my money wont make a real difference for those poor children.
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I gave money to UNICEF. It felt good. I don't know if they are a reliable institute and that my money will be put to good use. When I think about it, I feel like my money wont make a real difference for those poor children.
I have heard good things about UNICEF. Try not to 2nd-guess yourself...you did a kind thing!
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I donated a bit to two support groups, including the Haven on Discord (affiliated with this forum, I believe) and the SOS group in Second Life (which is having a holiday fundraiser right now).

(Not sure if plugs are allowed here, but these groups might be of interest to anyone on this forum. They are run by good people and offer support via text and voice chat.)
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On my second trip to the dollar store on Christmas Eve, the couple in front of me were buying a lot of last minute items including stocking stuffers. She ran out of money before she could but everything so I had the cashier just put the rest on my tab.

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I was out for dinner one eve...feeling a bit raggedy after a draining day at work. I noticed a woman sitting next to me at the bar seemed really sad (I sometimes eat at the bar to chat with the friendly bartender). I made some small talk with the woman who looked as though something was weighing heavily on her shoulders. She confided that she was feeling overwhelmed because her mother was dying and her family wasn't dealing with it well. I offered a few tips I've learned from my job but mostly just listened quietly with empathy. I wanted to pay her tab but it was already closed out. Turned out that her mother had the same first name as me (my real name). Sometimes I think strange little coincidences like that could be nudges from the Universe...reminding us that we are exactly where we are supposed to be at that particular moment. I couldn't take her pain away but I hope the listening helped during a very sad time in her life
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On my second trip to the dollar store on Christmas Eve, the couple in front of me were buying a lot of last minute items including stocking stuffers. She ran out of money before she could but everything so I had the cashier just put the rest on my tab.

PS: Hopefullylost - you are a bright spot in my day

Thank you for your kind words Monticello. Had tears of joy when I read that...much appreciated! Have yourself a wonderful weekend
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A friend was really struggling...called me around midnight one night to talk about things which were bothering her. An hour later she still didn't sound good to me at all. I was worried so I went to her home and talked with her until she was ready to go to sleep. I slept on her sofa so she'd know someone was there all night. The next day she was able to go to work. Sometimes a person just needs someone to be near.
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Thanks for this thread! You are so uplifting!

I went out to eat with my mom the other day (before Christmas). Our waiter was outstanding and I asked him to get his manager. I told his manager in front of him how superlative his service was. Turns out it was his first day on the job. I also left a huge tip.
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I helped a senior woman carry her wheely cart up 3 flights of stairs at the train station today. I was already running late to meet up with my mother which is another story.

The only thing and this could be my paranoid mind playing up, but I feel unworthy in front of others that look at me like I'm going to take a bow.

On another note. And the inner workings of me head. I expect a reward in the form of a simple but meaningful thanks. There, I said it. Next time help Haha.

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