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Every day, I make the roommates lunch and dinner. I clean up after them and do the dishes. I am hoping one day I can do this for a husband, if I can ever find a man.

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Elayne,
That is so sweet and romantic! I am sure Arjay feels loved and cherished by you because of all that you do for him!!

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Thanks, I felt good doing it.

What I do for my husband most mornings is get his breakfast plate, mug, fork, glass and breakfast food and put it on the counter for him. My grandmother used to do that for my grandpa only put it on the table for him. My hubby likes to eat in front of his computer so I don't "set" the table for him. emoticon

Elayne from the west coast of Fl.

"Music is the original mood-altering, non-fattening wonder drug. Ask your doctor if Music is right for you."

Playing my sax is how I connect with God. That gift is from God and I use it to Glorify His name. It's not bout me..it's all about HIM.




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emoticon And, you, too, are an angel! May your friend's memory be blessed. How wonderful of you to write to her doctor. I'm sure that doesn't happen very often. Just think of the difference you made in his day! emoticon

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You were that man's angel when you celebrated his birthday. You are a blessing to him.

Last week I wrote a note to the doctor of my friend who passed away on the operating table thanking him for the kindness he showed her and the time he tool with her explaining all the risks of the surgery so she was able to make a very informed decision. She chose to go ahead with the surgery because she was in so much pain with her hip. I was with her for all of her appointments. Now she is no longer in pain and is with her husband in Heaven. This was in April. I miss our talks..she had a great sense of humor.

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Elayne from the west coast of Fl.

"Music is the original mood-altering, non-fattening wonder drug. Ask your doctor if Music is right for you."

Playing my sax is how I connect with God. That gift is from God and I use it to Glorify His name. It's not bout me..it's all about HIM.




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What an amazing deed and story!! God is working in our world and He is using you to carry out His wonderous works!! May the blessings you are pouring out so freely and selflessly on others come back to you many times over!!!!!

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That is a beautiful story! I am deeply touched and I know GOD is also!! You were his ANGEL today my friend! Thank you for being there for him!!! May GOD richly bless you, and I know HE will!!

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There's a wonderful man in the locked dementia unit on our campus that "celebrated" his 80th birthday today. I knew that no one from his family would come and help him observe his 80th brithday, so I brought a cake and balloons, and we celebrated in style! He cried, and thanked me over and over! emoticon

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I love to hear things like that CHRYS13!! I am sure that co-worker will long remember your kindness, and most likely your actions will influence her actions, the next time she sees a soul in need of her help!! It causes a chain reaction!! AWESOME!!

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Today I gave a struggling co-worker my time, helping her with a project.

Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
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Wonderful; thanks to both of you for sharing with us.

Remember...friends should hold hands & stick together, then they won't lose their way & if one falls down, the other helps you up!
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I shared tomatoes from my garden with a neighbor who doesn't grow her own produce. She was so very appreciative. emoticon

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How great you are helping the military like that. I am the wife of a veteran and I know first hand how much that means to them.

God bless your efforts.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

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Recently, I was given a box of specialty paper in order to make the cards for our deployed military heroes to write home on. It was sent to me by a fellow crafter. I have also had some businesses donate to the cause.

Remember...friends should hold hands & stick together, then they won't lose their way & if one falls down, the other helps you up!
"To the world you might be one but to someone, you just might be the world!"
"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." Will Rogers
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Aw, I love happy endings! Thanks for posting that.

Remember...friends should hold hands & stick together, then they won't lose their way & if one falls down, the other helps you up!
"To the world you might be one but to someone, you just might be the world!"
"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." Will Rogers
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This is an animal story, tho it certainly blessed the human owners also!! It is such acute story I have to share it!

I had gone out to eat, last week, at Applebees, and was driving home. Nearly three blocks from my home I saw a tan and white blur, round, rolly polly round, short... short legs, and tongue hanging down almost to the ground...can you guess? A Jack Russel...he was sprinting as fast as those short legs would carry him! My first reaction was to say, out loud, GOD please don't let him get ran over...then as I kept my eyes on him, I prayed he would stop...as I pulled into my drive way he did too!! As I quickly opened my car door I was making the here poochy sound, he immediately, without hesitation, introductions, questions..or any stalling...bailed directly into my front floor board and smiled up at me, as if to say..."WOW, you are sure a nice human to rescue me like that!!"

I saw he had a collar, with tags, which I investigated further...I explained to him that we were going into my house, getting him a drink of water, and calling his home phone number! I took hold of his collar, he was very co-operative...such a little gentleman..he came right along with me!!

I called the number and upon hearing a mans voice I asked..."Are you missing a family member?"...he didn't reply, which told me he didn't know his dog was missing yet!! I quickly stated..."I have your dog!"

When the guy came to claim his pooch I laughed a bit, (on the inside), because he looked like his dog...yes, he did!! Wolfie gave me a HUGE ear to ear smile, and I told him your welcome!! Before they left I found out the dogs name is Wolfie...and he is terrified of thunder! We had been having a thunder storm when I was at Applebees! They lived several miles from me, that poor pooch had been running scared, I knew that Jack Russels were well known for being runners, this sure proved that theory to be true!!

I often think of Wolfie, and I am sure I will when it thunders!! I wonder if he remembers me? I think animals are smarter that we realize!!





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I'm sorry for your loss, Elayne.
That is so nice of you to think of others. Thank you for sharing that.

Remember...friends should hold hands & stick together, then they won't lose their way & if one falls down, the other helps you up!
"To the world you might be one but to someone, you just might be the world!"
"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." Will Rogers
Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right!
"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do inter


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I agree..That lady was your angel for the day. How wonderful of her.

Yesterday I was by the office of a Dr. who was doing surgery on my friend's hip in April. Unfortunately she never made it off the operating table. She had a very bad heart. Well I was going to all the appointments with her as she couldn't drive anymore. The staff at that office and the Dr. were wonderful to her. The Dr. explained everything in detail to her and took all the time needed so she was able to make a very informed decision. The Dr. told her surgery was a risk due to her heart condition but she couldn't go on in the pain she was in from her hip. She is out of her pain now and is with her husband in heaven.

Anyway, I stopped in and told the staff what I just said above and they suggested that I write a note to the Dr. telling him what I told them as they felt he would really be touched by that so that's what I am going to do today.

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Elayne from the west coast of Fl.

"Music is the original mood-altering, non-fattening wonder drug. Ask your doctor if Music is right for you."

Playing my sax is how I connect with God. That gift is from God and I use it to Glorify His name. It's not bout me..it's all about HIM.




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As I had previously mentioned, I will post some of the wonderful things I have received over time.

One day, after waiting an enormous amount of time in the checkout line at my local big-box pharmacy, I finally reached the clerk, only to be told I'd have to return the next day because they had to order my medicine. I nearly broke down into tears because I had NO money and the gas gauge already showed I was riding on fumes. I had hoped to have enough to make it HOME!! (Fortunately, there is a gas station very close to my house and my check comes on a debit card, but it wasn't due in anytime soon!)

I began to explain a bit of this to the clerk, in hopes they could get the pills from a 'sister' store or something, when I felt a tap on my shoulder. My first thought was that the next person in line was telling me to get moving, or some such; to the contrary! The lady behind me had a few dollar bills folded up and as I turned around, she pressed them into my hand in a stealth way and I immediately began to thank her! I started to try to figure out how to pay her back but she would have no part of that, only saying she understood because she had been there! I never did know anything about her, only that on that day, she was my guardian angel!!! (Just so you know, I can barely see through my tears to type this.)

Remember...friends should hold hands & stick together, then they won't lose their way & if one falls down, the other helps you up!
"To the world you might be one but to someone, you just might be the world!"
"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." Will Rogers
Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right!
"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do inter


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I respect my fellow employees. I work with a lot of teenagers, and they sometimes can get a little cocky and start to gossip about each other. I do not get involved with their gossip and if I see one of them doing something that is really good and good for the business, I make a point to applaud them (not by clapping) for a job well done. It has made some of the others step up and do their share of the work and they are getting along much better.

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I'd invite you to post stories of wonderful things that have happened to you! They can be 'bigger or smaller' but we'd love to share in them with you. Maybe they happened to someone you know. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us all.

Remember...friends should hold hands & stick together, then they won't lose their way & if one falls down, the other helps you up!
"To the world you might be one but to someone, you just might be the world!"
"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." Will Rogers
Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right!
"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do inter


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Thank you, Elayne Mae!

I try to be sure and compliment someone when I really do like their clothing, purse, shoes, etc. I used to be hesitant to say anything but now I figure, why not?! I know I enjoy a sincere compliment.
Also, I try to speak to the manager when I get great service in any place of business. If an employee is going above and beyond, I feel they should be recognized for it!!

Remember...friends should hold hands & stick together, then they won't lose their way & if one falls down, the other helps you up!
"To the world you might be one but to someone, you just might be the world!"
"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." Will Rogers
Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right!
"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do inter


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All of you are being the Lord's hands and heart by what you do. I love being an encourager and saying kind things to all those I can especially when God gives me the opportunity to do so. There was a time in my life when I wasn't so encouraging and others helped turn me around so now I want to Pay it Forward whenever I can. One of my greatest joys is to see the reaction from a total stranger when I give them a compliment. Their eyes light up and that smile they get is so beautiful. Sometimes they look stunned bit it's a great feeling knowing that you may have made a difference in that persons day or life with that comment.

Elayne from the west coast of Fl.

"Music is the original mood-altering, non-fattening wonder drug. Ask your doctor if Music is right for you."

Playing my sax is how I connect with God. That gift is from God and I use it to Glorify His name. It's not bout me..it's all about HIM.




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Thanks so much for sharing! I have a few touching stories I'll be sharing here as I have time to post them. Make it an awesome weekend!

Remember...friends should hold hands & stick together, then they won't lose their way & if one falls down, the other helps you up!
"To the world you might be one but to someone, you just might be the world!"
"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." Will Rogers
Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right!
"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do inter


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Robin,

Thank you for caring & sharing! That is something I love to see others doing!! You are extraordinary.... at my church we have been challenged to "listen" to that small, quiet voice that tells us to bless someone...many is the time we let the moment slip by...I know I have done that myself...example...we may see a person who needs something, be it a ride, a couple dollars, a pat on the back...a smile, a hug...we feel the "NUDGE" to do something...tho that other little voice tells us, we don't have time, or we shouldn't do that for this or that reason...perhaps we bought into the theory that we shouldn't give anyone anything because then they won't go earn it themselves....there are times when that doesn't apply...there are times when it will do so much good just to show someone we care...

I shop in a local thrift store, because I love that is helps the community, I get good buys, PLUS I do enjoy just poking around in the stuff and visiting with people. They do play CHRISTIAN music also...I was in there last evening, at the counter was a guy in a wheel chair, maybe 50 years old or so...he appeared to be a bit mentally challenged and he was definitely curved, as is from scoliosis...in his language was also a detectable impairment, he was trying to come up with $2.25, he had found a nice blue shirt he wanted. Bless his heart, he was smiling and so sweet in his spirit. He pulled out a handful of change, mostly pennies...he managed to pay for his shirt, and started to wheel away...I had a couple of dollar bills in my hand, the URGE to give him that money just popped up, out of nowhere...(actually I know it was in my SPIRIT)...without hesitation, not even giving that other voice any chance to change my mind...I slipped him those bills!! There were several people around who did witness what I had done...of course you get many different view points...at any rate, he thanked me, I could visibly see he was touched that I had cared enough to do that...he went on his way.

I plan to be even more in tune with that small, quiet voice, and keep my ears and eyes open for opportunities to bless others, with absolutely NO concern about what are others going to say, and/or think...I care what people think...of course...but I want to be what GOD wants me to be...and I care MORE what HE thinks!!





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Where I work, we have windows at the front of the store, and people come to the windows to order their food (it's a hamburger, ice cream place), they pay there and we give them the number off their order ticket and tell them that we will call that number when their food is cooked. Usually, when it is an elderly person, or some one who seems to have difficulty walking, I will take their tray outside to them (we have tables and umbrellas outside).
I work with quite a few YOUNG people (young teens) who always ask why I do that and don't just call the number and let them come and get it....I have explained so many times, that some of these people can't carry those trays, plus I ENJOY taking it to them.....I am so pleased to say, that now, some of the young people are taking trays out to the customers.
Praise God.

Children learn by example!!!!

If we saw all the difference even the tiniest of our prayers make, and all the people those...prayers were destined to affect...we would be so paralyzed with awe...that we would be unable to get up off our knees for the rest of our lives.
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Thank you LACEEJO! I am a very "wealthy" lady that has been given love and acceptance by those that surround me here and from heaven. I do know that, even though we all go through trials and tribulations, there is someone around that will come and pick you up even if it is a smile in the grocery store line or hugs and sharing of funds. God has been the center of my life and is there to pick me up when I fall. Money is not the key to happiness. It is what is inside you that makes you rich. So I say to all, share the wealth with those in need!!

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Thank you Eileen,

That is amazing...I love to hear about those types of loving GIFTS! Many folks are alone out there...it warms my heart to know... love knows no boundaries, that we can adopt, as you mentioned, and the persons life will be so enriched by that acceptance!!

May GOD richly Bless You, and I know HE already has.

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Thank you for sharing the poem!! It does pack a lot of meaning into it.

I am retired and do a volunteer reception job every Weds. afternoon for hours. I love it as I can help someone that may need a wheelchair of a door opened and especially giving out directions to the appropriate clinic. A while ago I went and played Bingo at a casino hall. I sat at a table with a lady that won a game. All of us received $5 from her. She said she always PAYS IT FORWARD and she wins frequently. That day she won 4 games and Paid it forward all 4 times. She is one that we won't forget for a long time.

There is a wonderful and lovely lady in my DH home town that gets less than $200/ mo. pension. We give her gas money, brother takes her food, another gets groceries etc. She is invited to all family gatherings as there is no one for her. We are able to keep her going and have "adopted" her.

Eileen

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You Never Know

You never know when someone
May catch a dream from you.
You never know when a little word,
Or something you may do
May open up a window
Of the mind that seeks the light
The way you live may not matter at all...
But you never know - it might.

And just in case it could be
That another's life through you.
Might possibly change for the better
With a broader brighter view.
It seems it might be worth a try
At pointing the way to the right.
Of course, it may not matter at all,
But then again it might.
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You are so special;
Thank You For Changing My Life!

This is one of the beautiful poems shared with us by our own SLVRSTAR. I thought it was appropriate here, as the subject is for your life to make a difference in anothers life!!
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Thank you both for sharing!

I try to hold the door for others, I let people in front of me in the line, esp if they only have a few items and I have more or they seem to be in a hurry as at lunchtime, I let them out into traffic and so forth.
Every 'little bit' helps. We sometimes underestimate the impact of these deeds, I think but as someone who has been the receiver of them many times, I can tell you, they often mean much more than you know and can last a very long time.

Remember...friends should hold hands & stick together, then they won't lose their way & if one falls down, the other helps you up!
"To the world you might be one but to someone, you just might be the world!"
"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." Will Rogers
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I am "kind". I speak to strangers, I offer to carry groceries out to the vehicle of elderly people, I strife to let people see Jesus in me.

Today, at work, a gentleman did not have quite enough money to pay for something and I put the money in the till....the owner's daughter told me that I was really nice and kind to do that. It made me feel good to help someone else out.

If we saw all the difference even the tiniest of our prayers make, and all the people those...prayers were destined to affect...we would be so paralyzed with awe...that we would be unable to get up off our knees for the rest of our lives.
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I make a difference when I can simply by going out of my way to be friendly to others. I open doors for any one I see who may need that...I offer a bit of change at the counter, to a person who may be a bit short of the cost. I give to my church organizations and funds. We have Helping Hands, and community food pantry.

One year I had nothing in particular to do over Thanksgiving, I called around and found a single Mom and two sons who were a bit down on their luck...they came to my home for Thanksgiving dinner, I gave them gifts and we had a lovely time!!

I make comments to praise any person I see going above & beyond the call of duty...a clerk, or person working in any capacity to serve the public. I make a point of telling their supervisor that they have a GREAT attitude, and are very courteous to costumers.

Just little things like that DO make a difference! Many times I have had the opportunity to encourage a brand new employee, who was in training...it makes them feel more at ease to have a compliment from a costumer!!

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I hope we can all share together.

(This post had been edited and since i can't seem to make it disappear, here it is. sorry--oops)

Edited by: 1GR8FULGAL at: 8/3/2011 (14:06)
Remember...friends should hold hands & stick together, then they won't lose their way & if one falls down, the other helps you up!
"To the world you might be one but to someone, you just might be the world!"
"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." Will Rogers
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Thanks for ALL you do, LACEEJO!! You are indeed an amazing person and leader!!

I want to add just one comment, in case anyone is thinking like this. I know you might say, well isn't the point of this to do little things anonymously? Well, it can be, but since we don't live next door to you, etc, to me it's just fine to share. What you share will certainly inspire others, maybe even give them their own ideas to act upon.

Please join us as we embark upon this new journey! Thanks!



Edited by: 1GR8FULGAL at: 8/3/2011 (14:03)
Remember...friends should hold hands & stick together, then they won't lose their way & if one falls down, the other helps you up!
"To the world you might be one but to someone, you just might be the world!"
"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." Will Rogers
Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right!
"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do inter


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Nancy,

I absolutely love this concept!! One of my favorite movies is "Pay It Forward!" I think we all need to be more aware of others...to smile at strangers is a small thing....perhaps..tho I have often been in a store and spoke to a person to have them ignore me, as if I had not spoken. I understand that we must be cautious, living in a society where there is so much crime, tho I think some are just living in constant fear....a smile might just make someones day a bit brighter! We never know what that person might be facing at that moment in time!!

This is a GREAT thread...thank you for starting it, I will, for one, contribute when I can, and be blessed to read what others are doing to...Make a Difference...big or small!!!

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My favorite radio station encourages us to Make A Difference every Monday, but really, to carry that through every day of the week!
'Make a difference' can be small: hold the door, let someone out into traffic, etc or a bit more: send a 'just because' card, buy the coffee of the person in line behind you, or invite a friend to lunch. On SPARK, we can leave comments and give goodies, comment on blogs, etc.
Whether we label it as 'small' or 'bigger,' it still impacts 2 lives, yours and the receiver, sometimes others! Studies show witnesses are positively impacted and go out to do their own!
Join us, won't you please, and meet us here so we can share in it; thanks!

Remember...friends should hold hands & stick together, then they won't lose their way & if one falls down, the other helps you up!
"To the world you might be one but to someone, you just might be the world!"
"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." Will Rogers
Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right!
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