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Thursday, July 28, 2005

Thirteenth Question


27 Comments:

  • At 11:25 AM, Blogger I n g e r said…

    I made nice with the mother of the thug at my son's summer camp. Shocked the hell out of her--she didn't know what to do. By the time we said goodbye I knew the name of her unborn daughter and her mother's birthday. People are funny; everybody wants to connect.

     
  • At 11:31 AM, Blogger Sublime said…

    My partner left last night for her trip to Las Vegas. Yesterday, I went to the bank for her, bought her a calling card, and then I drove her to meet her sister because they're taking her car to the airport. Viva Las Vegas!

     
  • At 12:35 PM, Blogger sttropezbutler said…

    Sublime...We were both at the airport. I picked up my sister, who had been in Phoenix. She could have just as easily taken a cab, but I knew she'd be beat (and she'd also been kind and collected me from the airport several times) so I just zipped (ha...zipped during rush hour Houston traffic) and collected her and took her to her house. Simple. She was happy and I was happy. We love that!

    STB

     
  • At 1:32 PM, Blogger Zoamber said…

    I'm lucky, I get to make people feel good everyday. My work allows me to take away a person's physical stress and allow them space to let go of their emotional and mental stress too. On Friday I sat for 7 hours with a 12 year old sexual assault victim and held her hand while they did the rape kit and 3 officers and a social worker questioned her incessently.

     
  • At 3:02 PM, Anonymous amgrace said…

    I was patient, kind, and complimentary when I didn't really feel like it.

     
  • At 3:08 PM, Blogger nancy =) said…

    well...it was really really hot here yesterday and i gave my pet potbellied pig (who lives outside) some frozen mango and blue berries and i hosed her down to cool her off...and i called my mom who lives alone to make sure she was okay...don't know if those count but that's all i could come up with...today i will try to do a true raok...peace...

     
  • At 4:21 PM, Blogger Bent Fabric said…

    I try to do something nice everyday. It runs the gamut from giving someone a compliment or trying to make someone laugh or providing friendly service to my patrons.

     
  • At 4:37 PM, Blogger SassyFemme said…

    Complimenting a co-worker on what a good role model she is for her neices, who are living in a bad situation right now. Doing the cleaning up of dishes for Fran last night.

     
  • At 4:50 PM, Blogger 'p' is for profound said…

    ditto what bent said!

     
  • At 5:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I told several supervisees specific things that they did at work that i thought were skillful, helpful, empathic or just plain wonderful. I told them why I thought they were good at their job, and I told them how much I love working with them, and how much easier they make my professional life.

    At home I made my husband a special dinner I knew he would like, even though I was tired, and I fixed him a special dessert.

    I called a friend on the phone and reassured him about a decision he was feeling guilty about. Then I wrote a nice email to someone who wants to stay in touch.

     
  • At 5:52 PM, Blogger RED QUILT MAKER said…

    I had dinner last night with my neighbors Liz and Patty, Liz's parents, brother and nieces. The brother and nieces live in Indonesia. The brother is an artist, the nieces, two of the most delightful POLITE teenagers I've ever had the pleasure of meeting.
    After dinner I invited them to my house to see my quilts.
    The brother noticed a John Waters book on my coffee table. He said he loved Waters work and his favorite line from any movie is...is the egg man coming today. Happens to be my favorite line too. I said, oh please take the book home with you. No no sez he, I couldn't. Sure you could, it'll be a nice reminder of our evening.
    He accepted.
    I walked them back to Liz&Patty's. When he was showing the book to Liz he noticed it was autographed by John Waters.
    Tracy always used to say.....
    Cast your bread upon the water.

     
  • At 6:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I paid for dinner last night.

    Today, I told someone they weren't stupid.

     
  • At 6:50 PM, Blogger R. Snider said…

    I offered consolation to a co-worker whilst said co-worker fumed about being passed over for a promotion.

    but this feels self-congratulatory, and I'm not into that..

     
  • At 9:15 PM, Blogger ConnieJane said…

    Today I helped a 93 year old friend program his TV remote then my DH and I drove him to the beach for dinner.

    Having several elderly friends who do not drive, it's easy to do a good deed almost daily. Though I grumble and curse about the wrongs in life, those good deeds do help to keep one grounded and feeling useful.

     
  • At 9:38 PM, Blogger Sublime said…

    Gaijin,

    Not meant to be "self-congratulatory" but rather to serve as a gentle reminder to give instead of expecting to receive.

    Great to hear so many people are putting effort into doing selfless "random acts of kindness".

    Take care all,
    Sublime

     
  • At 9:40 PM, Anonymous richboy said…

    I gave my grandmother an extra $500 during our game of monopoly.

     
  • At 11:17 PM, Blogger It's My Life said…

    Sometimes it's the little things...I bought my sons pizza--they are four, this made their day.

     
  • At 11:42 PM, Blogger Toady Joe said…

    I made a patient feel welcomed to the unit. I got him comfortable and paid attention to him, even though there were no doctor's orders so I couldn't treat his pain... and he was pre-surgery so he couldn't eat. Today, I ran into him again on another floor (long story), and he made a point to chat me up and thank me for the TLC. Oh, and I eventually did call the doc and request pain meds for him, and gave them. ;)

     
  • At 1:40 PM, Blogger sunray said…

    Gave owed $ to a friend asap to avoid interest on their end, bought a book for someone who was feeling down and gave it with a card to cheer them up, offered to help with child coordination.

     
  • At 3:10 AM, Blogger Ace of Spades said…

    Bought my son a new toy today and my girl a map for her new job and some poker chips that she thought were cool.

     
  • At 1:50 PM, Anonymous Phreddd said…

    I made some customers' days (by getting their Internet service back up and running), and I also did long-distance comforting for a friend who needed it via instant messaging.

     
  • At 1:43 PM, Blogger Oh, that girl. said…

    zoamber, what do you do?

     
  • At 2:06 PM, Blogger S. C. Rosenberg said…

    I sent someone an email telling them how important they are to me and, even tho I couldn't really speak for her other friends, that I would hazard a guess that she was terribly important to them too.

     
  • At 9:26 PM, Blogger sdk said…

    I always do something that will make someones day better every day.

    Yesterday, I told my son after he said that he felt dumb that he's the smartest boy in the whole entire world, and the only way to unlock it is to believe it himself.

    sdk

     
  • At 11:14 AM, Blogger crappyjazz said…

    i picked up a lady and her baby standing at a bus stop who had gotten stuck in the pouring rain ... i don't know if it made her day better, i know it made it less wet ... but it made my day better

     
  • At 12:53 AM, Blogger ms √©nigme said…

    Always give someone my travelcard when i get off the bus for the day. Everyone should try that once in a while - it might not be much, but it feels GOOD!

     
  • At 4:04 AM, Anonymous Ali said…

    I picked up my boyfriend from work and cooked dinner. I had a bad cold and didn't want to but he'd had a bad day, I knew it would make him feel special!

     

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