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   Posted 8/15/2010 12:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Hope your Sunday is sunny inside and out.

I was thinking about how wonderful I feel when someone does something nice for me. It could be as simple as hubby taking out the trash 'before' I have to ask, or a friend sending me a lovely card or even a local gentleman holding the door for me at the post office...and with a smile to boot! Such small yet meaningful acts can turn someones' heart from sad and painful to bright and alive with something very small that doesn't cost anything but a kind thought.

But what feels even Better is when I do something for someone else! One day at the grocery store I came upon a very tiny (short) woman trying for all she was worth to get a box of cereal from the top shelf. For me it was a fairly easy reach yet for her impossible. I asked if I may help and by the time we were done visiting we had both made a new friend and left with a smile on our hearts.

What small kindnesses leave a 'warm fuzzy' on your heart? And what small things do you like to do for others? We can call this our 'warm fuzzy' day... smilewinkgrin

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   Posted 8/15/2010 1:44 AM (GMT -6)   
My husband goes out and makes sure the truck is turned around every night so I don't have to back out of our parking space in the morning when my body is still stiff.

I occasionally program a short love note into the calendar on his cell phone and set it to ring at a random time during the day.

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   Posted 8/15/2010 8:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I think for me the best feeling I had was before all our medical problems and we were both still working we picked a name off of the angel tree and bought Christmas presants for an underpriveleged child. I wish I could do that every year, but we can no longer afford it.
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   Posted 8/15/2010 9:44 AM (GMT -6)   
My heart has a soft spot for the elderly. Many are so lonely and really enjoy a visit.
When we move to a new neighborhood I will befriend an elder. They remind me of relatives who I miss.

Someone sharing their smile with me always leaves me with that warm and fuzzy
feeling :)

Hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid.  OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements

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   Posted 8/15/2010 10:03 AM (GMT -6)   
The other day I was at the laundromat.  Yeah, I go there...
There was an elderly couple doing laundry and needed some help.  She was on oxygen and in a chair.  I gave them some dryer sheets as they are expensive there and told them which dryers were the best, as I am familiar with that.  We had a lot of good conversation and it made my day go by much better.  And it made them happy. 
Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 8/15/2010 12:27 PM (GMT -6)   
It makes me smile when someone does something nice for me. I try to send the good deed forward. For almost 8 months I've been helping an elderly neighbor who lives alone and has no family in the area. He has major health problems and I've taken him to doctors, dentist, labs, etc. I was taking him shopping but his conditioned has really gotten bad so I do his shopping for him. I check on him everyday. I don't feel like he is going to be here very much longer unless something wonderful happens. Actually I have been talking to an out of town relative of his and she is coming here today. Hopefully they can convince him that he needs to make arrangements for full time help. He is a very nice but stubborn man. (probably how I'll be at that age). :-)
Fibromyalgia, arthritis in spine and hips, IBS, Raynaud's syndrome, hypertension
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   Posted 8/15/2010 2:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Definitely, just being there for whatever the person needs (listening is a biggie) is what makes me feel good. Just showing that I care enough for that. And when someone does the same for me, it's the same feeling.

...fibromyalgia, hearing loss, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting (back), arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraines, tachycardia, cancer surgeries (face).......I take Nortriptyline & Clonopin daily, and Darvocet as needed
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