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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

Chutz smilewinkgrin

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   Posted 8/15/2010 2:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Some of you may remember last year I was having all kinds of dental problems with no insurance and no way to pay for the work. One dentist didn't catch an infection in time and put a new crown on while I still had insurance, but the crown had to be removed and the tooth extracted. My other, "angel" dentist extracted the tooth at no charge, and put in cow bone (I know, MOOOO! LOL) so there would be something to put in an implant. He was willing to do the implant for $350, when normally they cost a lot more, and he talked to the first dentist who was going to put a crown on the new implant at N/C (as well he should). Anyway, I had the $350 for the implant but had to spend it to pay utilities as I have no income right now, so that's on hold. But my "angel" dentist's office kept calling to get me in for a cleaning, which I hadn't had in well over a year. I finally told them I just didn't have the extra $$ for it. Last week the receptionist called me back and said the "angel" dentist would schedule a cleaning with one of his hygenists at NO CHARGE on a day he wasn't in the office. I won't get to have him check things, but I'll get a cleaning and check up. I was fighting tears on the phone when they told me that. People have no idea how reaching out when one is really in need is so meaningful.

I plan to bake something to bring in with me when I go in a couple of weeks. Just wanted to share this story.


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   Posted 8/15/2010 2:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I overheard recently, a little boy behind me in line at the grocery store asked his Mom for a candy bar.  She said, "No, we don't have the money for that."  I turned and looked at her and quietly asked, "May I?"  She nodded yes and I picked the bar, paid for it and turned and handed it to the little boy. I looked up to see his Mom with tears streaming down her face, in gratitude for a .80 cent candy bar.  I'm blessed to have had that money to buy a child a candy bar! I made it to the door before the cleansing tears of joy flooded my own face.
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   Posted 8/15/2010 7:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I used to work at a cash desk in a supermarket and since then, I smile at the people who work in the supermarkets when I buy something because I know they are stressed-out and I remember how happy I was about a smile.
Generally, I do help elderly people when I see they need help and stand up on the tram and offer them my seat.

My bf and I very often do nice things for each other. He'd been very stressed-out with his work so on Friday afternoon, I bought a few mini-doughnuts because I know he likes them and brought them home. Often during times like this, I'll do my best to clean the flat so he comes home into a comfortable, tidy place. He does the same things for me when I'm stressed-out. It's never anything really romantic but often, practical things can be romantic too when they come at the right moment. On Monday morning last week, I woke up crying because my knees had been hurting so much all night and he just held me and calmed me down.

and I have to tell that one: My old laptop was having serious problems with the hardware and I sent it to my dad who is extremely good with computers so he'd repair what still could be repaired. The package my parents sent back was huge and didn't only contain my old, but also a brand new laptop on which ma dad had put everything that might be important for me. I couldn't express with words how grateful I was, especially since I didn't nearly have enough money for a new one.

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   Posted 8/15/2010 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I love to write notes of love/encouragement/support to friends, but not sign them. It's fun to watch them try to figure out who sent it...but even if they ask me, I won't admit it. It's more fun my way!

I think what really works as a warm fuzzy for me is when someone comes up to me or writes to me and says "Thanks. You did a great job." I think acknowledgment from others is a dying skill and one that needs to be revived asap.

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   Posted 8/15/2010 11:10 AM (GMT -6)   
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

  Dear Chutz,
     Our little family isnt well off. Since I can no longer work, my husbands income has to sustain all of us. One thing I have learned over the years is how to make candies and chocolates. So, when ever it is a holiday, birthday, "thinking of you" or "thank you"... I make candy baskets. It isnt much, but it is what I can do to let someone know they are in my heart and thoughts.
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   Posted 8/15/2010 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   


       I still remember the first date I had with my wife. After a nice meal, she toured me throughout the house, room by room. When we came to the basement, I noticed a large pool of water around the water heater. I quickly told her that it needed to be replaced right now. She hung her head in shame, and I could tell that she did not have the financial means to do so.

      Well, I said "no problem!" "I'm not going to let you deal with this problem alone" We both drained the old tank, heaved it out of the basement, and headed to Lowe's to get a new one. I have to admit, this is where I was the most impressed with her, as she did the installation of the new one. Plumbed it, and wired it all! :) I was impressed, to say the least!

      This has been pretty much my life's story. There are giver's and takers in life, and I have never really liked that term, although I do use it from time to time. I also would like to add that there are Giver's and "Gracious Receivers" in life as well. These, are people who humbly recieve help, and return it, if given a chance sometime later in life, maybe not to the giver, but to some other poor soul that needs it. Giving is giving, and not the kind that expects to recieve it back at some time in life.

    The Golden rule is always best to live by in life (IMO).

     Several times in my life I have given anomalously without the recipient ever knowing about it, and it just makes me gigle inside. Then, there are times that, just cannot be avoided.

       Every weekend that I work, I prepare breakfast or dinner for the men in my shop. Many times, I get up at 2:00am to 3:00am to prepare it. Everyonce in a while, a few of them donate to the cause, but I never ask for it, nor do I expect it.

        You will never find a single employee of mine that complained about what I paid them. They always were given much more than what we had agreed on as fair pay, and many times I doubled it. Then I usually took them all to lunch or dinner, at my expence. My company also donated several thousand dollars to the leagues, and before you think it is a tax wright off, Think again!

        When I was diagnosed with Melanoma Cancer in 2007, I started up a program for my sports kid's, and wrote a personal letter to each child, along with a signed portrait of them and myself, who was either recovering from, or currently had Cancer, and then sent them to the movies with their friends.

       In late 2008 my back problems and CP became so great that, I was desprate for help, and began to reserch the internet for information and understanding of how I felt. Much to my suprise, I came across this wonderful site called Healingwell!
       Well, you will never guess what I found!.....member after member giving! All the while, many of them, if not all, still suffering.
       Thank you to the givers! It made a big difference in my life!
         Give where you can! Accept Graciously, when given to! :)
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   Posted 8/15/2010 2:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I know I'm hormonal and all.. but all of your posts made me have tears in my eyes. We have a bunch of wonderful people on here :)
Main Health Issues: Dysautonomia/POTS; CFS/Fibro; Chronic Pain (back issues, migraines, carpal tunnel, among other things); Chronic Hypertension; Hypothyroidism and Hypoadrenalism; Mixed Sleep Apnea (on BiPap); Depression/Anxiety; Vitamin D Deficiency.

MAJOR surprise - Pregnant, w/ twin little girls (after six boys). Due Sept, 2010. Praying they are healthy. YES, you can have chronic pain AND have a successful pregnancy - not easy, but it can be done. :)

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   Posted 8/15/2010 5:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Warm fuzzzy's...Well, yesterday I picked my daughter up from a camp where she counseled for the summer. These young adults were all so full of joy! Made me feel pretty warm and fuzzy inside to see their bright young faces singing their hearts out! They all hugged each other as though they had made it through a hike around the world!!!  So young and healthy in love with their "job well done!" They have their whole life ahead of them. A clean slate. It's so true being around the young people makes you feel alive! I think being sick and experiencing CP I forget that life is just churping away out there! Life actually wakes up every morning and the next generation is alive and vibrant! Thank goodness!
Crohns, Diabetes type 2, Fibro, (Depression and Anxiety..who wouldn't?) Back surgery on herniated L-4 L-5 and S-1. Total of 13 surgerys!

Imran 200 mlg, Asacol, Colestid, Bentyl, Lamotil, Paxil, Amitriptlyne, Nexium, Probiodicts, Vit D, Folic Acid, Lots of Potassium, Fish Oil, up to 6 Immodium a day. Oh, and one Giant Pill holder!
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