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A Kindness Offered---the opposite of PdV's HOW RUDE

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Paula Finn
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0 posted 04-11-2001 01:32 AM       View Profile for Paula Finn   Email Paula Finn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paula Finn

Tell us about an act of kindness you have witnessed or performed...just because...
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1 posted 04-11-2001 09:43 AM       View Profile for Acies   Email Acies   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Acies

When Sharon helps me rid of my Writer's block  

"So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this give life to thee." W.S.

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2 posted 04-11-2001 10:02 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Thank you acire. I think it's kind of you to ask my advice!!

Actually, I have another story.

We have about 12 consultants that we commission studies from for our company. One of them usually sends a couple of boxes of See's Candy when we use him. Well, I had TWO studies that needed to be done and since they were both in his area, I asked him to do them. (He was paid big bucks let me tell you!)

Well, the studies arrived and lo and behold, we got SIX boxes of candy from him.

Now, who needs six boxes of chocolates? I figured we only needed two...to leave them sit and dole them out would be silly - chocolate can get 'old'. So, I opened two boxes for our department and gave away the other four to other departments that help us out (like our mail room, our design department, etc.). They were all surprised that we wanted to share......
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3 posted 04-11-2001 01:55 PM       View Profile for Acies   Email Acies   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Acies

No Sharon...Thank You  

"So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this give life to thee." W.S.

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4 posted 04-11-2001 05:57 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

Frankly....all the people here in passions make me happy. More than a hundred acts of kindness are performed here everyday and I'm just glad to be a part of it, and at times even get the kind end of it.
Thanks!
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5 posted 04-12-2001 11:12 AM       View Profile for DancinQueen   Email DancinQueen   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DancinQueen

Well I do alot of things that would be considered "acts of kindness"...but the main ones are..

every monday I go to our Mental Health Association's "Social"..which is where they bring all the mentally retarded people in our community together and we ear and play games, and yaddayadda...

During Christmas I help deliver boxes of food , gifts, basic necesities, etc to the under-privelaged in our community.

-=We often get hurt when we trust someone we want them to be instead of who they really are=-

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6 posted 04-13-2001 12:45 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

The greatest act of kindness I ever witnessed happened when I was in 6th grade. We had little "work groups", where we got together with three other students and we helped each other with work. There was a guy in there who was really slow to catch on, and the teacher worked with him. One day, the teacher was busy and couldn't help him, and she asked if one of the groups would take him on.

Dead silence.

I'm ashamed to say that I didn't want him to come to our group. My group had the brightest people in the class, and we took pride in the fact that we were always finished before any other group. We all sat there in silence for a good 3 minutes... the boy started to get tears in his eyes. Then one of my friends at another table raised her hand and said "You can work over here, Bobby. I'll help you!"

They were the last group to finish that day... but nobody cared.
Oh, and I helped an old lady up some stairs once!!! hehehe

"Men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, for everyone can see and few can feel."-Machiavelli

Paula Finn
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7 posted 04-14-2001 11:53 PM       View Profile for Paula Finn   Email Paula Finn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paula Finn

I think random acts of kindness are gifts we give ourselves...they brighten our spirits and bring joy to those around us...with just a word, a hug, a smile...they are relatively easy things to do...maybe go mow your neighbors yard...or take a fresh picked rose to the lady up the street...or hug a fellow worker you know is having a rough day...or reply to a poet you have never replied to before...
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8 posted 04-17-2001 05:05 PM       View Profile for dragonpoe   Email dragonpoe   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for dragonpoe

I moved and am now within walking distance to many things, one being my exercise club where I take Kick boxing and fitness training. Well, being used to driving everywhere all the time, I decided that since the club is five minutes walking distance, I wouldn't drive anymore. The kids love walking and it's good exercise. Anyway, I was walking Monday, with all four kids, and we were getting ready to cross the main road, I had Alex, my 23 month old, on my hip and the other three holding hands, while we were waiting for the light to change, I heard a car beep and a female voice call out "Ma'am?" I turned, and there were two rather young women in the car and the driver asked if I would like a ride. I was stunned. You don't get that sort of kindness these days. People drive by, nearly hit you and don't even let you cross the road, every one is in a hurry and too hooked up on themselves. She asked again, but I told her no thank you, I was almost there, but I thanked her again. It was one moment when I realized that there are still decent, kind hearted people in the world. Though, I know I must have looked ridiculous trying to cross a street with four children! But hey! The walk is fun, I am getting fit, and I felt really good that someone stopped to ask.

With the word, I am mighty, with the pen I am free..
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