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DonnaP

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Re: Spreading Kindness thread
« Reply #30 on: March 24, 2015, 02:43:52 PM »
I need to live closer to DonnaP!

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Re: Spreading Kindness thread
« Reply #31 on: March 24, 2015, 09:02:07 PM »
3/24
Brought a bag of Dove dark chocolate eggs in for my coworkers to enjoy.

This is not the first time I have seen your post of goodies for your coworkers ha ha!!! Kind yet evil all at the same time ha ha!

Recently a large number of people have lost their low income benefits for residential phone service. The program used to be a straight shot and painless process. However, with cell phones becoming main stream, there is assistance for that as well, and you can have one OR the other. This assistance has been around since the 30's, so please don't let this start a political up roar!!

With this recent influx of people dropped, it has caused a major backlog in a process that went from taking minutes to resolve, will now take 8 weeks (new norm is 3 weeks)

Depending on the state, this can mean an increase of $10-25 per month increase. Penny's to many, but drastic increase to a lot of extremely tight budgets. I would be fulfilling my job requirements by advising them of the guidelines and getting them off my line. However, to me they are just as, if not more important than our customers that spend on average $175 per mo. Average bill of this type of customer is $3.00-25.00 per month.

I follow up each and everyone, confirming a time I can call them back and let them know the status of their benefit. Guide them thru the difficult new process, as most of these customers are our elderly. Something our loved ones never got to be.
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DonnaP

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Re: Spreading Kindness thread
« Reply #32 on: March 25, 2015, 02:31:49 PM »
3/25

Took my son's car to the dealership for some needed Service Recall work.
Took SD's boots to the cobbler to have the soles reglued.
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Re: Spreading Kindness thread
« Reply #33 on: March 25, 2015, 03:19:35 PM »
Last week I went and made dinner for a friend (and her family) who had her leg amputated.
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Re: Spreading Kindness thread
« Reply #34 on: March 25, 2015, 10:51:48 PM »
I sent en email to the principal and vice principal, asking if two of my students could have some of their demerits taken away, because they had been working so hard in my class the last couple of days.
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Re: Spreading Kindness thread
« Reply #35 on: March 26, 2015, 12:57:31 PM »
Going to a Meals on Wheels fundraiser tonight.  Donated a little extra in my late DH's name...
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Re: Spreading Kindness thread
« Reply #36 on: March 27, 2015, 01:31:47 PM »
3/27

Took SD out to lunch. (Today is the anniversary of her mother's death.)
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Re: Spreading Kindness thread
« Reply #37 on: March 27, 2015, 01:48:03 PM »
donated 5,000 air miles to doctors without borders. Bought new clothes for my step son because his mother seems to spend the child support on herself. Does it still count if she annoys me?
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Re: Spreading Kindness thread
« Reply #38 on: March 27, 2015, 02:19:33 PM »
donated 5,000 air miles to doctors without borders. Bought new clothes for my step son because his mother seems to spend the child support on herself. Does it still count if she annoys me?
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Re: Spreading Kindness thread
« Reply #39 on: March 27, 2015, 02:58:44 PM »
1) I offered to give up my lunch on Monday, to help a student complete an assignment for his science class.  The student is not one of my students, but one who needs a little extra help. 

2) I gave a student $1.00 for a replacement bus pass, because he lost his for the third time and didn't want to get a detention for not having one.

3) I gave another student $1.00 to buy a snack during lunch.

4) I offered to open my room up as a "holding room" for students, who cannot attend next week's variety show, due to having too many demerits for behavior.

5) I sent a note to the office, asking them if they would be wiling to allow a student to work off one of his demerits, because I received a really good report from his math teacher.
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Re: Spreading Kindness thread
« Reply #40 on: March 30, 2015, 07:56:07 AM »
You know what's cool?

The kindnesses I've implemented are starting to be just normal behavior.

In other words, I'm trying to think, "ok, what kindnesses have I done today?" and I can think of several: (1) cooking a nice meal for my mom; (2) driving home myself and encouraging my husband to ride back in his daughter's car so she wouldn't have to drive alone; (3) inviting extra family members to the "small" family dinner I was planning on Saturday; (4) picking my Mom up and driving her home from my nephew's house, so she could go visit our newest family member, my great-nephew (cute little guy).

But after thinking about it, my first reaction is that those were just normal behaviors on my part, not really "kindnesses." But, isn't that the point of all this anyway? Making our everyday behavior more about kindness??

On Saturday, Andrew gets credit for a kindness -- he donated $$ to the local disabled veterans association.

GO TEAM!!

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Re: Spreading Kindness thread
« Reply #41 on: March 30, 2015, 11:08:48 AM »
Saturday while out in the neighborhood, I could hear a commotion and children crying.  Noticed it was a neighbor that is much younger with 2 toddlers.  The problem was she needed to go to grocery store and the toddlers did not want to go.  I offered to watch the toddlers, actually I had to insist I watch them and she should have a shopping trip alone.  I plan on repeating this kindness more often. 

Delivered vases of flowers from the church to a nursing home.

My goal is to be like DonnaP and make kindness a habit that is just a part of living.

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Re: Spreading Kindness thread
« Reply #42 on: March 31, 2015, 07:57:22 AM »
Today I killed two birds with one stone (no - not LITERALLY)...

In my de-cluttering purge, I found a cute necklace that someone left at my house years ago. It's a small cupcake -- something a little girl would like. Since there are no little girls in my household at the moment, I brought the necklace to work and gave it to a co-worker who has a 7-yr-old daughter. Hoping it will put a smile on her face.
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Re: Spreading Kindness thread
« Reply #43 on: March 31, 2015, 12:50:43 PM »
Bf let his kids stay home, because ex was supposed to take them out for a lunch , for joint birthdays. She bailed , and he had a doc appt , so I went over and watched them . ( got to see him too, so maybe It wasn't so kind lol )
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Re: Spreading Kindness thread
« Reply #44 on: April 01, 2015, 09:03:22 AM »
Today is my sadiversary (5 years since losing Mick). I'm letting someone do a kindness for me. My twin sis is taking me out to lunch. <3
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