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Joined: 2/25/2013
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Have you seen anything good today that maintains your faith in humanity, love, human kidness, etc? Whether it be something little or something big doesn't matter ... just not something that was 'good news' or luck for or about 'you' unless watching it warmed your heart.

I'm talking about stepping away from the self and watching the gifts of or for others ... in noticing the human kindness and connections on display around you everyday that you may fail to recognize as you go about your busy day.

For me, today, it was this video:
Joined: 3/1/2015
Msg: 2
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Posted: 7/31/2015 5:21:18 PM
You might add have seen "or done" something good today that makes you feel good and can restore some faith in humanity.

Stepping outside and walking your neighborhood, maybe helping someone with something IRL, or even just picking up litter on your street might make you feel a bit better than sitting all day inside staring at a screen with many tiny glowing dots on it.
Orstop just sitting there "waiting for something to happen", as one Forumite recently put it.

"Be the change you wish to see in the World." Or at least do something good today.
You might be surprised at the good feelings you get from helping others each day.
Joined: 5/31/2015
Msg: 3
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Posted: 7/31/2015 5:40:31 PM
The teenagers who live next door came over to tell me last night they were having a party and they would be playing music.

They were well dressed, polite and very considerate.

BUT .....

This and other parties they have held are far too tame.
The police have never been called.
Nothing has been broken.
No one gets obnoxious drunk.
They clean up afterwards.

Joined: 3/22/2015
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Posted: 7/31/2015 5:55:10 PM
Perhaps these teenagers dont drink to excess or take drugs!! Heaven forbid!!
Are you not lucky you have them as neighbours. Life could be hell otherwise.
Joined: 7/10/2015
Msg: 5
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Posted: 7/31/2015 6:00:41 PM
I had a meeting late afternoon yesterday at a radio station that has interviewed me many times for a charity I volunteer with, the radio station is in a mall. After I was done I bought an ice cream cone and was walking back to my car when I heard Ma'am, Ma'am in a man's voice and I turned to see a guy running after me....he handed me the 5 dollar bill he said fell out of my pocket. How cool is that?

I find something good every day. Some days it just appears... like a gift.
Joined: 1/1/2015
Msg: 6
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Posted: 7/31/2015 6:25:34 PM
Last weekend was a fun, relaxing time at Lake Chelan (see photo) with my good friend Kameon, her daughter and niece. Two 16 year-old girls.

Kameon and I had a wonderful time with the girls! Swimming, walking/jogging, cooking, dancing, laughing and talking. The girls were thoughtful (they made us breakfast), kind, respectful and funny.
Joined: 3/8/2015
Msg: 7
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Posted: 7/31/2015 6:42:48 PM
I live near a retirement home.

One morning, I looked outside my window and saw an elderly lady, perhaps 80+, walking dazed and totally confused in the parking lot.

She was obviously lost.

I rushed out and walked her back to the retirement home.

I would hope that others would do the same thing, if god forbid, the same were to happen to one of my loved ones.

I also don't like to see older homeless women. It doesn't happen often, but when it does, I won't hesitate to give her $20
Joined: 8/8/2012
Msg: 8
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Posted: 7/31/2015 6:55:52 PM
I watched the cutest elderly couple....late eighties...holding hands walking out of the movie....Magic Mike XXL. :D
Joined: 5/2/2015
Msg: 9
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Posted: 7/31/2015 7:07:53 PM
Did my TB test and handed in paperwork for volunteering at the hospital. I too watched an elderly couple walk hand in hand today, leaving from out patient surgery.
Joined: 5/7/2005
Msg: 10
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Posted: 8/1/2015 5:11:36 AM
Got word that my Mom got out of the hospital yesterday. Hopefully she still is when I get back there next week.

Got offered another job yesterday too. Lots more money. I didn't accept.

After a shiatty couple of weeks, I almost feel like sippin.
Joined: 4/9/2015
Msg: 11
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Posted: 8/1/2015 8:29:29 AM
Sip away Walts...wishing the best for your mom.

Today....I feel "everythings going my way".....
Tenant finally coughed up the rent owed from last year...court scares a few people....especially when they're wrong.
Had another viewing on my place....fingers crossed it sells this year.

Family is all healthy and happy.
I'm off to the lake to sunbathe and no doubt get burnt to a crisp and I'll be sipping a few too!
Just praying, I can find the at some backwoods lake.....;(
You all have a great weekend...
Joined: 3/1/2013
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Posted: 8/1/2015 9:33:01 AM
Well I complied with a families request to enter their home and turn off their lights last night..does that count? Tbh going out for a walk in late evening every Friday night has us coming to the aid of Jewish families observing Sabbath. It gets annoying sometimes. :(

But overall, I have done, and seen others do good things for others pretty regularly, because there seems to be many cases where a blind person is escorted across the street by another person, or I help a women carry her baby carriage up a few flight of stairs. We also donate cat food to a family that has more than they can handle to feed. I see people put money in those charity cans in grocery stores quite regularly.

The most best example of human kindness I EVER saw came out of one of the most depraved acts I ever had the unfortunate chance to encounter.....SEPT 11, which makes it the most memorable, although I admit by mentioning it I am "breaking the rule" since it happened 14 years ago.

In the days and weeks that followed, it seemed that a great many people ACTUALLY came together, and either sacrificed time, money and/or kind words. All equally touching based on their limited resources and boldness. Civilians were volunteering to help clean up, or to deliver water, or to cook food for the workers doing rescue/recovery operations.

People with private yachts to small fishing boats were running evacuees across the rivers. The top hotels were giving us beds to sleep in and inviting us into their dining rooms to eat whatever they had free of charge.

People would wave , shake hands with you and kiss you( girls would anyway lol) and there was a brotherly love I never saw and probably will never see in my lifetime again. At a time when people were full of anger, fear, and loss, many expressed a willingness to sacrifice, for those they didn't know.

Of course that lasted only until November, and then it was back to being spit on, cursed at, and all the other good stuff that fills the hearts of the malcontents! :)
Joined: 6/29/2009
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Posted: 8/1/2015 11:00:42 AM
I constantly see good things which maintain my "faith" in life. But then I actively look for and appreciate them.

Every day, I see people who stop to let pedestrians safely leave the roadway. Not ALL drivers, but some. Every day, I see people decide not to seek petty revenge after all, for imagined slights and insults.

Every day, I try to do my own part. When I notice slippery trash on the street, or broken glass in a walk area, I scoot it into a safer place. When I see items placed in dangerous places where they might fall on someone or trip them, I nudge them into better arrangements.

I can't do a lot in the world, because I'm relatively poor, and not all that physically powerful, so I do little stuff. And I notice when other people do little stuff too.

I can't say that any of it gives me hope that the world will ever get to be remotely like the Hollywood dream merchants and political propagandists of the world always claimed it was, or should be, but what the hell.
Joined: 7/21/2015
Msg: 14
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Posted: 8/1/2015 12:09:20 PM
bebedeleau, lovely video. I am a lover of the photography of the late Diane Arbus, who so often captured the spirit that is the essence of the human condition. This video had nuances of that...different packaging but managing to portray that which animates the packaging. Thank you for sharing!
Joined: 2/19/2011
Msg: 15
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Posted: 8/1/2015 3:33:28 PM
My faith in humanity, love, human kindness, etc is maintained every time I go out. Doesn't matter where.
I interact with people, from grocery, retail, bank clearks to bus drivers, doesn't matter who but I do so with a bright smile, bright attitude, couple jokes. I literally see them perk up. You can just feel it, they are nice people and they make me feel like I am a nice person.
It's a great feeling. I'm running around working or doing errands and all day long it feels like I'm seeing best friends because we all smiling and laughing. I have the same response from family, friends and kids as the public. Nary is there any negative experiences.
Home is quiet and relaxing so that's my trade off.

The other night during Karaoke night at a local pub, I complimented a lady on her singing. She signed your welcome. Shocked, I asked "did you just sign to me?!'. She apologized saying it was a habit because her son is deaf. I signed, so am I! Next thing you know her and I chatted for a half hour where I discovered she is also Croatian and ...... works at a ...................WINERY!!!
I got free complimentary wine tasting tickets and a new facebook friend! My picker for making good friends is 99.9% failproof so I'm not worried lol.
Yesterday, I gave a lady change who was frantically searching the grounds for her lost bus ticket as her bus rolled up.
Today youngest gave his neighbor friends cupcakes I brought.

Got word that my Mom got out of the hospital yesterday. Hopefully she still is when I get back there next week.
Got offered another job yesterday too. Lots more money. I didn't accept.
After a shiatty couple of weeks, I almost feel like sippin.

Want to be my painting partner?? You can help out with a room I'm doing tonight and to my jack danny !! :P
So very very glad to hear about your mom, wishing for nothing but good news from here on out ((hugs))
Joined: 11/7/2012
Msg: 16
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Posted: 8/1/2015 4:41:13 PM
Today, I had an incident-free dining experience with my 3 year old niece. As usual, she delivered all of her complains at the very beginning (the boo boo inventory, any issues with nails, and for me fix anything she is wearing). That went well, I used my mini cuticle cutter to rid her of two pesky little impending inconveniences, put a bandaid over them, and kiss it to heal faster. She then communicated she wanted to sit on my lap, so we negotiated, lol. I would get her some fruit and she would wait for me to get food as well and then she can sit on my lap to eat her fruit while I eat my food. Surprisingly she kept her end of the bargain, no fussing, no fighting, no crying.

She had seen a toy on the other side of the buffet and requested I buy it. I told her to stay right there while I go get my wallet, and she did. She usually would have lost it and thought I was not going to honor her request (but I've never done that to her or her siblings). She stayed without crying or stomping her feet, was patient, and I bought her the toy. She agreed to sit on her to open the toy and she played with it. It was a very productive day, I think she is getting with the program at last.

Every time we go out, she's a ruckus, lol. She will run, she will hide, she will scream, she will want to spend more time under the table instead of being seated, she will cry etc........but not today my friends *muttley*

It restored my faith in humanity, maybe kids aren't that bad after all :-)
Joined: 5/31/2015
Msg: 17
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Posted: 8/1/2015 5:28:28 PM
I woke up to a stunningly warm, sunny mid winter day.
Forecast is 24 deg C 75F.

Just had a yummy breakfast of porridge, strawberries, honey, milk and herb tea.
About to head out to drool at things I cannot afford at the Sydney Boat Show.
Have not seen any human kindness yet but I am certain I will.
Joined: 3/8/2015
Msg: 18
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Posted: 8/1/2015 5:53:31 PM
SeaLady...I'm sending a case of wine and some flamin' hot Cheetos to Sydney:)
Joined: 1/4/2013
Msg: 19
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Posted: 8/1/2015 7:07:08 PM
I went out to Karaoke tonight. I saw a couple. She was black, and he was white. In a country that seems to have suffered some setbacks in race relations over the past 6 years or so, it's nice to see that many regular people are blind to color and race. Seeing that made me feel good.
Joined: 7/3/2015
Msg: 20
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Posted: 8/1/2015 7:11:22 PM

it's nice to see that many regular people are blind to color and race. Seeing that made me feel good.

I agree! I love to see an interracial or international relationship that works for the right reasons (doesn't involve a green card or money). A close friend of my mother's is Ukrainian and her husband is Chinese, they have 3 kids.
Joined: 7/10/2015
Msg: 21
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Posted: 8/1/2015 7:50:45 PM
My older brother married a Japanese gal, my sister married a Chinese guy and my younger brother married a gal from the Philipines so it's been a non issue in my family for over 30 years. I love the multicultural attitude we have here.

I took a drive out in the country today and checked out barns, cows, fields of wheat, a lake, a cool little art gallery in the middle of nowhere. I'm looking for inspiration and a reason to dig out my watercolours that have sat idle for too long. I might even check out pottery classes when I get moved. Sometime life gets in the way. It was a good day with the land and the colours, we kind of forget about it when we are caught up in the city.

It was a good day.
Joined: 7/17/2015
Msg: 22
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Posted: 8/1/2015 8:27:02 PM
not much to tell, wish I could say something good but i'm no longer a nice guy..........

I used to be such a sweet, sweet thing
'Til the FORUM POSTERS got a hold of me.
I opened doors for little old ladies,
I helped the blind to see.
I got no friends 'cause they read the papers.
They can't be seen with me and I'm gettin' real shot down
And I'm feeling mean.

I got no friends 'cause they read the papers.
They can't be seen with me and I'm gettin' real shot down
And I'm feeling mean.

My dog bit me on the leg today.
My cat clawed my eyes.
Ma's been thrown out of the social circle,
And dad has to hide.
I went to church incognito.
When everybody rose, the Reverend Smith,
He recognized me,
And punched me in the nose.

Joined: 4/4/2015
Msg: 23
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Posted: 8/1/2015 10:23:45 PM
I was playing in a bar a short time ago. When we were done the lead guy mentioned to the patrons there was a tip jar. I noticed an elderly man, who looked like he might have lived on the street, watching us by the door for quite a while. When we were packing up he slipped a brown bag on stage and quickly left. I looked inside and it was some food. I guess he wanted to leave us something. I thought this very memorable. It has stuck in my mind.
Joined: 7/3/2015
Msg: 24
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Posted: 8/1/2015 10:54:53 PM
*Tell me something good*

It wasn't today. It was back in spring. I was dealing with that guy I liked. He said he'd fix my car but didn't, and when I called him afraid that the panel was coming completely off and I couldn't drive like that, I got no response. I'm not usually a pest but sent 4 msgs, got no response. But 2 or 3 weeks later - a booty call like nothing happened. Come let's chill, it's a beautiful day here.

I got upset and gave him a piece of my mind which I don't usually do. I said I asked for your help with my car, which you had promised - and you ignored me. Then I said, you texted me like nothing happened, because you feel like hooking up. I called him out on all the times he had lied to me, broken promises, wasn't truthful with me. Is that how they taught you to treat people back in religious school?

He got my text and he asked to see me the next day, we met up. He asked: so what happened with your car? I said: I called a random mechanic who I didn't even know, someone had given me his number. He said come down to my garage. I came, he looked at the car and fixed it with his own tools. I was handing him 40 dollars in cash and he didn't take it. My guy felt bad. Said he was a d*** - well he was. We parted sweetly, with kind words and best wishes from me to him. We never saw each other again. I told him he was a good guy and someone else would be lucky to have him for a husband, but I needed somebody in my life too so I wanted to move on. I don't have a problem accepting reality... I did it this time. But I am grateful for every time we saw each other, for every conversation... he was around when grandma died... I wasn't myself those first few months... I am thankful he was around.

I was impressed by the mechanic whom I had never met and called by accident meaning to call someone else, who did the job for free and wouldn't take cash. Who doesn't take cash when being handed to you?
Joined: 5/31/2015
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Posted: 8/2/2015 3:55:41 AM

SeaLady...I'm sending a case of wine and some flamin' hot Cheetos to Sydney:)

Sending? SENDING?

Personal delivery please
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