Have you done anything to make a differnence in someones life lately?

United States
November 11, 2009 7:22pm CST
Have you done a good deed lately? Have you ever heard of paying it forward? I try to do a good deed each day if possiable how about you?
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@jewels49 (1784)
• United States
20 Nov 09
I do try to pay it forward, and I have always tried to make sure that I made my kids a part of it. I believe that kids listen to us half the time and watch us all the time. My son proved that theory for me a few years ago when he won a bike in a drawing, he already had a good bike and unprompted by anyone he gave the new one to toys for tots. That in turn reinforced my efforts. The way it is almost everywhere now it seems even more important that we all try to do what ever we can to help our neighbors and people we don't know feel connected and a little better about being on the planet.
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
12 Nov 09
I have. I don't do as much as i would like to but try to do something for anyone i think that needs help. I think if everybody thought of other people instead of themselves all the time the world would be a better place,.
@maezee (26893)
• United States
12 Nov 09
I believe in karmic retribution, but I don't feel like I've really made a difference in anyone's lives lately. I don't feel like I have that much of a positive impact on anyone, really, not that I can think of. There are only 2 people that I can think of right now, and I don't even make that huge of an impact in their lives. I just "adopted" 2 deployed soldiers off of adoptaussoldier.org and I've been sending them letters and care packages and goodies for the past couple of months. (Their names are Keith and Karina) . I don't know if this counts, because it's also fun for me to do and I hope that they enjoy what I send them and I hope it helps them, because I couldn't imagine being deployed and away from my family and home and job. I try to do "good deeds" whenever I can, but sometimes the opportunity doesn't always arise. But I let people in when merging in traffic, I stop for pedestrians, I try to do the "good Samaritan" thing just because I like treating others the way I'd like to be treated by them.
@carolbee (16243)
• United States
12 Nov 09
I did do a good, mama deed the other day. One of our kids needed tires and just couldn't afford them. I paid for them, met her at the tire store and took her to work. She was thrilled since the tires were almost bald and it wasn't safe to drive. Sad thing is the car is not old. She drives alot and her roommates borrow the car also.
@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
12 Nov 09
Hi moneymommy, I like the idea of paying it forward and hope the concept continues to grow over the years. In the cities especially, it would be great if more families cooked an extra serving for dinner each night and gave it to a street person. I know some people do this on special occasions like Christmas and Thanksgiving but it wouldn't cost much extra to make it a regular thing. I live in a small town and thankfully there is no one living on the street. We do have a senior living alone as one of our neighbours and we invite him to share a meal with us at least once a week and sometimes more often. I also help my niece in caring for my 83 year old brother by staying with him for a few hours so they can have a much needed break. You are to be commended in trying to do a good deed every day, that the sort of thing we need more of in the world. Blessings.