A thank you to the generous people in the world!

United States
June 9, 2010 6:25pm CST
At work, I usually do a half hour shift at the door, opening the doors for the parents to come pick up their children because the door is locked from the inside when the people int he main office leave. A lot of teachers walk by me and most of the time they'll say 'hello' or ignore me completely. But these three teachers stop to chat with me and bring me food. They are so generous. Today they gave me two slices of watermelon. The other day they gave me oatmeal cookies. And a few weeks ago, they gave me a slice of cake. I appreciate their generosity because at the time, I am hungry because I usually go out when the kids are having snack. Have you ever come across a generous person? What did they do for you? Has someone ever done something nice for you without asking? What was it? Have you ever given to charity? Have you ever done something generous for someone else? What was it? What was the reason?
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@Cutie18f (9564)
• Philippines
10 Jun 10
Yes I know that there are still generous people around who recognize our efforts and who return the favor with their generosity. I have seen a lot of those in my childhood when my mother was very good friends with a very generous family.
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• United States
10 Jun 10
It's so nice to know that people aren't all self-centered. It's so nice to get those kindof people in your life once in awhile. I appreciate their efforts.
@syankee525 (6295)
• United States
10 Jun 10
there are still nice people out there, yeah i come across a few people here and there. from holding the door open for me, or like the other day when i was out i held the door open for this mom and son, he said thank you sir.. i was like wow told his mom you got a super nice kid and shook his hand. yeah there are some out there, i have people who will help me out with things, but i think we need more nicer people in this world
• United States
10 Jun 10
That's so sweet of that little boy! I hold doors open for people as well, but I've never had a little boy tell me that before! Then again, I'd be a 'miss' not a 'sir.' There does need to be nicer people in the world, I agree. Sometimes it feels like generous people are so hard to find.
• Singapore
11 Jun 10
Kindness and generosity is like lighting another's candle with your candle, your candle would not go out by doing so and it makes the room go brighter, so pass the light on, everybody.
• United States
12 Jun 10
I really like the metaphor you chose. Did you think of that yourself? It's amazing!
@CJscott (4184)
• Canada
10 Jun 10
I have indeed, my friend Michael Dlouhy, helps so many people, so many hours he puts in, having 3 way coaching calls, conference coaching calls, personal coaching calls, all to make people better at achieving success in their MLM, even if they are not in his Group, even if they are not in his Company. He has helped me greatly to become a far better person then I once was. People do nice things for me all the time, with out me asking, I think it is on account of how cute and savvy I am... The most memorable one though would be, my friend Peter some years ago, just offered to lend me several hundred dollars, so I could get something fixed today, and I did not have to pay him back for quite a while. I give to the United way, and I tithe my church, not that is charity, my church does great things in the world though, as all churches do. Something generous for someone else, I am always listening to other people, and giving my time, my time is far more precious to me then money. Why, do I give of my time, and talents, because it makes me feel good to provide service to others. Sincerely and With Appreciation.
• United States
10 Jun 10
I agree. I think most people are generous to other people because they it makes them feel good. It's always a good feeling when you know you did something to help someone out in one way another and that they appreciated it. That's really great of you to give to charity. I try to do the same, but mine is more subtle. I'll put coins in Unicef boxes or to help children with cancer or to help animal abuse.
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@CJscott (4184)
• Canada
10 Jun 10
Harder to keep track of, when you do it that way. No tax receipts either, I really do enjoy the tax breaks for having donated money, it is just another great way to receive when you give. Cheers.
• United States
10 Jun 10
I just put my spare change in them. Nothing too big, but I'm glad I contribute.
@attente (987)
• Philippines
10 Jun 10
My roommate whom I love so much is very generous. I don't usually go home during weekend so I ended up staying alone in our dormitory. But my roommate never forgets to bring something for me during Mondays or Sundays. About the charity, I really want to build my own foundation. The orphanage near our house inspires me to do so. God bless guys!
• United States
10 Jun 10
That's so sweet of your roommate to do that for you! She doesn't have to, that's part of the generosity. Good luck with building a charity! I support you here one hundred percent!
@attente (987)
• Philippines
10 Jun 10
thanks for the support steph! a prayer will do! ayeee! God bless! ;)
@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
10 Jun 10
Kindness, generosity. When you least expect it, it feels great to receive it. It doesn't make one the less richer to return it, to pass it on. It doesn't have to be in kind or cash although kinds and cash are always welcomed especially in hard times today. It can be a simple pat on the shoulder. It can be a simple note that says thank you or perhaps just a simple smile. To all the generous people in the world, it says it all. I have a lot in my life to thank for. Generous, selfless people. And I wanna say "Thank you!" Thanks for the post StephanieAnnC. Thanks for the opportunity!
• United States
10 Jun 10
Aw, you're welcome. That's why I created this post. There are so many generous people out there that don't get recognized and also, I wanted to hear your stories about how people were generous to you. A simple smile does indeed go a far way.
@zsarhea (302)
• Austria
10 Jun 10
Have met alot of people like that but just last march i met this guy online and we chatted for 8days then he went here for work and holiday (10days holiday).We got along so well and it feels like we know each other for a long time...i wasnt working on that month but you know what he did?he gave me fare allowances and some extra money for food...i didnt asked anything from him (because i still have savings) but everytme i brought him to some places (its the first time he went here and i can still remember how his amazed face look like evrytime we went to a new place)he usually buy things for me...he was the sweetest guy iv ever met and before he left he gave me money then that money helped me alot to have the work i have now.We still talk online like everyday,hahahaha,cant believe i met someone as good,kind,young (he's 31 yrs old) and sweet like him.He said he will be coming back here.In return of the things he did for me i tried my best to bring him to the nicest places here in my country (i actually act like a gf to him,lol).We even cried at the airport when he needed to go back to sweden...Geez its the first time i shared this to someone i dont usually know but i feel blessed to have someone like him. Thanks StephanieAnn (for reading,feels so great to share what i feel) zsarhea
• United States
10 Jun 10
Wow! That's so sweet of him! I would have thanked him a zillion times! And you're welcome for reading. I made the discussion, so I feel I'm obligated to read and respond. Common courtesy.
@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Jun 10
hi stephanie that was very nice of the three teachers. Here Jess is one who is always doing little things like that for us residents.One day I was asking the staff if I could borrow a stamp to mail an important letter and Jess just went to his room and came back with two stamps. I tried to pay him but he refused to take any money. I have helped out a friend Alice here to make a purchase when we went shopping as her daughter had not sent her enough money. She tried to pay me back and only gave me a third of what she borrowed, so I just lied and said yes you paid me in full. just wanted to help her as her daughter just does not realize that 15 dollars here in Ca does not go very far.She uses a walker and has two badly malformed hands from arthritis so I get her an upholsted chair that will not hurt her back. why? because she needed help. we help each other here.
• United States
10 Jun 10
That's sweet of Jess and you! I love when people return the favors. It's very generous indeed!
@ann101 (519)
• China
11 Jun 10
I has given a boy 100 yuan when I started to work on the first month,I met him on the street and he told he was visiting this city but got his wallet stollen and have no money to go back.I have only 100 yuan left as I have not get pay at that time,so I gave him the money and my phonecard and told him to phone me when he arrived home safely.But I have not received his phone call until now.Maybe I have been cheated but maybe he was really need help at that time,so I am not regret doing that.