What have you done for me lately?

United States
April 11, 2007 10:59pm CST
What is something that you have done for someone else (friend, family, coworker, etc.) that you KNOW made that other person feel good. I'll start with mine... My daddy is a Viet Nam veteran. When the movie "We Were Soldiers" came out a few years back it started me thinking. Daddy and I started talking about some of the people he knew there and the ones that didn't make it back, etc. He gave me his copy of the orders he received to ship out. I researched the Internet and made several phone calls to try to see what happened to some of the men who he was close to. I found two that Daddy thought had died, but they were still very much alive. The look on my Daddy's face when he talked to them was priceless. I felt like that was the sweetest gift I could have ever given him. They are still close to this day. Do you have any special things that you have done for someone else?
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
12 Apr 07
That is so sweet what you did for your father, I am sure he greatly appreciated it and is something he will always remember. I do my best to 'do for others' whenever I can. I suppose the most recent thing I did that was really memorable was a couple months ago I got a phone call from the church. An elderly couple was physically not able to care for themselves and they needed help. I know the couple and originally there were supposed to be 2 of us helping, sharing the chores and care. That changed though - the daughters of the couple wanted me to do it all because they trusted me. They offered to pay but I knew their financial situation and all they had done for others over the years so refused to accept payment. I was there 8-10 hours a day, cooking, cleaning, running errands and helping them pack to move into an assisted living home. I'll admit it was stressful and exhausting at times but I did it for a little over a week and it was a blessing to me as I learned so very much from this couple while I was 'helping' them.
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• United States
12 Apr 07
I know that both you and the family received numerous blessings from that experience. This doesn't surprise me at all about you. You are truly what a woman in Christ should be. Not a lot of people would have done what you did. I hope some opportunity will arise for me to do something like what you have done.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
12 Apr 07
Our church offers a lot of such opportunities. First, we are one of the largest churches in the county but they strive to keep connected with others in the church. We also are home to a Christian University and a huge retirement center - many of the graduates from the University go into the ministry and missionary fields and come back here to 'retire'. A couple years ago one of the ladies was moving to an apartment on a lower level as she couldn't manage the stairs any more so our ladies group set up a schedual - many of us who could signed up for 2-4 hours time slots to help with packing. The lady had me move all of her plants to the new apartment because she knew I loved plants and would take good care of them... We have a men's group that helps people with home repairs, auto stuff, and 'guy things' and the women's group is always doing things like giving baby showers for people in need and doing projects for the missionaries to help. Last thing I did for the mission field was crochetted an afghan that they were going to sell to raise money but one of the missionaries was home for a time, saw the afghan and feel in love with it so it went to Africa when she returned there.
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• United States
12 Apr 07
I like hearing about churches and people like you who are so genuinely in living and walking in the Christian life. That touches so many people's lives that it cannot even be measured. And when it comes from the heart, it can't be wrong.