I'm still feeling pretty down today, but I spent 15 minutes on the Alliance of Hope Forum for Suicide Survivors offering comfort to others who have lost loved ones to suicide.
It's been four years since my beloved friend Julia died by suicide.…Continue
Today's gift was a gift to myself. I have been adding a few thousand steps to my daily walk, and today I have gone 5229 steps thus far. I know that isn't a marathon, but it is a good way for me to get outside, to get fresh air, to get started on fitness. I really do love working out, but have gotten away from it recently. Slowly but surely...
Day 20: Hubs' camera club had their annual potluck for their last meeting of the year (they take the summer off and re-convene in the fall), so I went with him to socialize. We had some hummus and chips to bring, but I looked out at my container garden on the deck and decided the lettuce was ready to cut, so I cut some and made a fresh salad to take as well. People must have liked it because it was gone by the end of the evening.
Day 21: A friend's mother passed away a few weeks ago.…Continue
Day 26: I gave a gift to an aunty who will soon be going oversease.
Day 27: I gave a candle set to a friend who I haven't seen for a while.
Day 28: I pre sent a birthday gift to a friend since I wont be able to see her on her birthday. I hope she likes the gift :)
I gave my mum 'the loveliest mum' mug as a gift. She is the true inspiration in my life
I donated money to a nuns monestry :)
I heard some shocking news at work and I gave myself the gift or peace by making sure I go home and rest :)
Had to stop at the supermarket before school today. The store was practically empty, so I chatted with the cashier for a minute. Also donated a dollar for a children's cancer campaign. That's all for now.
Today's gift is gratitude. I switched car with my dtr so she could take her driver's license test. I drove her brother's truck. No power steering, no ac, and stick shift. I will drive my car happily tomorrow all 191,000 miles. I am also sending prayers and thoughts to the residents of Oklahoma.
Memorial Day is approaching. At the grocery store, I stopped and chatted with the woman outside selling red poppies. Her husband was a Viet Vet with a feeding tube. Our small VFW auxiliary plays Bingo with them and the winner gets $.50 plus the men on each side of the winner! They really look forward to that.
Today is trash day today. I had saved an article from the paper about how unappreciated our sanitation engineers are who come weekly and empty the barrels on the curb. .. and how…Continue
Support to some friends who are looking for a job.
A lift to a party to a friend.
A roasted veggie salad to share at the party
Positive comments and enthusiasm to colleague who was really helpful.
All my energy and attention to doing a good job at work, communicating clearly and finishing things off properly.
Time and effort into organising the travel plans for myself and a my travel buddy.
A big warm welcome to…Continue
Thank you, everyone, for your comforting and encouraging words. The transition out of school will take care of itself. There are other things going on, things I cannot change, so I must work on how to cope with them and let go of the outcomes. Situations with family members that are painful to watch and I feel so helpless. It is time for me to reach out for help, because I can't sit with this inside anymore, and I know where to begin.
Love to all you kind and generous…Continue
Yesterday I sent some money to the pianist at my daughter's wedding of almost 3 years ago. He really helped her out and didn't charge anything. It meant a lot and I was in a position to do something I had been thinking about for a long time. I'm imagining his surprise when he opens the letter!
I took warm breakfast sandwiches to our vet and his assistants when I went to get dog meds. The looks on their faces was well worth it. I think it makes me much happier when I am doing something nice and unexpected for others.Continue
Day 17 bought a special pillow for spondylytis....gift to myself
Day 18 a chocolate to a very young girl who was begging on the street
an acquaintance who is doing mass comm has to do an interview for her presentation. helped her in getting an opportunity to interview a leading choreographer who is visiting the city
me and my colleagues chilled out by watching 'ironman'...a much-needed break for us :)
D28 Today my gift was gracious driving (people pulling out in front of me) and checking what might have been a distressed child as I drove by - they seemed fine on the second pass but I probably came across as a creepy person driving by children slowly checking them out.
Today I invited a friend over for coffee. This is an amazing feat as 1. my house is clean enough for company and 2. I haven't seen her in 8 mo or so and was wondering how she was doing. A rainy day in Montana was perfect for…Continue
Today was an emotionally draining day on all fronts, so it's taken me some time to remember any kindness to others.
This morning a candidate for my job did a 'demo' lesson for one of my French classes. I helped her set up the room and offered words of encouragement. I know she appreciated it... It's not easy to teach a class of kids you don't know, in front of a teacher and two administrators. The good news is that she was offered the job, and accepted.
Watching her teach…Continue