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Mon Jul 29, 2019, 10:41 PM

List of little things you can do to make yourself and everyone else feel better

1. When you go to the checkout and the woman in front of you tells you to go ahead because you only have one or two items to her ten. It's not a big deal, but it means someone noticed you. Always, always ask if she is sure she doesn't mind. This also works in reverse you know. You can be the one to give up your place in line...

2. Finding a lonely dog someone left outside a store and petting him. He likes the attention! It will make you happy just petting him. You can also ask the people in the store if they have a water bowl for him. Around here, most stores have doggie water bowls available.

3. Help neighbors out with their car/gardening/stubborn stain/etc problems. For me it's always the car because that's what I know, and I have the tools to fix it. Pretty soon you will find that your neighbors are doing little things for you too.

What am I missing? Help me fill in some more...

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Reply List of little things you can do to make yourself and everyone else feel better (Original post)
ProudLib72 Jul 2019 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2019 #1
ProudLib72 Jul 2019 #3
PoindexterOglethorpe Jul 2019 #2
Marie Marie Jul 2019 #4
rwheeler31 Jul 2019 #5
ProudLib72 Jul 2019 #6
Phentex Jul 2019 #7

Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 10:54 PM

1. Bus your own dishes at the coffee/sandwich shop, even if you don't have to.

Wherever there's a resident cat at a shop or other public place, be sure to pet him/her (if it's OK with the cat).

Slow down and let a waiting car merge into the road in front of you.

Smile and wave if someone does that for you.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 11:35 PM

3. Strange, isn't it, how you suddenly have a new road buddy when you let someone merge

Then other people see it and start doing the same. It's contagious.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 11:22 PM

2. If you're waiting in a checkout line at any store,

and someone has a kid that's acting up, say out loud and in a kindly tone of voice, "Looks like someone's having a tough day" and let them go ahead of you.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2019, 11:38 PM

4. Smile at a stranger.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jul 30, 2019, 12:11 AM

5. If you go to a gym to workout, bring flowers from your garden.

I was surprised at how much this was appreciated by the staff. When you small chlorine. cleanser and sweat all day it was quite a nice change.

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Response to rwheeler31 (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 30, 2019, 12:29 AM

6. That's something I would never have thought of doing.

That's a good one!

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Tue Jul 30, 2019, 09:48 AM

7. Offer to return someone's shopping cart...

especially if they have children. Kids or not, if I am heading TO the store and someone is leaving, I say let me take that for you. Most people are surprised and thankful.

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