I DId Something For Someone Else Today, And I Feel Great!

By Latest Reply 2009-01-05 12:26:53 -0600
Started 2008-12-19 07:16:29 -0600

This is really a suggestion because I do things for other people that I can do, but they can not afford to hire people to do, and it makes me feel good. Like today, My neighbor works and has a 9 year old, darling daughter, and it is a snow day, so I will watch her today. I enjoy that, and enjoy helping out my friend, a single, hardworking mother. It brings pleasure to both of us. I will mend clothes or make clothes for people who can supply me with the necessities, but don't know how, and can't afford to hire someone else to sew. I will bake home made bread, and always make at least 4 loaves, and give away two. If you are making it anyway, how hard or expensive is it to make a couple more, and how good it makes you feel to give one to a friend in need. So when you can, do something for someone else and see how it feels, then tell us what you did, and how you felt.

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Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-01-05 12:26:53 -0600 Report

Well we have just went through alot of Disney childrens video we had and I asked all my nieces what they wanted to take home. Since they have the movies at home already(we bought them so they didn't have to carry them back and forth all the time) my mother is taking them up to the Pediatric Department at our local hospital tommorow. They said they still have a VCR and would love to have them them…Debe

2008-12-31 05:55:31 -0600 Report

Today I am planning on making dinner for New Years Day,I want to do something for someone else today, but I am not really sure what since I told my husband to take car because of threat of bad weather. But, I am sure I will find something. Everyone needs something, and I am always here to help if they need me. Happy New Year to all my friends. Claudia

2009-01-05 07:29:22 -0600 Report

I actually need some ideas of what I can do today for others'; my husband is home til Thursday, which is his first days off in over 4 weeks. I will spend time with him, but I need some new ideas to help others' from my home, The last two days I have typed my fingers to the bone, adding new recipes and, news articles, as well as other responses. I am trying to work more on the site, to make up for the time lost over the holidays, and wanted to catch up with recipes, news and all, but now what. Guess I will be typing some more,lol.

2008-12-22 04:58:28 -0600 Report

I have given away a few very beautiful winter coats this weekend and to my neighbors daughter, a turquoise and blackl laced up sides, that I had got for my wedding 3 years ago, and so many of the girls that were there asked me what I was going to do with it. Well, I found the girl deserving of this dress and gave it to her yesterday after we had made ornaments together. I also payed for all the supplies and we made over 3 dozen beautiful ornaments for her and her moms first new tree.

2008-12-22 05:00:47 -0600 Report

I admire her because I remember how tough it is to be a single mom bringing up a child on her own. She works very hard and spends the rest of the time with her daughter, and has done a terrific job, even though she can not afford much. She definitely deserves a little help, and I like to give.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-12-22 05:08:12 -0600 Report

I did what you suggested and me and my niece made the candy cane reindeer. She was so excited and took the whole dozen home with her. I said , "Are you going to leave 2 for me and Gram. She said I am using them to put on all the presents, so youns we'll get one Christmas Eve. It was so nice spending 1 on 1 time with her…Debe

2008-12-26 05:46:15 -0600 Report

When my neighbor went Christmas shopping for her daughter; We spent an afternoon on Christmas Eve and made over 2 1/2 dozen candy cane reindeers. I let her take all but one. I needed one for an ornament on a good friends empty ornament tree, which I had made too. She took the rest and brought 3 to her day care school, by the end of the day, her mom only had 3 left. All her friends wanted one. So that was a real success for her and me, and I am happy she had such a good time, and good friends to share them with

Meridian - 26751
Meridian - 26751 2008-12-20 07:11:28 -0600 Report

I try to always make the time to listen to people when they want to talk. Sometimes it can be a bit trying when I've already heard the same story before, but for whatever reason they need to tell it again so for whatever reason I listen again. It is a little thing that can make a person's day, and in the end it is a little thing that makes my day. We don't have to move mountains to make a difference, we just have to make a difference.

2008-12-20 06:52:41 -0600 Report

Yesterday, I felt better because I was preparing things for other people for the holidays. I filled gift bags with things that I had bought but never used, such as books, clothes with tags, Candles, journals, what ever I could find around the house, I know it helped me just clear out a little, hopefully I can help someone else. And I also gave my neighbors daughter my first leather dress jacket, that my mom had bought me and had been worn only on special occaisions, of course that means not much. But I loved it and it was hard to part with until I found the right person that I thought could really use it.
However, doing everything made my mind feel good, but I paid in worse pain than usual last night and still am now. But it was still worth it.

2008-12-19 09:23:51 -0600 Report

Sometimes just going and visiting a neighbor, making taking them a card. I always feel good when I pass someone on the street and that just smile and say hi, even though I don't know them. A smile and a wave can do wonders to cheer someone up, at least it cheers me up. You don't even have to know the person, which makes it even more special.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-12-19 08:00:57 -0600 Report

Last Saturday my Mother and I went down to one of our local nursing homes that is owned by our good friends. My mother is forever volunteering there. Well the were having some sort of party day. So my mother encouraged me to go. I couldn't figure out what I could do being my unstable balancing when standing. Well they played BINGO and I sat up front and called the numbers. I also helped in making crafts for there tree. I enjoyed myself and everyone wants me to come back monthly to call the numbers and I agreed. Thanks…Debe