Tag: service

pay it forward

Pay It Forward

Consider this – those who make an effort to do kind things without seeking attention or reward will often find kind things happening to them. Even better, when you are seeking out ways of adding more joy to the world, it’s easier to be nicer to yourself.

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love note

Tip #87: Send A Love Note

Letting your significant other know that you are thinking of them instantly improves the feeling that the two of you are a team and are there to support each other. A love note is an important concrete reminder of what it means to be committed to each other.

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finding God

Finding God in the Trenches

Being knee-deep in poopy diapers was not exactly my dream job…but I can look back on my 34 years of being a parent and see how selfishness has been squeezed out of me, how patience has increased many times over from those early days, how my abilities to deal with melt-downs and all manner of come-aparts have grown, and how I found God in the trenches.

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good deeds

Tip #80: Celebrate Christmas Through Good Deeds

One of my earliest jobs was as a cashier at a grocery store. Now, decades later, I remember that there were customers that I loved having in my line because they were friendly. There were also a few that I would literally hide from because they would ruin my day, they were so nasty and mean. I remember how much I appreciated being treated like a person and how much I appreciated it when I was treated with kindness.

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