School Supplies

Teacher’s Aid

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“I can’t stand the way funding for public education has been cut so here’s what I’ve been doing the last couple of years. I buy school supplies in bulk and deliver them to the schools my children attended. These are very good schools with dedicated teachers. It’s the least I can do to help. I’d ask others to consider the …


Summer School Fix-Up

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“I am happy to be retired. I have no trouble filling up my time but thought this summer’s activity might be interesting to your followers. I drive by an elementary school fairly often. Knowing how education budgets have been cut, I thought offer this school some of my time for cleanup and repairs. (I used to be a contractor.) It’s …

Grocery Bag

Small Purchases First

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I’m retired and loving it. Life without my 9-5 job? Wonderful! No more pressure from that monster ‘time’ or lack thereof. So, here’s a little something I’ve been experimenting with. When I am in line at the grocery store, if someone with less items is behind me, I let them go first. People are generally pretty surprised, which strikes me …

Sisters holding hands

The Call of Duty

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What happens to two precious little girls when their parents, both soldiers in the U.S. Army, get shipped out at the same time? If they are lucky, they spend the year with their loving grandparents. Imagine the adjustment for everyone involved; parents off to a war zone; tiny children moved across the country; retired grandparents suddenly thrown back into childrearing! …

Flower Pots

Flowers at the Nursing Home

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Molly K writes: “I did something the other day that made me feel pretty good. I love to garden and every summer I have more flowers than I know what to do with. So, I made up a bunch of bouquets and took them to the nursing home down the street. I asked the staff to give them to people …

Dog Food

Canine Charity

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I always feel bad for homeless people, especially when they have dogs with them. I understand why they want to have canine companionship – dogs are so loyal. I don’t have much money to give away so instead, when I buy groceries, I try to get a little extra something to give to whatever homeless person might be around the store. …

Community Cleaning

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I wanted to help our community in some way but I’m not much of a joiner. Then I had the idea that it shouldn’t take belonging to an entire organization to help keep my community clean. So once a week, I get a trash bag, don my gloves, my handy trash picker-upper, and head for the streets. People are always …

Life Stories

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I volunteer with an organization that helps other Seniors get their life stories down, either on paper or by a audio/video recording. Why? Because I learned that family history is meant to be shared. Sounds strange maybe but my family was after me for years to write down my life story. I always wondered why they would be all that …


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People don’t seem write “thank you” notes much anymore. (Mostly, I think people prefer complaining these days.) When I’m on the receiving end of good service – whether it’s a waitress or the man who came to fix my oven – I take a few minutes and write a note to their supervisor, expressing my appreciation for a job well …

Friendly Greetings

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I’ve started a simple practice – when I am out and about I tell strangers “good morning” or “good afternoon.”  Granted, some people look at me with real skepticism but it’s fun to see the smiles that such a simple gesture can generate. (Want to know who else has been doing some good?  Click here!)