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A couple of days ago, I took an adjustable cane to the Masonic Bureau for a donation and picked up a wheel chair for someone in town to borrow throughout the summer. Paying it forward karma feels good.
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Some time ago I stopped at a McDonalds for a coffee and noticed a Hispanic family trying to start a tired old car without success. They appeared to be without many resources. As I walked past, I saw that their car had a manual transmission. I asked the Dad if we could try to push start it. There was a language barrier and he was a bit confused, but he followed my instructions as I pushed the car.

Fortune smiled and the car fired right up.

There were smiles from everyone in the family and off they went, hopefully remembering that South Carolinians help people in need.

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Couple summers back me and my younger sister were coming back for Port A both burnt crispy. I was about to pass a Mercedes and noticed that her front tire was about to blow and noticed she had kids, I back off when I did it blew. I pulled over has she did I told her to stay in the car with the kids and pulled her luggage out of trunk to get the spare out and changed it. She was trying to give money but I refused it.

Another time was filling up at the gas station when I noticed a old couple in a beaten up metro counting quarters trying to making ends meet. I went inside and gave the clerk 20.00 for the couples. When I left the husband was crying in joy as he was filling up.

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I'm bringing this thread back, I wish it always stayed near the top, to be honest.

I was telling my children (only 7 and 5 years old)that next year, in lieu of giving me something for Christmas, I wanted my sons to do something/give something to people that need assistance. My eldest said, "Why wait? I have money in my piggy bank." I told them I would match whatever they decided to donate, so off they ran, shook those banks and decided that they would give $10 each (that was all that was in my youngest son's, he keeps giving money away as it means nothing to him now).

I had spoken to Helping Hands (a local charity here in my small town that acts as a Food Bank / shelter) yesterday about what items they may need as I am trying to facilitate some free labour to rebuild their kitchen, but they did say that they needed warm clothes for men, as the local Women's Shelter takes care of the women and children quite well. With that in mind, we headed out to find a shop in town.

My eldest thought that Mark's Work Warehouse would have the best warm stuff, and he wanted to get a 'sweater like his', so in we go, and the manager happened to be near the front and asked if she could help find something? I explained what we were doing and she paused, looked at my little guys, and then she had a little welling in the eyes, which made me get a little teary as well. She said she could certainly help us out and she did.

I bumped in a bit more, but Mark's gave us 4 pairs of some Heat socks, 4 scarves, a pair of gloves, and a nice thick $70 sweater/hoodie (just like my sons) for $60. On the way to Helping Hands, we stopped at my wife's work and they donated 4 toques to their box and mom was quite proud of her little men; as am I. Doing good by people is contagious - pass it on.

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I was coming back from a stripe bass fishing trip in northern California.I was in my 1992 Ford diesel.Evidently I had a slow radiator leak and when I hit the Grapevine it over heated.Waiting to let it cool down a young Hispanic pulled up behind me and handed me jug of water.All I could say was"gracias,muy amable".l told my friend that that was strange.He said it was "karma"for all the times you stopped and helped people in Baja.
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A couple of weeks ago I was at a stoplight behind a guy in a Charger who was holding a sheet of plywood out his window with one hand. I jumped out, asked him if I could throw it in the bed of my truck and follow him home. He said yes, I did it, and saved him from tearing up his car, hurting himself, and possibly others.
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I have been dealing with some health issues lately.My gardener brought over home made tamales for me Thursday.
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I hope that it will stay near the top too Zedbra .... I did not know that it existed, of course I have not been around here all that long. What you and the wife are doing with your boys is great! They will grow up with those values ..... bravo sir.

Helping others, paying it forward or whatever you want to call it does not always have to take a monetary donation. My family gives back to our community at every opportunity possible, or boys are grown and on their own with wives and children but they make us proud by following the values that we gave them as kids and helping others. We volunteer for every habitat home being built, we help with the free reading program at the local library, we read once a week at local retirement homes (my wife is a school teacher what I can I say). For many years I ran a free website dedicated to high school baseball (and college recruiting for the fortunate few) .... We will help serve Christmas dinner at a local shelter for the 23rd straight year. We have already been Salvation Army bell ringers once this year and have another date that we will "ring" again as well.

We do things that require money donations as well. Since our boys are grown we now select 2 youth angel tree names and 2 senior angel tree names (they have senior trees in our area) .... We donate time and money to send all three of the 3rd grade classes at my wife's school to the zoo each year. I always pay for the person(s) behind me in a drive thru. Of course there are "Coats for the Cold" .... putting flags on the military grave sites for the Veterans Day, Memorial Day, etc. holidays

There are 1,000's of ways to donate or help out ...... We find that it becomes kind of a selfish thing. We get as much out of it as the people that we think that we are helping .... in many cases they are really helping us

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Why can't this be made into a "Sticky" Zedbra? The two stickies at the top of this forum have not been accessed since the end of 2014 ... this topic is 100% worthy. Just my 2 cents worth

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