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« Reply #30 on: April 18, 2010 09:01:52 AM »

Oh, and maybe a bit of good karma or what have you: Two employees were discussing a problem at Joann's the other day where another customer didn't have enough coupons for her purchase. I volunteered an extra coupon I had, and the woman was really appreciative and then went on her way. Then, as I was chatting with my cashier she realized I hadn't been able to find an item I had looked for, so she had someone go find it and bring it up front! So nice of her!

It's like a mini version of those commercials (for a bank maybe?) where people see someone doing good, like picking up a baby's toy, so they carry their neighbor's grocery bags, so they do something etc. I think lots of times people really underestimate the good a small action can do.

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« Reply #31 on: April 18, 2010 09:30:03 AM »

I'm so happy that I leave for a day and have so much to catch up on! A little while ago, I decided to leave random notes around town. The first place was at my favorite little dive restaurant. We know the owners and they are so super sweet so I left them a little note.

The next one was a dessert bar. Our waiter had the worst table behind us. I felt so bad that they were so rude to him. So I left him a little note.

I now carry little note cards with me to leave in secret places or give to wait staff-cause everyone needs a smile.
I got these at Kind over Matter but we are so crafty here-we could make up our own Cheesy

I love the idea of being a penpal to a sick child. That is so sweet.

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« Reply #32 on: April 18, 2010 10:46:40 AM »

great idea.

I love personal swaps, for supplies, surprises, flamingo themed things and general silliness

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« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2010 10:55:35 AM »

This is a great idea.

I recently joined up with www.toysociety.com.  I like to make small stuffed dolls and I don't have close by grandchildren at the right age to give the "extras" to so I now make a doll, put it in a plastic zip-lock bag with a "Take me Home, I'm Yours" tag on it and leave it somewhere a young child is likely to find it.  (All info is available on the Toy Society website).

It's very fulfilling a lot of fun to do this.  There is also the excitement of trying to leave a toy in an open space without anyone seeing.  You feel like an undercover agent.  Also on the Toy Society site, there are the responses of those who have found the toys and I love to read those as well.

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« Reply #34 on: April 18, 2010 11:09:11 AM »

I Love this idea <3
« Reply #35 on: April 18, 2010 11:48:58 AM »

I am making baby blankets for people I know that dont have a lot of money. Does that count?  Cheesy

I love this thread! It gives me the warm and fuzzy feeling just knowing there is a place I can go and feel up-beat  Smiley

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« Reply #36 on: April 18, 2010 03:59:57 PM »

I went on my make a wish trip in december, and have been trying to think of a way to give back.
I found this: http://s3.excoboard.com/DisBigGive
It's a site that a bunch of people make crafty disney themed things for wish kids, It's amazing. I sent a package to a little girl a couple of months ago, and it made me feel so good to be able to make another kid feel extra extra special on her wish trip.

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« Reply #37 on: April 18, 2010 06:02:42 PM »

So many nice ideas. Looking at some of those blogs really made what started out to be a dreary day for me fairly cheery. Especially Katies blog that MareMare mentioned. I have lots of things I want to try but nothing to craft them with ATM. Looks like a trip to Walmart is in order after work. Also I wanna try my hand at making a chunky book for my Ma.

How about this? http://operationbeautiful.com/ Doesn't have to be super crafty but what a nice way to give someones day a lift!

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« Reply #38 on: April 18, 2010 06:34:30 PM »

Hi Kurai! Welcome to Craftster, and thanks so much for posting that link!  Grin

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« Reply #39 on: April 18, 2010 06:39:31 PM »

I took my neighbour (who is constantly grumbling about something Smiley ) some home made doughnuts this morning!    Later he told my husband they were delish and brightened his day!  yay! score!

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