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Helping other people out #17893
12/04/02 09:22 AM
12/04/02 09:22 AM
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Scotts  Offline OP
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Ventura, CA, USA
This time of year means so much to so many people in so many different ways, as Redsy so eloquently put it in his earlier post. One thing it means to me is helping people out. This really should go on 66wv's post, but I did not want to make that one too long. It really is a very selfish thing to help somone out. Let me 'splain.

I got involved in giving to toys for tots years ago. Started with a stupid $3 Donald Duck doll. After I put the doll in the bin I felt pretty good. About three hours later I realized how good I still felt. Knowing that I helped some anymous kid get what may be his only tow for christmas really made me feel good. Years later I spent $50 on toys. My new wife said to me "wow you are generous" I blew it off, we could afford it. Then I had her put the toys in the box. There is something about putting the toys in the box that is the wonderful part. That is what gives you the warm fuzzy feeling. When we got to the car she said "you know that felt really good" Hours later she said to me "you know I still feel good" That is why I say that helping somone out is a selfish thing. It makes you feel good. Just so you know we both started doing toys for tots at our new companies.

So do what you can $5 or $10 dollars may not meant that much to you, but the world to someone else. Feel good about yourself.

BTW. It is pretty funny to call and have someone bark out of the phone Master Gunery Sargeant %%%%% and then talk to him about toys.

I will now step down off my soap box and start to feel very corny.
Scott

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Re: Helping other people out #17894
12/04/02 10:18 AM
12/04/02 10:18 AM
HotLine1  Offline

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Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,918
Brick, NJ USA
Scott:
I think you have the "spirit"
There are so many GOOD organizations that help those in need, this time of the year, and EVERYDAY.
Toys for Tots, Soup Kitchens, Salvation Army, Lions Club, AMVETS, etc., etc., etc.
We all know who,what & where they are.

Those of us who "have" share a little with those who "havenot".

The good feelings are the "givers" bonus.

Happy Holidays to all
John


John
Re: Helping other people out #17895
12/04/02 10:30 AM
12/04/02 10:30 AM
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CTwireman  Offline
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Connecticut, USA
Your local church or Habitat project can always use some help in the electrical area.


This is where you can do electrical work for free and not feel bad about it!


Peter
Re: Helping other people out #17896
12/04/02 01:56 PM
12/04/02 01:56 PM
Bill Addiss  Offline
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Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 3,890
NY, USA
Scott, John, CT,

Some great sentiments expressed here.
Warm and Fuzzy is where it's at.

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Bill

Re: Helping other people out #17897
12/04/02 05:09 PM
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sparky  Offline
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Every now & then, when i'm convinced were simply a race of knucleheads, there comes a heart o' gold that makes it all worthwhile

Re: Helping other people out #17898
12/04/02 08:56 PM
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Electricmanscott  Offline
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Posts: 1,457
Holden, MA USA
I guess we may not be the best lookin' bunch, (I've seen the pictures!) but it appears as though differences in opinion aside, we have a great group here!

Re: Helping other people out #17899
12/04/02 09:35 PM
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harold endean  Offline
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Posts: 2,233
Boonton, NJ
Guys,

Not for nothing and I ain't one for preaching. However what happens after the "season"? Do we forget those happy feelings? Does anyone help out in the neighborhood? I am not bragging at all, but does anyone do work like voulenteer for work at a hospital? Coaches? any local boards like zoning, planning, school, local sports, scouts? Long story short, help out the rest of the year. You'll feel good about yourself. [Linked Image]

Harold

Re: Helping other people out #17900
12/04/02 09:48 PM
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Electricmanscott  Offline
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Posts: 1,457
Holden, MA USA
Harold, my boys don't play sports yet but if they do I will not coach. Parents are CRAZY! It might be safer being a waterboy or something.

Re: Helping other people out #17901
12/04/02 10:12 PM
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The Watt Doctor  Offline
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Posts: 435
Mont Belvieu, TX
It's never wrong to do right, and "it's better to give than to receive."

Cheerfully,
Doc


The Watt Doctor
Altura Cogen
Channelview, TX
Re: Helping other people out #17902
12/05/02 06:34 AM
12/05/02 06:34 AM
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sparky  Offline
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Harold's right...
at least in my corner of the universe , small towns operate via many volunteers, thus the true meaning of 'community'

or at least it's more apparent in smaller towns as the one i live in.

this is then a 25/7/365 deal, which pales 12/25 by comparission.

me?, i'm 'that Ambulance driver dude', which given the insights of human nature is something i owe more to than it owes me.

those that serve with me say i'm a soft touch, i really hate that ! what if my GC's find out! ....so i tell people it's a condition of my parole.

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