Pay it Forward - Sometimes its the Little Things We Do That Matter

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Pay it Forward - Sometimes its the Little Things We Do That Matter

After a couple days of frigid weather without driving my car, I got into it and attempted to start it with no luck.  The key wouldn't turn the ignition.  Things seemed to be locked in place from the cold.  No matter what I tried I couldn' get the key to budge.  In frustration I called my hubby for help and followed some of his suggestions. 

Nothing seemed to work but just as I was about to give up somehow things corrected themselves (maybe all the hot air I was releasing from my frustations) and I was able to start my car.  I felt an abnormal sense of relief that my problem was solved and gratitude to my husband for his patience and help.  He of coarse thought he hadn't done anything much and that got me thinking.....

Always Check Your Mirrors

Several days prior, my neighbor anxiously knocked on my door asking for my help.  Her son had driven her car home from a recent trip to the city and had adjusted the driver side mirrors accordingly.  When she next got into her car to drive it, she couldn't readjust the mirrors; they seemed to be stuck in place and just wouldn't budge.  I figured it might need a little manual help adjusting it from the outside of the car since things might just be stuck in place from the cold and... I was right.  We got things reset just the way she liked them.  She was a happy camper and good to go.  

I didn't think much of it -  it was just a little thing to do;, but when you're the one that needs that little thing done, that little thing that someone does for you, does matter.  So next time you have the opportunity to pay if forward in a small way, remember that you may be making a big difference in someones life with the little things you do.

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Maria Couto
RE/MAX Premier - Berkeley Heights, NJ
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Nice Blog Lora-I've always taught my children to look out for anyone who may be need of help or just a hand. I never told them that when the do good-good things will also happen to them. They have lived their lives helping everyone and anyone in need, and although they may not have noticed-they have blessed in many ways.

 

Jan 29, 2011 05:35 PM #1
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Catherine Ulrey
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Yes, you never know when you will need a little help too!

Jan 29, 2011 05:41 PM #2
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Art Hademan
Century 21 Real Estate Center - Mount Vernon, WA

Reading about all the cold weather problems you folks are having back East makes me ashamed that I complain about all the rain in the Pacific Northwest.

But, I still miss Arizona!

Jan 29, 2011 05:42 PM #3
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Jeanne Kozak
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We all need more random acts of kindness these days, giving and getting!

Jan 29, 2011 05:55 PM #4
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Connie Harvey
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Leah, I really think it's the little things that make the day go well or poorly. And sometimes a little thing can really turn around an otherwise bad day!

Jan 30, 2011 12:00 AM #5
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Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
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Maria - I've taught mine the same and it works out to be a blessing of a lesson in life.  It always comes back to repay them tenforld and doing good just becomes the natural thing to do.

Catherine - the good ole rule of do onto others.....

Art - Eventually we acclimate, though I really don't like the cold.  We never mind just one or two storms, but it's becoming a weekly event this season.  I'm not sure I'd like the heavy rains any better though.  Can't wait for spring.

Jeanna - Agreed!  We can always use more of the good stuff.

Connie - I so agree.  The seemingly little things are often the ones that tip the scale.

Jan 30, 2011 01:37 AM #6
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Barbara Hensley
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Lore, I think it mostly the little things that do make a big difference over a life time!  Nice post!

Jan 30, 2011 11:41 AM #7
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Barbara - It's all the little things that put a smile in our day.

Jan 30, 2011 12:06 PM #8
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