Thankful Thursdays...For Those Who Think Beyond Themselves

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Thankful Thursdays...For Those Who Think Beyond Themselves

 

No one has been untouched by our current set of circumstances. I’ve been practicing social distancing when out at the grocery store and on our morning walks. 

 

I have an additional type of social distancing I’m practicing now...I am socially distancing myself from the whiners and people who are suffering from PPM syndrome. (Poor Pitiful Me)

 

That said, I wanted to share with you some very uplifting Thank youstories/ideas I’ve read about recently:

 

#1  Someone on Nextdoor suggested that once we’re past this, instead of taking vacations outside the USA, let’s eat at our local restaurants and shop at our local small stores and retailers. 

 

#2 Our local grocers have been working hard to keep their stores open and their shelves restocked. One person suggested that we return our carts in the space provided instead of making them hunt them down. It’s a small gesture but one that shows you care. 

 

#3 A local designer who won Season 2 of Project Runway has repurposed her business and is making masks for healthcare workers and hospitals. 

 

 

If you’re feeling a tad stressed or down in the dumps, the best thing you can do is to think of someone else. There’s always someone who is under more stress or more need than you are. See what you might do to make their day a little better.



A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead









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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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I refuse to become a victim to a bug... 

Happy Thursday and many positive thoughts to you Kathy Streib 

Mar 26, 2020 10:09 AM #16
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Kathy I personally believe that there will be a lot of good change come out of this.

Mar 26, 2020 11:36 AM #17
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I hear 'ya Wayne Martin   I appreciate every day of life. 

Sham Reddy CRS we're all in this together and there are many who are going through more than we are. 

Roy Kelley I think that's a wise decision for you and Chef Dolores. 

Mar 26, 2020 01:59 PM #18
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Hi Kathy Streib - I am so grateful for our essential workers.  When this is over we all need to got and celebrate at our favorite restaurants.

Mar 26, 2020 02:00 PM #19
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Nina Hollander I'm with you! I don't have time to be dragged down by someone who can't manage to see the sun shining. 

Donald Urschalitz we will be. It's so uplifting to see what others are doing to help out in their communities. 

Mar 26, 2020 02:15 PM #20
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Kathy my Mom taught me as a young kid that 'if' I was feeling poor me or bored or whatever......go out and do something nice for someone and you'll pop out of yourself and feel great. It's so true!

Mar 26, 2020 02:16 PM #21
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Sheila Anderson it is a heart-healthy thing to do. 

Michael Jacobs the older I get the more I realize that I don't have to be around people who like to share their negativity. 

Mar 26, 2020 02:17 PM #22
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Smart move Kat Palmiotti You live in a beautiful place where you can go out and look around you for some positive inspiration. 

Sharon Lee their only purpose is to bring others around them down to their level of pessimism.

Mar 26, 2020 02:21 PM #23
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel I have told my mini-me that whiners are not allowed in my house!!!  (of course, she's not as bad as the older whiners)

Brian England this is when we show who we are as a country. Everyone that we help will help someone else. 

Mar 26, 2020 02:25 PM #24
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Barbara Todaro you're right. Even checking with people we know who live alone, no matter what their age may be. Just the thought you called will mean a lot. 

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® I'm really glad that I'm back in Houston going through this. Good ole Texas hospitality. 

Mar 26, 2020 02:29 PM #25
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD what an excellent idea. The other day I texted my hairdresser to check on him and let him know that I would be in as soon as I could be!!!

Will Hamm I'm sure that when people get scared, they have to find blame and point fingers. 

Mar 26, 2020 02:31 PM #26
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I'm limiting my time on Facebook even more than I normally do.  I can't take the preaching, the politicalization of this pandemic on either side, the doom and gloom and the drama from the resident drama queens.  

Mar 26, 2020 03:14 PM #27
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I especially like that #1 idea, Kathy.  Someone expressed a similar thought on our local NextDoor as well.

Mar 26, 2020 03:26 PM #28
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CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Mar 26, 2020 03:37 PM #29
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Good for you Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS And I dare it to even try!!!

George Souto if nothing else, we'll be better at washing our hands. (I hope)

Grant Schneider we just picked up take out from our favorite Mexican place ot help them. 

Mar 26, 2020 05:05 PM #30
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Hi Kathy,  Thanks for this uplifting post.  Kind gestures can go a long way at any time, but especially when things a most difficult.

Mar 26, 2020 08:24 PM #31
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Kathy  I have always loved seeing this wonderful country of ours... why go out of country when you have 50 states to visit, indeed it could be helpful to the local economies:)Endre

Mar 26, 2020 09:23 PM #32
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Morning Kathy.

My wife and I take road trips, it really works.  We are stocked with a bountiful supply of food and other necessities.  However, I get cabin fever after just one day.  Today, we are going to take a walk at a local park.  

Mar 27, 2020 01:14 AM #33
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Thank goodness there have been so many acts of kindness and charity because there is a whole lot of stupid out there right now.

We have been enjoying our walk every day...haven't missed a day yet...even in the rain! Considering our cool temps and strong winds I'm quite proud of us.

Mar 27, 2020 12:15 PM #34
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Hi Kathy:

There are a lot of heartwarming stories of kindness and being thoughful, on Nextdoor as just one example and things I have personally experienced. Every day there is something to be thankful for!

Jeff

Mar 29, 2020 10:21 PM #35
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