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11. Posted by galka_mak (Full Member 169 posts) 11y

Sometimes I come across some little things which I think some of my friends would like - and I always try to buy small presents for them. Even if it's just a postcard or a funny pen...
I always say to people how much I appreciate them and especially their help or advices.
I smile to people. More than often
I try to help all my friends when they ask - with interior design, making photos of their children etc - it's a fun for me and makes both of us happy.
And I always sincerely wish people luck when they start something - and now and then I really know that my support and understanding helped :)

12. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

2 hours from now, I sent an old lady home as I drove bypassing her and saw she was trudging alongside the busy road...I just stopped by and offered my help...and to my surprise, she lives in a very district area, alone in a small wooden old house. We had a short talk for awhile and then I went home. Was so happy to share this moment (although it is actually quite risky if I got one culprit onto my car AS IF) with my family members.

"Huh? How come you do that? Don't you aware how silly that you are? What will happen if ....(with reasons streaming into our conversations...) I stared at them and said nothing...

THEY just do not know that old lady has been seriously injured after falling into a drain (she walked home 2 days ago around 8-9pm where the lamp posts were "no lights" - she couldn't see the road condition and fell into it...sigh...I remembered last time there's an accident reported in media where another old folk had the same incident and died)Will write a complaint letter to the authority tonight... Civic-awareness is almost coming to 'nurture' an ignorant society...

Whatever it is, I think I have nothin to lose, it's up to you whether you believe or not and act it straight away!

13. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Quoting samsara2

I find it hard to vocalize my feelings to others sometimes..but I'm a big believer in hugs. Hugs are great!

Couldn't agree more! Hugs are great - I love giving and getting alike. In Quebec, you greet people with a kiss on each cheek - but when you get a hug at the end, you feel extra special.

Just saying 'please' and 'thank you' and 'you're welcome' does a lot of good. Giving people a smile can also be a random act of kindness (unless those people are ogling construction workers). But I'd put common courtesy as #1. Being respectful and courteous goes a long way.

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