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  • Joined Apr 2008
  • Mablethorpe Lincolnshire
thought for the day
« on: July 31, 2009, 10:26:08 am »
"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."
I met a man yesterday who told me that his greatest discovery in life was when he started to do "random acts of kindness" and how good it made him feel. he is convinced that he gets it back threefold. What do you think?


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Re: thought for the day
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2009, 10:35:22 am »
Good idea,  :bouquet:I hope I  do something nice each day today I shall be on a special mission and if doganjo reads this, she dose something nice most day's anyway!! thanks Anne!!!


  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Muiravonside, near Linlithgow
Re: thought for the day
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2009, 10:39:33 am »
i always try to do something nice - even if it's just something small like holding a door open or helping someone carry their shopping to the car.

but i have to say people make it hard!!!

i hope at least i manage to balance out the good and bad over the day!!!


  • Joined Feb 2009
  • Nr St Andrews, Fife
  • "Blossom" one of my Pygmy Goats
Re: thought for the day
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2009, 10:48:02 am »
but i have to say people make it hard!!!

I would just like to add that as someone working with the public there are so many rude and unpleasant people going about just now. I have never really noticed it as much before now but it costs nothing to be pleasant and smile. Some people go out of their way to be unpleasant!!!!


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Re: thought for the day
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2009, 10:56:24 am »
I have noticed people up here seem to be in general a bit more friendly than where I used to live. I have been in soo many shops and met with rude sales people, notmet one yet up here!!!! Also hate tat smarmy, false smile and false "can I help you!!!!!!!!


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Re: thought for the day
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2009, 11:16:46 am »
I definately believe in 'Karma', what goes around comes around and all that  ;)
I try to be as nice as I can, after all a smile and manners cost absolutely nothing, which is something that many of the population seem to have forgotten.
I work with the public and agree with James that some of them make it bloody difficult for me to try and want to help them!  ::)

Tullywood Farm

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Re: thought for the day
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2009, 12:49:18 pm »
I think the man has read:

The Rules of Life
by Richard Templar

But he has already broken rule 1.

A great book - if only everyone had a copy or they taught this in school ;D ;D ;D

Julie (The Bookworm)


  • Joined May 2009
  • Sidway, Staffordshire
Re: thought for the day
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2009, 01:59:03 pm »
I truly believe that every stranger you meet is a potential friend, and every person who treats you badly has missed the opportunity of gaining your friendship to their detriment. I was always taught that good manners cost nothing, even though they may not be acknowledged or appreciated by others...She who must be obeyed is always astonished by how easily I strike up a conversation with complete strangers and how within five minutes of meeting someone we are on first name terms...I can't understand why she finds it difficult; people are fascinating and everyone reacts better to a smile than a frown.

On the other hand...I hate to be crossed and can be very curt with people who are disrespectful of myself, family or friends...and could even be physically violent with anyone causing deliberate hurt/harm to someone or something, particularly old people, children and animals!!!

Maybe I'm only human after all

Farmer  ;)


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Re: thought for the day
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2009, 02:49:37 pm »
Human - but a nice one  ;D

I used to have the same problem with John - he couldn't understand why I would want to exchange life stories with complete strangers!  But a lot of these complete strangers became over time some of his best friends.  He died amongst friends that I had encouraged him to go and join their club - the Cairngorm Climbing Club.  A great bunch of guys and gals.
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age


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Re: thought for the day
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2009, 03:09:13 pm »
I used to get some funny looks and blank stares when I struck up conversations with strangers, most thought I was mad (now come on, bare with me) that was down south, only had it at the recycling plant, when I started to make a joke with one women she blanked me and she certaily spoke the same language as I heard her talking. Once, on a 20 min train trip down south I thought I would keep myself to myself and another women my age sat next to me and poured her heart out in durring the journey, at the time I was about to get off, she asked my name and shook my hand and the strange thing is, a lump came into my throat!!!!!!


  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Near Stirling, Central Scotland
Re: thought for the day
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2009, 03:25:38 pm »
I try to me nice to everyone (but occasionally i get narked by people and my emotions get the best of me) I believe in Karma and believe in the treat other how you would like to me treated statement.

It cost nothing apart from 2/3 min extra to open and keep a door for someone, If you're running late and your hands full would you like to have a door opened for you ?

If i see someone need help i normally smile at them and if they smile/friendly look back i offer help.

I can remember helping an elderly couple  in blackpool a couple of years ago with a flat tyre. I was walking to full lenght of the sea front to an internet cafe to submit an assignment while on hoilday. The elderly man was attempting to jack the car up and wasn't getting very far as he has parked over a drain gride where the jack was to go. So got him and his wife sorted out and got given a tissue for my hand which i declined as i thought i was money note lol. Then put the tyre in the back of their car and got given what i thought was a tissue and it was a £5 note lol.
I was totally surprise for the money as I was doing for the sake of being there and they needed help and they promptly drove off.
 As we walked off in shock we walk up a bit and a group of people at a bus stop asked us if we sorted them out. (my thought was if you where that worried you could have help them out !!!)

People are strange ones



  • Joined Jan 2008
Re: thought for the day
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2009, 08:49:00 pm »
My Dogma was run over by a Karma!

Seriously though,or not so seriously,laugh and the whole world laughs with you. (down south,smile and they wonder what you're thinking about)
I believe in Karma,or whatever it is if you're not a Hindu. Since moving here and changing my ways and mindset,things are a lot different and much more happier...........Ree
They donít join cliques ó more times than not, they stand alone ó but they recognize and gravitate towards one another. Only warriors understand other warriors.


  • Joined Nov 2008
Re: thought for the day
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2009, 08:55:23 pm »
I believe that time is the most precious gift we have in our life and to share this with someone is what we should all be doing  :)


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Re: thought for the day
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2009, 09:13:40 pm »
I also believe in Karma, I used to tell my daughters if they killed a spider something owuld happen to them.The thought of  Karma keeps me from loosing it, what somes around goes around!!!! so where is my money????

Tullywood Farm

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Re: thought for the day
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2009, 11:51:29 pm »
I believe

You are all a lot of nice people and it doesnt matter what you believe in as long as you know how to love

and you all seem very capable of doing that in several ways

x x x

PS Yes I may have had a cople of glasses of wine tonignht


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