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What Are You Doing?

Just smiling can help someone out.
Dr. Janet Taylor

It is impossible to hear and watch what's been going on across the United States and not feel like you want to help. The tragic deaths of so many innocent and brave people tear a hole in your heart.

Everyday a new story comes out about how young and old, rich and poor, black, white and brown, are banding together to make it through. What are you doing?

I can ask that to you, because I had to ask myself. Even before the day we'll never forget, September 11th, I used to wonder how and if I was making this world better? Sometimes, on the streets of New York City, I would smile at someone, say hello or hold a door open and be amazed at the gratitude for an action that is really simple and painless.

What are you doing?

Who have you helped today? Whose life have you made brighter by being nicer or more thoughtful? Smiles are free. Hugs are too. Not gossiping and keeping things going - no charge.

Cuz the lesson here is, yes, we are individuals. But together we can make a difference. It doesn't matter where you live, how much money you have or who you know. You alone have the power to make someone's life better.

Take a minute. Think of all of the things that you can do for free - right now - that would make someone you know happy. Run an errand, walk the dog, take out the trash... It's easy.

What are you doing?

Don't let the gutless acts of a few stop you from living the rest of your life with goodness. It is your responsibility to live your life with meaning and purpose. I don't expect you to have all of the answers but I know that you all know right from wrong.

Hatred and killing are wrong. Gossiping and being mean and petty are wrong.

This is not a time to be afraid. This is a time to keep reaching out and supporting each other, finding strength in your faith and your families. Look for the good in your thoughts, words and actions. It will help us all in more ways than you know.

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    Thranduil
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    hugebear
    hugebear posted in Family Issues:
    Me advices is talk to her.  Tell her exactly what your feeling and you doesnt want to join and ask her why she is joining.  Tell her why you think she shouldnt and also add that you feels that you will lose her if she does.
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    Alsina
    Alsina posted in Family Issues:
    So my big sister just recently told me she was in a gang, I kinda already figured she was but I never asked. I don't really know how to feel about it. She's like my best friend, I can come to her for anything and I'd do anything for her! Anyways she asked me if I wanted to join the family, I haven't really given her an answer yet, and she keeps trying to pull one out of me so I jokingly asked what gang she was in and she told me she was a crip.Telling me that she and her boys will have my back and stuff... I don't want to lose her if i say no but I also don't want to be in a gang.  =(
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    simran88
    simran88 posted in Family Issues:
    I guess you should give your parents some time to accept the fact. And don't worry... everyhing wil end up fine.... :)
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    simran88
    simran88 posted in Family Issues:
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