• Another 100 Days of Good Karma: Day 103 (Helping Others)

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    Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    Run/ Walk/ Bike/ Elliptical (Today:  2.51 miles;  Running Total: 9.62 miles)

    Day 103 of *Another* 100 Days of Good Karma.

    Asking for help is hard for me.  I’d much rather be the one giving help than receiving it.  In the last couple of days I’ve had the opportunity to do just that.

    Last night I dropped a care package off to a friend whose daughter was going to have surgery this morning.  I can’t take full credit for the idea.  A mutual friend of ours asked if I wanted to split the cost of the basket.  I agreed, and since I live closer, I dropped it off last night.

    basket

    Not gonna lie… I seriously considered keeping the felt coloring sheets for myself.

    This afternoon I had a conversation with a former co-worker over Facebook.  He is also battling cancer.  He sounded very depressed and it broke my heart to hear him say he was giving up hope.

    I am in no position to judge anyone for wishing an end to the pain they are in.  I did what I could and listened.  I tried to be encouraging and sent him links to a few support groups in this area for his type of cancer.

    I honestly don’t know if I helped or not, but I hope I did.

    Then this afternoon I had another opportunity to help someone else out.

    A friend of mine got food poisoning.  The worst of it had finally passed, but she still wasn’t feeling great so I offered to pick up her kids from school.

    Before I picked the kids up I ran to the grocery store and grabbed a few easy to cook items.  Then I made her a little care package of tea using a very special box.

    This sweet little box was given to me by a dear friend who is, sadly, no longer with us.  I'm sure Brenda would be happy knowing it went toward making someone else smile.

    This sweet little box was given to me by a dear friend who is, sadly, no longer with us. Brenda gave me this box during a game of Guess Your Secret Pal back in 2006 or 2007.  I’m sure she would be happy knowing it went toward making someone else smile.

    Tea care package.

    Tea care package.

    Helping others makes the load I’m carrying seem a little lighter.  Lately I’ve been receiving so much help and support I sort of forgot what it felt like to be able to give back.

    Today’s silver lining:  Today it was nice to be on the giving end.  

    What’s your silver lining today?  I love comments!

    Don’t want to leave a comment, but have something you want to share?  Send me an email at gettingthewordswrong(at)gmail(dot)com.

    xoxo,
    Meghan

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