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Tsiyu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-20-07 04:40 PM
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33. Thanks, I needed this today

Someone really showed their true colors today and I was left wondering, "Now WHY did I want to help this person?"

Greed killed my offer to help, and I won't be spending any more of my hours or $$ helping this person. Not only is she greedy, but she's really shortsighted by pushing away the people who really just want to help her. (She has MS.)

It struck me how tough it is to build community with some people. They are always worried about what's "mine." They can't see that "many hands make light work." Her project is going to fail because she doesn't have the knowledge or the ability to complete it by herself. With help, it could be a smashing success.

I already have "that project" going steady where I am, and I already have "mine" paid for with my own hard work, so I am certainly no threat, yet she decided to assert herself in an ugly way through someone else (she didn't even have the courage to bring up her silly concerns with me.) I donated much time and $$$ last year to the same volunteer effort without so much as a thank you from this woman, so I guess I should have known....

Another friend and I just rolled our eyes and I walked away from this project, but it really made me sad for some reason.

So I am going to focus on the people who are true GOOD people in my life. Someone affected me in a negative way, but I'm going to go help someone else tonight and perhaps be a bit more careful where I put my energies next

time. :hi:
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  - The message that cars are vastly overrated for transportation  taterguy   Mar-19-07 12:32 PM   #1 
  - Wow, 90%.....good on ya, taterguy!  Shine   Mar-19-07 12:48 PM   #5 
     - The truth is I'm lazy  taterguy   Mar-19-07 04:06 PM   #23 
  - That is wonderful Shine.  malta blue   Mar-19-07 12:36 PM   #2 
  - You're a good mom, malta  Shine   Mar-19-07 12:50 PM   #6 
     - Thanks Shine!  malta blue   Mar-19-07 01:13 PM   #16 
     - Dupe - delete  malta blue   Mar-19-07 01:13 PM   #17 
  - My latest LTTE actually received praise from the Christians in my neighborhood  w8liftinglady   Mar-19-07 12:39 PM   #3 
  - YES!!!! What a fantastic letter, w8liftinglady!  Shine   Mar-19-07 12:52 PM   #7 
  - Thanks shine-and thanks for this post..we need to hear good things,too  w8liftinglady   Mar-19-07 01:04 PM   #12 
  - Beautiful letter  skygazer   Mar-19-07 01:00 PM   #9 
  - Great letter -- very moving.  GenDem   Mar-19-07 01:07 PM   #13 
     - thank you  w8liftinglady   Mar-20-07 04:50 PM   #35 
  - By buying almost all of our food  GoneOffShore   Mar-19-07 12:39 PM   #4 
  - Good for you!  Shine   Mar-19-07 01:02 PM   #10 
  - Excellent point and one that's often overlooked  skygazer   Mar-19-07 12:58 PM   #8 
  - what can one person do? reminded me of this essay  hfojvt   Mar-19-07 01:21 PM   #18 
  - Thanks for your post, hfojvt  Shine   Mar-19-07 05:30 PM   #28 
  - What a great story, skygazer.  Shine   Mar-19-07 01:23 PM   #19 
  - Wise words  ayeshahaqqiqa   Mar-19-07 01:03 PM   #11 
  - Thank you, friend.  Shine   Mar-19-07 01:47 PM   #21 
  - Great post.  RoBear   Mar-19-07 01:07 PM   #14 
  - Thanks! Good call on the spelling error. Ooops, my bad.  Shine   Mar-19-07 01:25 PM   #20 
  - Very insightful, Shine. K & R  GenDem   Mar-19-07 01:08 PM   #15 
  - shine on!  mdmc   Mar-19-07 01:51 PM   #22 
  - mdmc!  Shine   Mar-19-07 05:25 PM   #27 
     - I check in when I can  mdmc   Mar-21-07 11:12 AM   #37 
  - Perfect strangers have changed my life  Morgana LaFey   Mar-19-07 04:10 PM   #24 
  - YES!!!!  Shine   Mar-19-07 05:19 PM   #26 
     - Great story and I love the milk story downthread too  Morgana LaFey   Mar-20-07 03:45 PM   #32 
  - Beautiful, Shine!  Kajsa   Mar-19-07 04:57 PM   #25 
  - The attached story that was E-mailed to me recently touches....  kitty1   Mar-19-07 05:47 PM   #29 
  - Beautiful story, kitty1  Shine   Mar-19-07 06:39 PM   #31 
  - "What ripples do YOU send out?"  AZBlue   Mar-19-07 06:12 PM   #30 
  - Thanks, I needed this today  buddyhollysghost   Mar-20-07 04:40 PM   #33 
  - ((((( the ripple effect )))))  merh   Mar-20-07 04:43 PM   #34 
  - kick  heatstreak   Mar-20-07 05:43 PM   #36 

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