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yy4me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:59 PM
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To all of you who gave their thoughts on my "conscience"
advice, a little news.

I arrived at work this morning to find the man in question busy at his desk. After our hello's and a little chit-chat, I asked him if he ever did any interior or exterior painting. He said yes. I then asked if he would be willing to help me, could I hire him in the spring to help paint my kitchen. He said, "no need to hire me, I'll be glad to help. (I knew he'd say that).
I insisted that I pay him or no job so he said OK.

I then handed him an envelope with the $200.00 in it and told him to take the down payment now, never know what my situation will be in the spring.

He thanked me so much, said it wasn't necessary so I said , "Spend it on Christmas, there will be some great sales soon.

Left it at that.

Got to admit, I feel pretty good having helped him. And I made it sound like it was a job, not "help". You were all so kind to give me the courage to do this: For those of you who don't know the situation, the link below is the story.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... ?
az=show_mesg&forum=389&topic_id=4603086&mesg_id=4603086

As always, thanks DU
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auntsue Donating Member (169 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:03 PM
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1. It's so great
that you are in position to help and have the sensitivity to do it while letting him save face! If what goes around comes around - you are due for some good news - soon. God Bless you
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:04 PM
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2. Since I can't give you a hug
Give yourself one for me. A real big hug.

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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:08 PM
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3. I didn't respond to your first post
but I rec'd it and cried. Glad it turned out well for you both. I believe in Angels on Earth and you are one. :hug:
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RainDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:09 PM
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4. this is a wonderful thing you've done
you're an inspiration.
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:27 PM
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i have been able to do this for a couple of friends.
i find that if you send it in the mail, they have time to digest it, and accept it. i am lucky. i know so many that are not.
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:27 PM
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5. i have been able to do this for a couple of friends.
i find that if you send it in the mail, they have time to digest it, and accept it. i am lucky. i know so many that are not.
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cbayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:29 PM
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6. So very inspiring and in the true spirit of Christmas.
You did a wonderful thing.

:toast:
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:32 PM
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7. Good for you! k+r, n/t
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:58 PM
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8. Oh, big big hug
:hug: :hug: :hug:

Merry Christmas!!

:bounce:
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yy4me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:12 PM
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9. PS everybody, Why did the link from the first posting not
connect to this story? I highlighted the address and did a copy and paste to this post. Thought that was how it was done...guess not because when I tried to click on the link, just for the experience...I got the current latest news. It should have been my post from Sunday AM about 5:30. The wonders of my ineptitude with this machine never ceases to amaze me.
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hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:19 PM
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10. Here's the link, I hope...
Try clicking permalink, and then copy & paste that address.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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yy4me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:22 PM
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11. Thats it, what did I do wrong? Some old ladies like me need to
be led by the hand. Self teaching is not what it claims to be.
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:34 PM
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12. Helping one another is everything it is about. As tough as it will be,
Merry Christmas to you and yours. Sleep well, knowing you did your part to make a little bit of the world alot better.
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:34 PM
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13. I'm glad to hear this is how it went.
It's going to make me smile on Christmas just knowing that somewhere, those kids are getting some special gifts they might not otherwise have had.

Bless you.
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FedUpWithIt All Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:42 PM
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14. ...
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 11:45 PM by FedUpWithIt All
:hug:

Thank you.

edited to add...i am now sitting here with a giant stupid grin and tears in my eyes.




:yourock:
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HCE SuiGeneris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:45 PM
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15. May your heart and soul be rewarded tenfold for your kindness and generosity.
You are a beautiful person.
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rvablue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 12:05 AM
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16. God bless you for your quiet and dignified generosity..........
and a big hug for you! :hug:

Merry Christmas!
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 05:58 AM
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17. To me, this is what the spirit of Christmas is all about. Fine thing you did..n/t
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 02:49 PM
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18. you helped a person's dignity. that is a wonderful thing in this world
I hope your house glows.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 02:55 PM
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19. That was wonderful! Thank you on behalf of good people everywhere!
I hadn't read your first thread but just did--now I'm sobbing a little.

:hug:
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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 02:59 PM
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20. K&R Way cool. Thank you. n/t
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