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I Believe Good Deeds Beget Other Good Deeds

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    Good Deeds Are Circular

    Back in the early 90's when I was in college, I would go back and forth from school in Waco, TX to my parents house in Houston on a regular basis(mainly to mooch food and laundry services) on the weekend.  One Sunday on the way back, I came across a lady and her daughter parked...
    dragsline dragsline 41-45, M Jun 19, 2012

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    Road Rage?

    I do believe that good deeds beget other good deeds- absolutely. Exceot maybe in traffic-LOL Though I wonder what happens to people in traffic?  I am often the person who waves others in front of me, always curteous to those who need to merge.  Generally, I am plain...
    trixiegirl trixiegirl 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 14, 2009

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    Good Deeds

    I find doing good deeds, inspires me to feel great and also continue thinking and acting positively. I like to do my good deeds anonymously. Moreover, there is no connection to doing a good deed and having some certain reaction from others. Usually we overestimate how much good...
    akasolia akasolia 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 28, 2011

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    Lost Cell Phone Returned

    When I went to workout last night there was a cell phone sitting on one of the machines I was going to use, so I picked it up and moved it.  I worked out for an hour thinking, what should I do.  I came up with three options 1) leave it 2) drop it in the rental office...
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M 4 Responses Dec 18, 2008

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    A Good Deed A Day, Keeps Bad Karma At Bay!

    I have been doing a good deed a day now for the last 3 weeks! What a great feeling and really noticed things have started working out for me! Plus the reaction on peoples face is priceless....I've started using a cool little app called The Karma Challenge, cost me a buck, but...
    jamojamo88 jamojamo88 31-35 Dec 5, 2012

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    Movie.

    Its like the movie "pay it forward" :)
    ascs ascs 22-25, F Jun 11, 2009

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    Do Unto Others..

    If we give forward good acts and gestures, in the way that we know that we would wish others to act to us or our loved ones, there is a ripple effect within the river of life, in which it extends and touches others. When we give out positive vibes and actions, they are felt and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 11, 2008

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    Untitled

    Treat another person at least as good as you would like them to treat you... I really believe this is very important and I try to practice it as well. Sometimes I get smacked in the face by some dumbass being ignorant of my politeness but most of the time I notice that many...
    rocker6346 rocker6346 18-21, M Dec 18, 2008

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    It's the Little Things...

    When I was pregnant I met a young mom at a consignment store that I shopped at. We started talking about how much kids cost and she mentioned that she was tightening her belt and would not be buying maternity clothes for her second one of she could avoid it. I immediately offered...
    caramena10 caramena10 26-30 2 Responses May 23, 2009

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    The Good Deed Pool

    The Good Deed Pool became a personal philosophy when I was a teenager. I had been help by someone I could not possibly repay. But I wanted to do something because I felt that I owed. Mt solution was to imagine multiplying the deed several times and in turn helping others...
    riverwalk riverwalk 61-65 Oct 17, 2008

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    Littering On A Neighbor's Yard Bugged Me

    Yesterday, my family and I decided to go eat at a casino for my late birthday. As my father was pullig out of the driveway, I saw an empty can of coke lying in the grass of a home across from ours.About two weeks ago, a very nice and humble Vietnamese family moved into our...
    FashionQueen86 FashionQueen86 26-30, F Aug 13, 2012

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    The Night Fungirl's Attitude Was Adjusted...

    Did anyone else see the story about the Oregon man that stood at a gas station all day to buy the patrons that came in a fill up of gas?  He was walking up to people as they were pumping gas and buying their fill ups. When he was asked why he was doing it he explained he had...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 92 Responses Oct 11, 2008

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    Do Unto Others..

    If we give forward good acts and gestures, in the way that we know that we would wish others to act to us or our loved ones, there is a ripple effect within the river of life, in which it extends and touches others. When we give out positive vibes and actions, they are felt and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 11, 2008

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    It’s True

    Good deeds beget other good deeds,It’s true,I’ve experienced,There’s no doubt!
    cndrewdrvr8 cndrewdrvr8 46-50, M Sep 11, 2011

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    Be Not Afraid To Entertain Strangers For You Have Entertained Angels Unaware

    I am a firm believer in doing good to others and in time it will be done also unto you...over the past 58 years I have witness this numerous times over and over again........not just my doing but friends, families and strangers doing it and receiving the joy, happiness and...
    PoppaBear53 PoppaBear53 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 29, 2011

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    Lost Phone Returned

    So, I lost my phone several days ago while it was dying. I tried calling it through skype or gmail many times but It could have been off or someone had already wiped it. Finally when I called yesterday they answered and I was able to get it from them. It was missing for nearly...
    movingforwardfree movingforwardfree 26-30, F Jul 18, 2013

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    Works For Me.

    I find that when I do good things, I feel like doing more good things. So for this month  I am trying to start my day off by doing 1 nice thing and then seeing if I can keep the ball rolling. If my good deeds, inspire others to do good things as well, all the better. I'll...
    trixiegirl trixiegirl 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 9, 2009

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    Today I watched videos of people doing good

    deeds and it made me really want to do some too. So when my mom took me to the store today, I really wanted to do something nice. When we got to the store I complimented a girl on her earrings. Then when a baby dropped her bottle and it rolled underneath the shelves, I went to...
    ebbiethebullet325 ebbiethebullet325 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2013

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    Hitchhikers

     Way back in high school he and a buddy were headed to a college for his college interview.  We broke down, and with no cell phone we had to walk to get help. Two young guys walking down the highway, there was no way anybody was picking us up.  We walked for 2...
    Firegod74 Firegod74 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 30, 2009

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    Kindness

    Good deeds have a ripple effect in society. When you show kindness to one person, you inspire the kindness in others, and who's to know what the next person will do for someone else? I've met people who have underestimated or misunderstood the power of a good deed. Some even...
    kisstherainn kisstherainn 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    Most people will not forgive others because of the mistakes they made or said to the other person but I believe in forgiveness. We must forgive others...
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    That whole "balance" thing is a crock. There's no such thing as a balance between good and evil, evil itself is an imbalance. Disrupting peace, hurting the innocent, bloodshed...
    TheDivineParody TheDivineParody 22-25, M 4 Responses Aug 10

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    If Jesus can forgive us all after we have sinned and so badly he had to die for us. If he can forgive us when we repent even if someone were to murder, why can't we forgive each...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Aug 12

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    I always feed stray animals (I can't help it) when I'm at the pharmacy and someone doesn't have enough I always put in the difference (if I have it). I don't have much when I can I...
    MissImperfect2122 MissImperfect2122 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    It's important to forgive.
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    Titus 2:1-8 As for yourself, you must say what is consistent with sound doctrine, namely that older men should be temperate, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, love...
    jopava jopava 51-55, M 4 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    With the blessings of my Lord, I am not at all flawed in my creation, not at insufficient to have someone rule over me (Who is also considered flawed in his creation), or to have...
    sunshines333 sunshines333 18-21, F Jul 27

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    What happened? There used to be a time were people will do good deeds for each other all the time! But now everyone seems like a bully. I think to world would be more at peace if...
    PaleUglyStar PaleUglyStar 13-15, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    It's so hard to find your true soul mate in this world, and those who do are truly lucky. I was in a four year relationship with the most amazing man on earth. He was truly my soul...
    adantist adantist 22-25, F Aug 7

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    I am not into this world of 2014. Many of us are constantly craving and looking for something materialistic to fill us up. We are seeking instantaneous pleasure for the most part...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 18

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    If you do then follow Him. If not, don't. In the end - death- we will all find out. If He is and you believed, good. If not, not so good. If He isn't. What did it matter. Life is...
    gr8pretender gr8pretender 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 3

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    Especially this day and age!These days people don't have any manners so i find this disrespectful and it shows me what kind of attitude they have so I tend to avoid these people...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    Hi everybody!! It's rare for me to be in a good mood, but I am. I guess doing good things for others makes me feel good. But whatever...
    crystal234 crystal234 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    I've always try to be a good listener to other people and what they have to say. I really enjoy listening anyways because you learn so much more when you listen then talk. I've...
    jellyrolls34 jellyrolls34 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 3

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    Grrrrr, so after good news the other shoe drops.....all through our relationship, mm has always hoped his wife would come around to accepting a poly relationship. Her obstinate...
    leigh8133 leigh8133 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    This is from LinkedIn, but I think it's good advice for other areas of life besides work. What Successful People Won't Do https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article...
    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 5 Responses Aug 19

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    Before you comment, i'm not trying to stereotype anyone. I don't believe ALL girls are a certain way, likewise with guys. I guess i'm a person who views the lines between genders...
    CaitlinBuchan97 CaitlinBuchan97 16-17, F 7 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Yesterday at the suggestion of an EP user, I read Psalm 11 and I did. I read the Notes too. I was so blessed that I would like to share it w/you all. This Psalm is about King...
    RhodeIslandLady RhodeIslandLady 56-60, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Now as a man is like this or like that, according as he acts and according as he behaves, so will he be; a man of good acts will become good, a man of bad acts, bad; he becomes...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    I KNOW that I love my mother. She's the only one I actually love. On the other hand I don't believe in the concept of being in love. It's just a bunch of BS. Let's say you get...
    Adeinwonderland Adeinwonderland 18-21, F Aug 7

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    This other woman thing is not for the faint hearted. It is by far more intense and more full of extreme ups and extreme downs than any other type of relationship I have ever been...
    kanga4 kanga4 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    The Church is an organism made up of born again believers worldwide, not some building. If you are being edified and built up in the faith then your local church may be sound, on...
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    I know this is hard, that you and I are in the opposite sides of the world. Others say this is crazy and unrealistic! But I believe as long as we can see the same sky, breathe the...
    JustOrdinaryGirl JustOrdinaryGirl 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Change is something thats inevitable. I guess I should really have to believe it myself. Its something that you can't avoid no matter how hard you try to run away from it. And I...
    sayangeiram sayangeiram 22-25, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    The sixteen grandsons of Noah. Article from: Creation Volume 20 Issue 4 Cover Creation 20(4):22–25 September 1998 Human genetic data fits the Bible better than evolution...
    Cootamundra Cootamundra 70+, M 2 hrs ago

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    I believe the only true form of love is the one a parent has for their offspring. I don't believe in love platonically as in friends, and I sure as **** don't believe in it...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 17 hrs ago

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    When I tell him not do something, it is for his own good. He just agrees, goes and does the very thing I said not to. He will listen to me when the love making stops. It is for his...
    greeneyedgirl12 greeneyedgirl12 22-25, F 8 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Before the internet,... Focusing on one person,... Talking all night on the phone,.. Actually talking,... Talking about everything and nothing but feeling sooo connected as the...
    DevilzAdvocate DevilzAdvocate 41-45, M 16 hrs ago

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    Decades ago, we dated in high school. I had been emancipated at 16 and was living on my own, finishing school, preparing for college, and working full time. His mother told him to...
    DeineSklavin DeineSklavin 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 2