Positive Words

I learned recently that a business acquaintance was separating from her husband. At a social function last week she looked like she was struggling emotionally, so I made a point of speaking with her that evening. I told her how she had helped me professionally and personally with her advice and leadership over the past 6 months. And it was true. She knew which situations I was talking about and I know it made her feel good to hear the impact she had made on me. Her mood visibly brightened.

I volunteered to help serve food to the donors at the blood drive at work.

Also, at work they were asking for donations of soup for the needy in the area and I donated several cans.

Education-Back to School

I always want to buy the back to school supplies. The feeling

does not go away since childhood.

Excitement is in the air, Oh Yeah! but this year I have an opportunity to help The Veteran’s Haven with items they

need for veterans that have lost their way and have

decided to go back to school this fall. Great 1/2 price sales,

so I filled my trunk with items they can use. 


My son’s 12 year old baseball team is in the midst of a Regional Tournament in Massachusetts. A friend and I laundered 12 very stinky baseball uniforms for the players.

When it rains it pours

A friend’s sister in law passed away from cancer so we donated money to her charity of choice honoring her. A week later the widow ( my friend’s brother) had a massive stroke so we (mike & I) had out friends over for dinner to cheer them up and distract them.

Another friend’s father had a stroke last weekend so we (mike and I)offered to watch their son whenever they need us to as it’s a lot for a 6 year old to handle hearing/seeing his grandfather paralyzed.

Today someone I work with left work almost immediately bc her husband suffered a heart attack. I texted her a couple times just so that she knows people are thinking of them.

I remember how much it meant to Tara when friends gave her gifts, and more importantly caring words and quality time after each of her surgeries and how good it made me feel to be with her. I hope I helped my friends who are going through hard times have a little bit of an easier time.

Lauren C.

Glad To Help Out

We own a motel near Lake George NY and a family recently stayed for a few days. The father had pancreatic cancer. I discounted the room and gave them free cruise tickets.

Flight Assist

I have a friend who is not computer savvy and does not do email or internet. I helped her do research so she could be better informed when calling the airline to book her ticket for a Fall trip.


A friend of ours, with 2 children, lost her husband very unexpectedly. My husband offered to mow her lawn for the rest of the season. She was so very appreciative of his gesture.

Driving the ladies

I drove two ladies, both unable to drive themselves, on a day trip to the mountains. It was a beautiful day, the views were gorgeous, and they were pleased to be out-and-about.

Bicycle Shopping

Today a friend called to ask me a few a questions about bikes because she was planning to buy a new one. After chatting a while, I offered to go along with her, an offer she readily accepted. We visited six bike shops (!) and she bought a bike at our last stop. Long day, but fun, and she’s a happy camper (or biker).