Post Number: 3842
|Posted on Friday, January 14, 2011 - 10:05 am: ||
What have you done lately to enlighten someone else's life, other than here on this website?
We all are aware, this wonderful site is the place to go for wonderful enlightenment for troubled souls but what do you do in your everyday life to assist others in their hour of need?
Curious Ol' Bob
Post Number: 524
|Posted on Friday, January 14, 2011 - 06:08 pm: ||
In my job I try to help parents with their concerns over having young children today and or having a handicapped child and all that comes with that. Then there is everyday needs of family and friends.
Sometimes just saying thank you to someone for a job they did for you or have a nice day touches someone's heart.
Post Number: 2318
|Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2011 - 08:00 am: ||
I volunteer weekly at my transplant Clinic and I also reach out to others via Facebook, TransplantFriends & Twitter, and any time I see people in my local area in the news that have had or need a transplant.
Post Number: 1858
|Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2011 - 09:55 am: ||
I am a part of some other online support groups, such as one for those with gastroparesis. I am also part of the card ministry to shut-ins at my church, and I try to send out cards to those whom my local organ donation group lets me know is sick or has experienced a loss. I also try to send cards to those I know more personally, especially as I appreciate how much the cards that were sent to me while I was waiting for and then recovering from the transplant meant to me. I try to say thank you and wish a good day to the cashiers I meet or anyone who helps me in other ways whenever I am out. I realize that sometimes it is the little things such as holding the door open for someone at a store that can mean a great deal,so I try to keep myself aware of any possible opportunities to help even in small ways if possible. This is what I want to try and dedicate the life I have been given due to my transplant to, helping others. I have found this brings double blessings.
dx: GERD 1995, gastroparesis 2002, pseudo-obstruction of the bowel 2004
multivisceral transplant, 6 organs, 10/06/05
University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital
Post Number: 3844
|Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2011 - 09:56 pm: ||
Arbor Day is just around the corner, coming up very soon.
On Arbor Day, people are encouraged to plant and care for trees. This will make everyone happy and make you feel really warm inside.
We have "Tree Planting Ceremonies" here in our area each spring to honor Organ Donors and their families.
Post Number: 15511
|Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2011 - 10:05 pm: ||
sorry that I did not see your beautiful thread here. When I feel the need to give, I just follow my heart. Sometimes I reach out and call an old friend. The rest of my time I spend thinking about others online.
Bobby jo- I like you, like holding the door open and smiling at strangers.
I enjoy sending thank you notes to Quest labs about their employees whenever I go for my labs. They say it is the best reward you can give them.
Rita- I was a substitute teacher and once in a blue moon I would work with handicapped children. That was difficult although very rewarding.
Post Number: 5140
|Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2011 - 11:17 pm: ||
Great thread! It's always nice to touch others lives. I remember when I was sick and folks went out of their way to touch my life.
I try very hard to "give back." My PT from my rehab days calls me with patients waiting or going through evaluation for lung transplant that need someone to talk to. I have talked to many people over the last year. In fact, my doc at Cleveland Clinic told me that my name comes up all the time with her patients. She said that I am "everywhere." In a nice sort of way. She also gives patients my name. I love talking with or emailing them to answer questions about transplant or Cleveland Clinic.
I also do a lot of volunteering for my local MOMS Club and Sammy's school. It is very rewarding to be able to help his school run like a "well oiled machine.'' It also fun to be able to be involved in things that he is. I love seeing him at school.
I just enjoy being out and about saying hi to folks and of course smiling. I think being nice and personable to everyone you meet is a way of giving back too.
Thanks for reminding us to "reach and touch" someone's life!!
Dx: BOOP - May 2006. Rediagnosed with Bronchiolitis Obliterans Nov. 2006
Double lung transplant on Dec. 1st, 2009
Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
Post Number: 3858
|Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 09:18 pm: ||
On the wings of a snow white dove
He sends his pure sweet love
A sign from above
On the wings of a dove
One of the most quiet peaceful places on earth is a cemetary on a cool shady afternoon to mull over your thoughts and memories. Please try it. You will truly enjoy it.