Friday, November 23, 2007

Being Thankful

It has been a busy time for Any Donkey - I apologize for the sporadic posting.

I received a lengthy email from a friend, the gist of which was annoynously helping others - certainly applicable all year long . . .

A short quote follows. (I am not deleting the references to Christianity as I tire of efforts to be PC that dumbs-down and "vanellizes" society. I don't subscribe to many of the beliefs of others - but that does not prevent me from respecting their beliefs and gaining some insight into the world outside my own:

Ten Ways to Practice an Anonymous Thanksgiving.

Beyond our work and family responsibilities, there are many things we can do anonymously that will move the cause of Christ forward and bring some joy to those for whom He died. Consider these possibilities:

• At the next tollbooth, pay for the car behind you.
• Send a thank-you letter to a teacher you once had, letting him or her know the difference he or she made in your life.
• Ask an older person to tell you a story about his or her youth.
• Order a mail-order gift, anonymously, for a friend or coworker.
• Give another driver your parking spot.
• Let someone merge ahead of you on the freeway. Smile. Wave at them.
• Write a note to the boss of someone who has helped you, thanking him or her for employing such a quality person.
• Buy a box of groceries and leave it on a doorstep in a neighborhood where it’s needed.
• Praise the work or attitude of a coworker to someone else in the office.
• Write a note to the owner of a house or garden in your neighborhood whose beauty gives pleasure.

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