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    Senior Member SteveinMN's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    Well, ok. It is still an ok thing to do, right?
    Oh, yeah. Nothing wrong with treating yourself well when others benefit as well.
    If Americans expended even a fraction of the energy on civic engagement that we spend on consumer ideology, our democracy would be much healthier. Can you imagine people camping out to vote? -- Charles Roberts, Amherst, Mass., Nov. 25, 2006

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    Do you think it is wrong to do nice things if it makes you feel good? A few times I have gone out of my way to help someone and felt really good after. Sometimes I feel a desire to help people to feel that way again. Is that bad?

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    When you accept a kindness from someone else, you're giving them the gift of appreciating their generosity.
    "Do not accumulate for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and thieves break in and steal. But accumulate for yourselves treasure in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, your heart is also." Jesus

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    I think both giving and receiving kindnesses are wonderful things to do!

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    Becky, you are so right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beckyliz View Post
    When you accept a kindness from someone else, you're giving them the gift of appreciating their generosity.
    So true.
    To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world. - Anon.

    Be nice whenever possible. It's always possible. - Dalai Lama

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