Let's make a promise to each other!

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  1. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    I was inspired by Soonerthanlater's post, along with one of the other discussions from last night. Let's all vow to do something this month to help someone - one thing. Promise!

    "I cross my heart and vow by the mighty HP to..."

    Provide Christmas for a single mother and her two young children. I've already started.

    Your turn!

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
      prettydarkhorseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I promise to continue feeding the children around here in my area every weekend till New year...

  2. h.a.borcich profile image59
    h.a.borcichposted 8 years ago

    Habee,

      Very cool idea! When I figure out my promise I will post it:)
      Holly

  3. tantrum profile image61
    tantrumposted 8 years ago

    Hi habee !
    I pass. I never make promises !

    Good luck ! smile

  4. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    h.a. - Your name is Holly? So is mine! Only mine is spelled Holle.

    Hi, Tantrum. At least you're honest!

  5. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    Great, PDH!

  6. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    C'mon, hubbers! Join in "the cause"!

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    lynnechandlerposted 8 years ago

    Habee, I wish I could. Usually by this time of year I have already selected a family to help but this year I'm just trying to keep my own afloat.

  8. sooner than later profile image54
    sooner than laterposted 8 years ago

    I promise not to waste anymore of God's time arguing with what I might call morons.

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      poetlorraineposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      i second that emotion

      1. Bovine Currency profile image58
        Bovine Currencyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Very Christian

  9. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    I understand, Lynne. Maybe you could just visit a lonely person? Sometimes time is more important than money or "things."

    Hope 2010 is better for you!

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      lynnechandlerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks! It is going to be a great year. I just have a feeling. You are right I could visit. If nothing else, I will try to get out and do that before the year is out and next year I am striving make some changes that will have a positive impact not only on my life but everyone around me.

      1. Daniel Carter profile image72
        Daniel Carterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        If everyone on the planet "paid it forward" this whole next year, who would give a ratz azz about the recession?? We would reverse the whole mentality of scarcity and create a new kind of wealth and wellness.

        Let 2010 be the year of paying it forward, says I.
        smile

  10. Daniel Carter profile image72
    Daniel Carterposted 8 years ago

    I have a terrific friend who has a substance abuse problem. I made a commitment to be his support, not enable him, and be his unjudgmental best friend. I've been through this before with a daughter and an exwife. It's hell, but in my daughter's case, it was so worth the effort and love involved. There is a lot to this, but I believe I can do it, having gone through it before. But the bulk of the work is still on his shoulders.

    My commitment is to be the support this friend needs to get his life back and get back to his life goals, which are pretty close to materializing. He is a film/TV producer.

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      Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      he is lucky. you are too, in that he is (I hope?) willing to accpet this. I have a very very very dear freind I have had to cut out of my life as she is unwilling to admit she has a problem, and it resulted in my family and chidlren being at risk through association with her...it is hard...good luck to you!!

      1. Daniel Carter profile image72
        Daniel Carterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        My second exwife was always in denial also, even though there were 15 trips to ER in one year. Go figure. However, my daughter and my friend both acknowledged they have a problem, and wanted to overcome it more than anything. Because of this, I know my friend will be successful. My daughter has been off heroin and alcohol abuse for almost 4 years.

        But you're right, if they stay in denial, there isn't anything you can do but cut them off. Hopefully this won't happen in this case.

  11. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    That's wonderful, Daniel!

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    Help me. I don't want to do jury duty next week. Please? Then I can help others.

    1. Daniel Carter profile image72
      Daniel Carterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, amigo, that's just not fun at all. My advice is to throwup during jury selection and talk a lot about flu symptoms. Let us know how it goes.

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        ralwusposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I have a whole month of it facing me. The worst time of year to boot. I would love to do it, but just not now. Maybe I'll get lucky and get it over with the first week, once served you are released. Or maybe they just won't like me at all for peeing on the floor when I need to be excused as I am on a diuretic and need to pee a lot. Like every five minutes from 8am til 10 am. I have to be there at 8.30am on the 7th. LOL

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      ryankettposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Errrr..... I just published a hub on this topic. Thats rather coincidental! But you will find your answers there ralwus.

    3. Stimp profile image74
      Stimpposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Here's how I got out of it....and mine was a murder trial which would have taken forever.  I indicated I was self employed and taking the time off would be detrimental to my job.  I called the clerk and asked what alternatives I had. She said if I volunteered to do one Friday (and I got to choose) that I'd be off the hook.  She indicated that Friday was traffic court and usually everyone settled out of court.  Sure enough, everyone settled out of court and I was done with jury duty.

      BUT One mistake I made was that I didn't show up on the first day of the murder trial so they put a warrant out for my arrest for skipping out.  Be sure to show up on the first day and then you can plead your case OR call the clerk before hand.

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        Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Tell them your a Jehovah's Witness...

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      bloodnlatexposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Just do what I've done in the past.  Tell them that your Uncle was robbed and killed when you were a kid, and that you think that anyone that commits a crime should be hung in public. 

      That usually will get you out of it.

  13. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    Charlie, I agree with the swine flu excuse!

    Daniel, I LOVE your idea of "pay it forward" in 2010!

  14. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    I help hundreds of people everyday of my life. I spread my love and knowledge to others.

    I'm presently helping a young lady to re-build her self-esteem and to help her realize that she has more to offer to society than she thinks she does.

    I find it a great work(purpose) of my life to help those who don't understand Life's complexity.

    Thank you Habee for posting this topic. It's a great thing to help out others and builds self-spirituality in the admist of anger, depression, stress and who knows what else there is going on.

    The system we call "Life" isn't understood by many and those who do understand....at least half of them are only interested in themselves, which leaves the other half to help. It's a pathetic world we live in, but if no one steps forward to help, then nothing can improve.

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
      prettydarkhorseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      HI CAGS, how can you help you are not a person right? JK< how are you?

      1. Cagsil profile image81
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I am fine, thank you for asking. big_smile

        1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
          prettydarkhorseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          thats good you are fine, and is helping people, GREAT WORK<,,

          1. Cagsil profile image81
            Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            You're a doll. Thank you. How are you today?

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    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    volunteer for the day to help build housing through HABITAT for the homeless.  Hammer required, nails and a glue stick.OH, Band-Aids too smile

    Pay it forward people

  16. Bovine Currency profile image58
    Bovine Currencyposted 8 years ago

    I am a disability pensioner with 40 K debt sorry people, but I buy the big issue and that helps the homeless and they get half the purchase price smile   As for promises to christians nah no thanks

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    Denno66posted 8 years ago

    I promise not to promise anything anymore big_smile

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Promises are like rules. They are always broken for some reason or another. big_smile

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    Denno66posted 8 years ago

    I know but it sounds good when you're saying them....big_smile

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    I thank you all for your great suggestions, but I will do my duty Monday morning and see what transpires. I would like to do it and write a hub about my experience. I just don't know if I can right now with my health issues.
    Now for helping others Habee, I promise you I shall do my part as it is just in my nature and I do it all the time anyway. bless you all. CC

  20. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    Good post, Cags.

    Bovine, this isn't a Christian movement - it's a HUMAN effort. Do you think only Christians should do good deeds? I know some very altruistic atheists.

    1. Bovine Currency profile image58
      Bovine Currencyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You lost me there love

  21. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    Good for you, Charlie! I'm not at all surprised.

 
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