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When One Good Turn Deserves Another

Updated on December 16, 2010

Have You Ever Heard This Phrase Growing Up ?

I never knew exactly what it meant but I am willing to guess

If someone does something nice then you should do something nice in return

What a simple concept

Why can't we seem to follow it

Let's kill our mean neighbors with kindness

It is time to wave hi to the teacher that flunked you many years ago

How about giving that old snobby lady a second chance

Find a way to say nice things about your mother in law and mean it

You know the man that mumbles something mean under his breath

A friendly smile may not make him change his ways but it sure makes him dazed for a second

Then he may return back to normal

Who cares about the people who will not change and constantly think awful thoughts about everybody

You and I both know they don't make up the majority of the world

They are just a small minority that has been given way too much attention over the years

It is time to finally put them back in their place

How do we do that you might ask ?

It is easier than you think

Give them no time,no effort ,no thought

Move on to those who want so much more out of life and are willing to anything to have it

I wouldn't be talking to you now if you didn't want to live life to the fullest

Squeezing every ounce of water out of your sponge like me

Then trying to sqeeze again thinking that I missed one more drop

I face obstacles every day and it is really hard to say I finished when others beat me fair and square

When I know I have what it takes but I just can't put it all together and make it happen

So I go back and analyze and figure where I might have made my first mistake

Then what happened next ?

I will have a clearer picture of what my real goals are and how to attain them

I am far from defeated

I may be a little shook up and surprised I DIDN'T DO BETTER THAN I DID

It doesn't last for long and before I know it

I am planning my next move again

I will watch and learn

I will try and sometimes get burned

I will succeed and yes help others to do the same

Why ?

Because I have learned the secrets of how to play the game

Play fair and in the end you will win

Then I can say with confidence I understand so much more than when I started out

Each time helping others along the way

To make everyday something enormously special

That I made from scratch

Have Betty Crocker put that in one of her books

To read and learn and enjoy

For all the days we have to live

We have found a way to give a little more than we thought possible



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      DREAM ON 7 years ago

      Carrie450 I have never been on anyones fridge before I am so thrilled.I feel as cool as a popsicle with all the excitement I am beginning to melt.Thanks for sharing a little fun and lots of ideas that in some way can make us a little happier.

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      carrie450 7 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

      This is an excellent uplifting hub. It made my day! I'm going to copy this and paste it on my fridge.Thanks, rated up.

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      DREAM ON 7 years ago

      Darlene Sabella You keep your thoughts flowing and I am holding them up higher and higher each time.There is no limit to how far you can go.I can't see because your foot is on my nose.I am trying to give you the boost you need up over every hump you see.Never let your emotions be anything more than MAGNIFICIENT!!!I rate you up time and time again.Go for every dream you ever wanted and it is yours for sure.I feel so happy that you have read my hub and I am always ready for a good team mate.Look out world we have only began to have fun.Talk anytime day or night.I want to live in the world I see every night.Thanks so much and we have to make it happen.

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      Darlene Sabella 7 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      OMG I just wrote about this, we are in tune at this moment. You are so right and I have always placed so much energy trying to fix the people who won't even talk to me. Yet, my friends that try so hard to get every drop out of that sponge does infact need our help and support. We need to join together in this effort of working with those who want to succeed even when they get old and can hardly walk, I want to follow my dreams until I die working and fixing my rose garden Wow, love this soooooooo much that I want to scream. rate up peace & love darski