Kindness Daily: Turning Grief Into Giving

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Turning Grief Into Giving August 4, 2012 – Posted by gmatorie
Twenty years ago I lost my son.

My friends decided that I needed to get out at least once a week and so we started going for coffee. Those friends helped me get through that terrible first year and still continue to help me.

We decided that we would try and help people when we could. So, we take a collection each week and then decide what to do with it. We have paid for breakfasts, helped an elderly man fill his oil tank, bought Christmas gifts for needy families , helped fire victims, and sometimes just sent flowers to someone who was feeling blue.

We usually do this in a way that no one knows and that makes it even better.

We also have a yearly tea at my house the first Saturday in December to start the Christmas season. We have been Secret Santa to three people and each year we try and do something special for someone.

I am thankful for my friends and we just want to pay it forward.

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