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I've had to use one of the carts on a couple different occasions. Once when I had an inner ear infection that had me so dizzy, I was a hazard that would be created if I fell over.  The other time with a disease that had my hips and shoulders so stiff, I had problems walking, reaching, or stooping.  It's amazing how quickly a person can learn to help others when she's needed help herself. 

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JoyaDe - I must say, that with your comments on this subject, you are very perceptive.

I am one of those geezers who has to use the electric cart. (Never thought I would - Ha?).

I have had sweet ladies help me out as you describe. I always thank them and am always grateful for the help.

Thank you for being there for all of us, from all of us
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@JoyaDe I adore your giving spirit! You have gifted us with wonderful ideas for helping strangers have better days. Thank you!

 

I'm stealing this one too, btw. Smiley Happy

 

The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical. - Julius Erving
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While in the grocery store, be aware of the people who make use of the electric shopping carts. Often they are using them for the first time, after their surgery, or illness, when their good sense tells them that traveling the entire store under their own power, may not be the best idea. If you notice them in the aisle where you are, make the offer to get items they may want that are not at the level where they are sitting. Getting in and out, trying to stoop, or reach high, is very tough. They will be greatful for your consideration.

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@JoyaDe Another great idea! I think I will steal this. I mean follow your terrific example. Smiley Happy

 

 

The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical. - Julius Erving
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My nephew had a way of brightening a childs day, in this way:  When leaving a restaurant, he tossed the small handful of change he'd been given along the sidewalk. When asked "what are you doing?" His reply was wonderful,  "I remember when I was a kid how excited I was to find money on the sidewalk. So, maybe I just made the day for the next kid that comes along."  So I too have been doing this. Just make sure you scatter the coins in a safe area, and not in the parking lot. 

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JoyaDe wrote:

I sometimes shop at Aldi's where you put in a quarter to use a shopping cart. You get your quarter back when you return it to the stall, but many of us will give our cart to a shopper just arriving, not take their quarter, and tell them to "play it forward" to the next person....  


That is fantastic! Good on you. Smiley Happy

 

 

The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical. - Julius Erving
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I sometimes shop at Aldi's where you put in a quarter to use a shopping cart. You get your quarter back when you return it to the stall, but many of us will give our cart to a shopper just arriving, not take their quarter, and tell them to "play it forward" to the next person....  

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DougIvy wrote:

Well, I missed it then.

 

But I will say that acts of random kindness can occur for us, and you if you like, when we are nice to people we meet in stores, or other places where people are.


@DougIvy I like the way you think! 

 

Everyday really is Random Acts of Kindness Day.

 

Indeed, I try to make most every person I meet (in the store, on the bike trail ...) smile. I know from personal experience that not only is a smile contagious, a warm smile can change a person's entire day.

 

Thanks for the uplifting thoughts. Smiley Happy

 

 

 

The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical. - Julius Erving
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Well, I missed it then.

 

But I will say that acts of random kindness can occur for us, and you if you like, when we are nice to people we meet in stores, or other places where people are.

 

We are simply and naturally pleasant to servers, cashiers, stockers, floor walkers, various attendants and all those people who are the working stiffs in places we go.

 

And guess what - we are remembered, and people look forward to seeing us again.

 

You want to have a nice conversation with a complete stranger?  Just strike up a conversation with someone in the pet food aisle, or coffee aisle, or any other aisle, in your local supermarket.