Stories by Nakamura216 (2 matches)

Positive Side Effects of Helping Others

My friend had mentioned the other day that her father had a lot of children's toys that he was looking to give away.  She knew that i have a three-year-old daughter so she thought of me first. I told her I would love it if I could get some nice things for my daughter, which I wouldn't otherwise have been able to afford. When I met her father, he began to explain that he was poor once too and that he would hate to throw away things that can be very useful.  At first, he thought of taking everything to the Salvation Army but then he decided to see if anyone he knew could use these things first. Before he showed me what he was giving away, I thought the toys would be mostly lego's or lincoln log's or things like that.  When he was showing me around I saw a bed, a slide, a kitchen set and many other things that just ... Read Full Story >>

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Three Rubber Band Balls

Recently, especially at college, I've noticed that if one person is having a bad day the mood can spread like a cold. But much like the ripples of the water, all you need is a little drop to get the ripples going the other way. On this particular day, I was sitting in the commons of the college amongst a crowd of students. Something was off that day, everyone was quiet, solemn, and they really seemed alone. This crowd who normally would have no problem talking and enjoying one another, felt very alone. The feeling was contagious and I found my mood changing to the atmosphere surrounding me.  So I decided to try and do something about it, and reached into my bag and pulled out three rubber-band balls that I had made a week earlier. I asked my friend if he wanted to play catch; he looked at me ... Read Full Story >>

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