Monthly Archives: August 2013

NJ teens rewarded after paying for items at store with no clerk

Here’s how you know you did a good job with your kids…

NJ teens rewarded after paying for items at store with no clerk Share on reddit Share on twitter Share on gmail Share on email Share on print More Sharing Services267Posted: Aug 28, 2013 3:31 PM CDT Updated: Aug 28, 2013 3:31 PM -These football players scored a touchdown without setting foot on the field.Four members of the William Paterson University football team in New Jersey each scored $50 gift cards after surveillance cameras captured them at a Wayne store paying for batteries and sunglasses, even though no employees were around.Buddy’s Small Lots was actually closed Sunday night. But the lock malfunctioned and the lights were on, making it appear as though it was open.Buddy’s management got a call from police that there had been a break-in, but upon arrival, nothing was missing from the store, News 12 New Jersey reported.

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Gandhi’s 10 Rules for Changing the World, by Henrik Edberg

Gandhi’s 10 rules for Changing the World– here is number 8– definitely a Run Towards concept and way we should all live our lives every day.

See the good in people and help them.

“I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won’t presume to probe into the faults of others.”

“Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.”

“I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.”

There is pretty much always something good in people. And things that may not be so good. But you can choose what things to focus on. And if you want improvement then focusing on the good in people is a useful choice. It also makes life easier for you as your world and relationships become more pleasant and positive.

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39 Ways to Live, and Not Merely Exist

Here are just a few of the 39= you can see more at


The proper function of man is to live — not to exist. –Jack London

39 Ways to Live, and Not Merely Exist
–by Leo Babauta, syndicated from, Jul 28, 2013

“The proper function of man is to live – not to exist.” — Jack London

Too often we go through life on autopilot, going through the motions and having each day pass like the one before it.

That’s fine, and comfortable, until you have gone through another year without having done anything, without having really lived life.

That’s fine, until you have reached old age and look back on life with regrets.

That’s fine, until you see your kids go off to college and realize that you missed their childhoods.

What follows is just a list of ideas, obvious ones mostly that you could have thought of yourself, but that I hope are useful reminders. We all need reminders sometimes. If you find this useful, print it out, and start using it. Today.


Perhaps the most important. Fall in love, if you aren’t already. If you have, fall in love with your partner all over again. Abandon caution and let your heart be broken. Or love family members, friends, anyone — it doesn’t have to be romantic love. Love all of humanity, one person at a time.


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Kindness Idea — Complain Less

If you enjoy the company of someone who’s positive, versus spending time with someone who complains, you’re not alone. You have probably experienced how being around someone who complains all the time can be draining and sometimes downright frustrating. But how often do you, yourself complain? If you find yourself complaining constantly, it can be an extremely hard habit to break. But when you do overcome it, you’ll be surprised at how much happier you and those around you will be.

Just as being negative or complaining excessively can bring down those around you, focusing on positive things can make others happier and more positive themselves. So just by avoiding being negative, you’ll actually be helping your family and friends! Trying to find something positive about a situation you’d typically complain in will also make you happier, and hopefully change the way you look at the world.

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Acts of Kindness is in Traffic — Random Acts of Kindness

This is from the website, just one of many awesome ideas we can all try….


Acts of Kindness is in Traffic

by gridlocksmithKind

Folks, May I suggest that a really important place to spread acts of kindness is in traffic. It seems that some drivers become possessed by demons when behind the wheel, even though they had held a door for a stranger only minutes before. Spreading kindness in traffic can save lives, which means more opportunities to spread more kindness and collect “warm fuzzies.”

via Acts of Kindness is in Traffic | Random Acts of Kindness.

DuPage ReStore | Discount Building Materials for Affordable Housing

Calling all DuPage county residents!  Check out this neat store– they re-sell donated materials and all the proceeds go to Habitat For Humanity. You can also find out more about what Habitat does by going to the charities/volunteering page on our website..

Welcome to the DuPage Habitat for Humanity ReStore – DuPage County’s home for discount building materials. All items at the ReStore are donated by companies & individuals and sold to the general public at greatly reduced prices. All proceeds from the ReStore go directly to fulfill the DuPage Habitat for Humanity mission to help build affordable housing for families in need.

New merchandise arrives daily!

via DuPage ReStore | Discount Building Materials for Affordable Housing.