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Magnanimous Monday – 7/29/2013

This video helps me keep perspective and remember we all have our battles to fight.

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Magnanimous Monday – 7/22/2013

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I’m growing out my hair in order to donate it. It’s taken a little over a year to go from a pixie cut to shoulder-length. With the heat and humidity this summer, I’ve thought of scrapping the whole project and going back to a short cut. In any case, it needs style and color. In fact, next week I’m planning a day-long makeover for my upcoming high school reunion: haircut, manicure, waxing.

Saturday, a day when I was feeling particularly annoyed by my hair, Mrs. T complimented it. She said she was jealous. (Her hair is short and thinning.) I felt a little more secure in my appearance after her compliment.

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Magnanimous Monday – 7/15/2013

Money’s been tight lately. It’s summer here in the U.S., so I have no substitute teaching work. My tutoring schedule has picked up, and I just got a new PRN job as a residential assistant at a drug and alcohol treatment center, but I have yet to start officially (waiting for my fingerprints to come back so I can go to an orientation).

Since money’s been tight, my social life has consisted mostly of free activities such as inviting friends to use the pool at my apartment complex. But last week, a friend of mine had tickets to see a comedian we both like and shared them with me. She also bought dinner for us and for her three daughters, who range in age from 19 to 12 and are the most perceptive, intelligent young people I’ve ever met outside my own family. I’ve been stressed lately, and this evening was what I needed.

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Magnanimous Monday – 7/8/2013

I stopped at my bank earlier this afternoon to use the ATM. I needed quarters, so I went into the bank with my cash and requested a few dollars’ worth. The tellers at my local bank branch are always friendly, but the one who helped me, said, after she gave me my change, “Enjoy your summer.”

I couldn’t help but smile, and replied, “So far so good. You too.”

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New Feature – Magnanimous Monday

What the heck, a feature for Mondays too. I will be featuring random acts of kindness I have experienced, and I encourage my readers to share random acts of kindness in the comments. It can be something you did, or something someone else has done for you.

I’ll start. I was with my client Mrs. T this morning when the home care social worker stopped by. The social worker asked a few questions about how things were going, and Mrs. T mentioned (among other things) that her husband felt safe leaving her alone with me. Now Mr. T is difficult to please and (I think) suffering from caregiver burnout, so a compliment from him is high praise indeed, even if he wasn’t the one to relay it, and even if he calls me “The Big One” behind my back because he can’t always recall my name.

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