SOMETHING TO TELL THE PEOPLE OF EDMONTON?



Pay it Forward Ideas

I went for a run by the river valley and as I made my way up the hill by the Victoria golf course, I started to get goosebumps and my mouth started to have a tingling sensation. I do not recall feeling exhausted, but I stopped and sat down for a bit, and my vision started to get extremely bright. After closing my eyes for a few moments, everything was white and I couldn’t see at all. I was starting to feel sick and after regaining some vision about ten minutes later, I tried to walk up the rest of the hill. I couldn’t make it without feeling like I was going to fall over and so I stopped on the side.

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By this time, I still could not see completely, and two men, James and Clayton, asked if I needed help. They were worried I was having an allergy attack, as I had broken out in hives, had swollen lips and had a weak pulse, and so they helped walk me to a convenience store to use the washroom.

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My sight eventually cleared up and they bought me some juice and called for a cab ride to my car. They came with me to make sure I wouldn’t try to drive, paid for the cab, then waited with me until I had a friend come pick me up and take me to the hospital. Not quite sure what would have happened if these two Aboriginal men, out of a handful of people who passed by, had not stopped and helped me!

They refused to take any money for the cab or anything as a thank you, simply requesting that I just pay it forward. I am truly grateful for their kindness and would like to return the favor; any suggestions.


SOMETHING TO TELL THE PEOPLE OF EDMONTON?

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  1. Buy a stranger flowers, they don’t have to be expensive ones. Pay for someone’s groceries, doesn’t have to be a huge cart full. Leave an anonymous note on a car window saying how you think they are doing great, making a difference and whatnot. Buy a homeless person lunch and chat it up with them. There are so many more things.

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  2. It is great to hear that two young men helped you and made sure you were ok before they left you. Just by writing this is a good thank you to them for there help and concern. It is very nice to know that there are still good young people in this world.

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  3. It is great to know there are people like that in the world. My only suggestion is that when you go out like that have your phone with you so you can call 911. Angels are not always around. I glad everything worked out for you.

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  4. Awesome for the help. On an aside, have you had mono before? When I got it I would get those exact symptoms if I exercised at all. It was like I had developed an allergy to exercise during the duration of the illness. Anyway, something to consider. Hope you are feeling better.

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  5. I do stuff like this too, and i always tell people to pay it forward. Its nice that youre looking for something. When i do it tho, i know that what i mean is one day it could be soon it could be later, there will be someone who needs your help. Pay it forward dont turn a blind eye. I know that if people i help do that i can die a happy man. Just a thought

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  6. Thank God for your two angels and that you are alright…Thank You for sharing this kind and happy story these are the truths that we need to know. You have made me very happy and the best to you and your two new friends.

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  7. What a beautiful post, we take each other for granted to many times and its the most unlikely that are willing to step up and help. We are all the same as our elders teach us. Kudos on this post and the two men who helped you. Glad you are feeling better 😀

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  8. What a wonderful story. I wish my mother had internet so I could share it with her as she is a bigot. This makes me warm and fuzzy all over. I would suggest the pay it forward be something to help First Nations people.

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  9. Thank you for sharing. This has restored my faith in people. I hope you are well and that it wasn’t serious. Perhaps if you have their contact info you can ask them what causes are near and dear to their hearts and volunteer there or give a donation.

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  10. What a wonderful story. I’m so glad you’re ok and those two men helped you. Just wait… something will happen and someone will be in need. Remember these thoughtful men then.

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  12. beautiful post. i hope you are feeling better now. goodness comes in all shapes, sizes, colours, races, etc. it is nice to hear about some of the great people in this city!

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  13. If you really want to do something, you could buy a few $10 gift cards for grocery stores and give them to people who say they have not eaten and ask for money. I have done this, and it makes my day when someone who really needs the food gets that huge smile on their face.

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