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Do-Gooders on a Gloomy Day

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On a gloomy day like today, it is hard to be motivated to do even the most basic tasks for yourself, let alone somebody else. That's why we're inspired by local good samaritan groups Operation Gratitude and DoOneNiceThing.com who remind us this week that little acts of kindness make everybody feel better.

Operation Gratitude and it's creator Carolyn Blashek are all about showing the troops we appreciate them. They send care packages and goodies overseas several times a year and, at last count, had sent 110,000 packages and they assemble them at the Armory in Van Nuys.

We only happened upon what they do today because we were checking out DoOneNiceThing's Happy News today to see what we should be doing for a fellow man and for ourselves this week. They are recommending getting your earthquake/disaster preparedness kit together and putting some together for your family and friends.

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We haven't actually done any of this yet but we feel better already.