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There are two memes in which I have participated on Fridays, Aloha Friday at “An Island Life” and Only the Good Friday at “This Eclectic Life”.  Being as it is Friday, and I’m winding down for the weekend, I thought I would combine the two today!  My Aloha Friday question is in line with today’s Only the Good theme, even!

Have you ever  stepped out of your comfort zone for the good of someone else?

For myself, well…I’m having trouble thinking of an example, although it’s certainly the kind of thing I’d like to think I’d do if the situation called for it.  I’ve hunted down new-born (umbilical cord still attached) kittens who were tangled in vines at the in-laws’ farm and couldn’t be released by their feline families, and taken them to their mama’s for a drink. 🙂  I think the closest I come to going beyond myself is when I (increasingly) stand up to some of the situations at work that do nothing to support the health and/or well-being of our client population.  (I work at a residential/teaching facility for adults with mental retardation and developmental disabilities).

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For my Only the Good Friday…WE GOT MOVED!  I’m so happy I could plotz!  *rofl*  We went from a two bedroom house (with 2 adults, 3 children, a dog, two adult cats and four kittens (all animals were taken in by good people) with no interior doors, sagging floors, leaky pipes and no hot water which was also 17.1 miles from work to a 3 BR apartment with interior doors, hot and cold running water, a washer-dryer and non-biological dishwasher that is only 4.8 miles from where I work.  HUZZAH!  (Party at my place, B.Y.O.B (cause this county is dry).

Thanks for visiting, feel free to leave a comment and play along on the memes!

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