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Thread: My promise to give

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    I typically don't make New Years resolutions but this year I made myself a series of promises to myself .

    First and foremost was to do at least one thing a month to help a stranger. I completed my January task this morning by donating 10" + of my hair to Locks of Love. Now I just have a shoulder length bob and I confess I have no idea what to do with it.

    The stylist cut the lengths off, but my son and I mailed the package. He was so excited! I'm planning on including him in all my adventures.

    I figure I'll save a fortune in shampoo and conditioner but mostly it just feels good to do something unselfish.
    I encourage everyone to consider a personal promise such as my own. Small steps make our world a better place.
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    what a nice thing to do!! Got before and after pics??

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    I like your promise. I think I will try it. :thumbup:

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    Random acts of kindness can be giving hair. Leave an area cleaner than you found it ex: public bathroom, breakroom at work, roadside litter pickup etc. Also paying for the coffee of the next person line. And the list goes on. You hair donation is amazing gift.:)

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    Great idea, I think I'll do the same. (except the hair)
    I don't have enough length to donate.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Nancy

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    Thanks for sharing this great idea.

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    I grew my hair long just so I could give it to the locks for love. Had 13 inchs long to give.
    Great idea to do some thing each month, will try to do the same!

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    Random acts of kindness can be giving hair. Leave an area cleaner than you found it ex: public bathroom, breakroom at work, roadside litter pickup etc. Also paying for the coffee of the next person line. And the list goes on. You hair donation is amazing gift.:)

    I like your idea. I have a running list and I'll add your ideas . One of the things is to pick up trash down at the park. We'll even take our pooper scooper as a sad number of people will not clean up after their pets.

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    Wonderful thing for you to do!!!

    It would be good for all of us to something little to make someone else's life a little better.
    my daughters have donated to locks of love several times. My DD#2, who's pregnant with my first grandchild is donating some hair again on the 10th. Hers grows fast enough to donate every year!!

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    I wish mine grew quickly but it's simply too fine in texture. It was time to take it off. I had been putting off a trim for quite some time.I'm glad there was a place I could send it. Makes me feel not so bad about such a big change.

    I'm really impressed with people who do this many times. I'll start growing mine again I think.

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    I donated 23 Inches to Locks of Love in July 2009. I had cut 21" in 1994 and donated that one too. Now I plan on keeping the short hair.
    Great cause. A few months later a former classmate of mine who was going through chemo had a wig - same color as my hair! We like to think it was a 'small world'.

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    That is really awesome, when I was going through treatments my DGD cut her hair off and had them make a wig just for me. I was thrilled.
    Thank you for your act of kindness!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisainmo
    That is really awesome, when I was going through treatments my DGD cut her hair off and had them make a wig just for me. I was thrilled.
    Thank you for your act of kindness!!
    Aww how sweet of her but I do not look good as a blonde!

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    Wonderful! I would donate mine, but I have to color mine and it has to be natural.

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    how nice

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    What a great thing to do!

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    That is wonderful resolution!! My DD gave over 20+++ inches a few years ago.

    I had something very nice done for me this evening. I took the grandbabies to Walmart and was loading the groceries into the back of my Honda. A very nice lady next to me offer to tak my buggy back with hers to the buggy rack. I truly appreciated it!!! It is cold and I didn't want to leave the kids, (Lexi 5 and Gabe 21mths) and was going to take them with me. The lady left before I could thank her again. I hope she knows how much her kindness was appreciated.

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    great new yrs resolution

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    What a great inspiration for all of us......

    If we all just gave in some capacity---whether it was locks of hair or whatever....

    For what it's worth, my daughter did locks of love...it made me feel proud

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    Wonderful! I would donate mine, but I have to color mine and it has to be natural.
    Actually it does not have to be natural. The only thing that they won't accept is if it is bleached and dyed. But if it hasn't been bleached they will accept it.

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    What an inspirational way to start off the New Year :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladyjanedoe
    I typically don't make New Years resolutions but this year I made myself a series of promises to myself .

    First and foremost was to do at least one thing a month to help a stranger. I completed my January task this morning by donating 10" + of my hair to Locks of Love. Now I just have a shoulder length bob and I confess I have no idea what to do with it.

    The stylist cut the lengths off, but my son and I mailed the package. He was so excited! I'm planning on including him in all my adventures.

    I figure I'll save a fortune in shampoo and conditioner but mostly it just feels good to do something unselfish.
    I encourage everyone to consider a personal promise such as my own. Small steps make our world a better place.

    My 13 yr. old DGD donated her hair, also. She was so proud of what she did she said she was going to do it again. I was so proud of her unselfishness.

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    Someone will love your hair! Thanks for sharing :o).

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    thanks for the reminder of the importance and satisfaction in helping others!

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    I hardly ever post, but just had to jump in and say what an awesome resolution you made - I'm so inspired to try to do the same.

    The people on this board amaze me more every day - what a super bunch of people.

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