An alert reader from Columbus, Indiana, shared today's crumb as reported by her local paper, The Republic. Fourth-grader Lily Davis of Columbus recently decided to celebrate her 10th birthday by doing good deeds for others -- 10 good deeds, to be exact. Why? "There are a lot of unhappy people in the world," she says, "so if I do something nice for someone, hopefully they will pay it forward.
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Lily's ten acts of kindness are very significant. They include collecting and delivering canned goods to Love Chapel; leave change in random vending machines; work at a hot meal site; make cards and deliver them to a senior center or nursing home; drop off a roll of quarters at a local laundromat; donate coloring books and crayons to the pediatric floor of the hospital; bake and deliver cookies to local fire stations, and volunteer at the humane society. An example for all of us?