Morgan Greenhalgh's Actively Caring Summary

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90 600
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My story starts with my best friend Maddy. At the University I attend, my friend Maddy is an education major and this year she started teaching high school students. Previously, she had taught middle school students and absolutely loved it and I knew not only were high school students more difficult, but she would have to completely change her teaching style. However, within a few weeks of teaching these students, she found that she loved teaching high school history classes and loved her new students. The reason why I decided to give my bracelet to Maddy was because one day, when her and I were hanging out and talking, she told me about how she was talking to her students and was giving them advice about college and graduate schools and inspiring them to pursue their passions in life. In addition, she would attend school games and outside activities to support her students. I then realized that compared to the other people I knew who were education majors, Maddy truly goes above and beyond for her students. Sure the other education majors like doing what they do and care about their students, but Maddy makes her major her life and truly cares about the well-being and success of her students. That is why I decided to give my bracelet to her and for her to pass on.

Self-transcendence in Indiana

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Wristband number: 
6 955
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My employer, Little Star Center (LSC), brought Dr. Geller to our rally as a speaker. I had not heard of the AC4P movement before today, but left feeling inspired by it and also by the words spoken by Dr. Geller, other speakers, and Little Star staff and families. The information that was shared with us is relevant to Little Star's values and the actualization of its goals. Today, Dr. Geller spoke of three C's: choice, competence, and community. What I took from these words is that we, as agents of actively caring for people and employees of LSC, need to offer individuals and their families the opportunity to make choices, feel competent, and have a sense of community. By doing so, we are empowering them to be, have, and seek more than what society may expect of them. This message is not limited to any one group, either. This message is important for every person to share. Make others feel competent. Make others feel special. Embrace others. Empower others. I hope that we seize this opportunity, not with a sense of obligation, but because we want and CHOOSE to share this mentality and message. It is each individual's decision to actively care for others and set an example for the people around him/her. It is each individual's decision to recognize when another person engages in active caring and pass this bracelet and its message on. I am optimistic that this bracelet, but more importantly, what it symbolizes, is going to inspire others, too.

A great surprise

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Wristband number: 
502 748
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I was attending the Keep America Beautiful Conference and stop to chat with Scott Geller and he shared the story of the bracelets. He then took one off his wrist and gave it to me....I feel very blessed. I am looking to pass this on soon!

Night Out

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Wristband number: 
94 843
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I work as a bartender at JWthirty's in downtown morgantown. It was over the weekend so there was still a few people at the bar drinking. A few of the bartenders and I take notice of a girl outside walking back from the bars with two boys. All three happen to stop into our bar, because I guess the girl had to use the bathroom. We don't really pay attention for too long so we get back to serving the rest of the people at the bar. The girl walks out of the bathroom clearly intoxicated, with her pants down to her ankles. She had no idea where she was or how she got there. One of the servers ran over to the girl and tried to help her put her pants back up to her waist. As she lead the young girl into the bathroom we called 911 behind the bar. The two boys ditched the girl; i guess their plan with her didn't go the way they wanted to and thank god it didn't. This girl was only 17 years old, she was drugged and manipulated into a situation she never intended to be in. I gave my bracelet to the server at the bar. Without her taking notice of the girl coming out of the bathroom and immediately running to her rescue the girl could have hurt herself or exposed herself even further.

tire help

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69 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
120 441
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I was stranded on the side of the road. My tire had blown out, and I didn't know how to change it. As I was sitting on the side of the road, hopeless, a stranger pulled up alongside me. He asked me if I needed help, and I said yes. Without hesitation he parked his car in front of mine and helped me put the donut on my car. I was so grateful. If not for his help, I don't know how long I would have been there. It was a simple act, but it was impactful. He shook my hand, wished me a good day and left. As he was leaving, I remembered the green bracelet I had received in one of my school classes, meant to be given to someone who I observed being kind. I asked him to wait, and grabbed the bracelet from the backpack in my trunk. After explaining the purpose of the gesture, the mans face lit up. He thanked me and said how he looked forward to passing it on to someone himself. He told me his name, Patrick, and then went on his way.

Help!

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Wristband number: 
82 213
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I saw my friend Kylie post on facebook about how she needed help later that night, I texted her and asked what she needed help on. She said she needed help lifting some boxes from point A to point B and was unable to do so because of how heavy it was and her back problem she has. I asked my big sister in my sorority if she wanted to help out Kylie that night and she was more than happy to do so. We went to Taco Bell before and my big sis, Sommer bought us all some nice TBELL before the hard part (lifting). This was the second act of kindness she did, the first one was stepping up to help out a friend. I am so happy to have a person like Sommer in my life that is always for helping out a friend in need no matter what.

AC4P

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100 008
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I just want to say first off I really had not paid attention to this AC4P when I first heard of it. We had a safety meeting and the safety man from Skanska came in to talk to us. After I heard they didn't want people to just point out when someone was messing up but they wanted you to look for people doing right and give them a pat on the back, I thought hey that's different, I started listening. I personally believe that this is a good idea and would like to promote the idea. I think it is awesome and it can be so much bigger than it already is. I love my community and care deeply about the future of Obion County because this is where a lot of my family and friends live. My family has been here for at least 5 generations and my Daughter is the 6th generation. We should all give more than we take if we can to make this a better place. So in the spirit of promoting this program, caring for my community and everyone in it, I would like to TAKE some time to GIVE back! ;) I would like to recognize my daughter for doing right and that I am very proud of her. She has been a Honor Roll student at Obion County Central High School, she is interested in Criminal Justice and is an intern at the Obion County Sheriff Department. She wants a career in law or civil service and has been accepted to University of Memphis. She is actively involved in sports and has taken on leadership roles because she cares so deeply about everyone. She is always helpful, dependable and caring of her family, friends and community. Thanks Alexis I love you and I am very proud of you for being such a awesome person.

Wooster wristband

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Wristband number: 
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Doc G. Gave me this wristband when I had a very interesting an positive conversation with him about his research at Virginia Tech. He demonstrated an act of kindness by giving me one of his books and talking with me, providing me with helpful information.

Caring Coworker and Friend

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Wristband number: 
120 449
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As I am going through a divorce and a difficult time as the divorce was finalized yesterday, my coworker gave me a hug and kind words that I didn't know I needed until I received them. Just his kindness in not knowing that I was in need of some comfort, was a caring touch that I was not expecting. He cared without me asking him to and encouraged me to keep looking forward, before he knew that I lacked all motivation to give up on a lot of things. The embrace of his hug was a fresh start of a new day, following one of the hardest days I've ever had.

Breaking the Remedial Math Barrier - Fast Forward Algebra

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Wristband number: 
1 059
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My name is Scott. I have taught developmental algebra at Jacksonville State University, AL for 15 years. Historically, MS100 has had very low passing rates and knocks many students out of completing their 4-yr degree. Jan brought NROC to JSU in 2012, and everything changed! She has been at the center of a cultural shift that links the Math Dept. and Learning Skills (where I teach) in the effort to smooth the transition from HS algebra to college algebra. Passing rates have shot up as a result. Jan has done this completely outside of her regular job requirements, just for the joy of seeing more students succeed. She truly represents the spirit of ac4p!

Louise

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104 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
4 569
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I was given my wristband by Scott Geller during his talk at ABAI in Chicago, I then brought the wrist band back with me to the UK. I am now wearing it and intend to spread the message of actively caring for people by passing my wrist band on when I see an act of kindness. The UK is currently very divided following the EU referendum, there has been a massive increase in racially motivated hate crime since the UK voted to leave the EU. Now is a time that the UK needs to actively care for each other to get us through this difficult time.
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Dr Scott Geller

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The Baltimore Hokie Club was fortunate enough to have Dr Scott Geller as our guest speaker at our annual scholars dinner. His speech was focused on "Actively Caring for People." It's such a powerful and moving message that is being spread across the world.
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Activity Caring Project: WVU

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Wristband number: 
121 849
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ID #: 100311 PSYC 379 Section 1 Actively Caring Project 4/14/16 Date of the Story: 2/10/2016 Bracelet #: 121849 On a bitterly cold February afternoon, I was on my way to lunch with a friend when I had just happened to witness a small act of kindness. We had briefly stopped outside of the Mountainlair to talk to a friend near a man who had been attempting to give out, not sell, copies of the Qur’an, the Muslim bible. Being the bitter morning it was, students had no trouble overlooking the man as they scurried their way into the warm buildings. As we talked, a young student had approached the man, much to the man’s delight. The student said he would only take a Qur’an and listen to its teachings if he could buy the man a warm meal and coffee. I overheard the man protest, not wanting any charity, but the student insisted. As the conversation with my friends ended, we began to walk into the lair for rood ourselves. Once settled, I had noticed the man and the student sitting together a few tables down, sharing a warm meal together as they talked and talked. Seeing this made me smile, and I was very happy I kept ACP bracelet on hand in case I witnessed this type of situation on campus. I waited around a little while after lunch, waiting for the right time to approach the student. I had caught him just after the two said their goodbyes and commended him for doing such a nice thing for a stranger, explaining I had secretly been noting their interaction. He was surprised someone had noticed and waved it off as just something to brightened his day. I gave him the bracelet and explained where to go, what to do, and he had no problem accepting it. I think we both were excited to where it would end up.

Graduate School

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Wristband number: 
121 855
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I observed my girlfriend going out of her way to be extra kind to one of her classmates who had not been offered admission into a graduate program yet. She reassured her classmate that she still had a chance of getting into a program, and that she could get off the waitlist at WVU. She also told her that people who face challenges end up being stronger in the end. If she didn’t get in this time, she can take a year off and re-apply. During this year off she can focus on herself and improve her chances of getting into a program. I felt like this was a very nice thing for her to do.

Good Deeds Don't Go Unnoticed

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386 users have voted.
Wristband number: 
94 844
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It was Valentine's Day weekend in Morgantown, WV when I witnessed this heart felt act of kindness. My Boyfriend and I had decided to go to a local restaurant for brunch on High Street, a common street for homeless people of the city to reside. It was rather cold outside that day as well for snow had fallen earlier in the week. When we first arrived at the restaurant, we noticed a homeless man sitting on a stoop by our car. We smiled at him, but moved along as he seemed to be occupied. During brunch, my boyfriend had decided to order an extra entree to be taken out at the end of our meal. I thought nothing of it. However, when we were done eating at the restaurant and were walking back to our car, the act of kindness occurred. My boyfriend had really ordered the meal for the homeless man. He went over to him, gave him the food, and wished him a happy Valentine's Day. The man was extremely grateful. But then we noticed something else. The man also had a dog that he was hiding in his coat. With the act of kindness not stopping there, my boyfriend then decided to walk over to the pet store, grab a can of dog food, and bring it back to the man for the dog. The homeless man was in tears. That is the moment I knew to pass the wristband on.

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