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This question may seem a bit silly, but I have my reasons.
I can think of a few things but I like to keep those anonymous.
Were they personal gestures, like putting a blanket on them while they slept?
I dunno, recently I fixed someone's computer without them knowing, and it got me to thinking about a movement I tried starting in 2008 called The Love Project.

rowens

Maybe putting someone's cigarette out when they fall asleep is something that I can put here.

This seems like a trick question. Like what Todd said.

Paying for things, food and money related things.

But I feel both the urge to write about it here, and kind of guilty for mentioning it.
I understand that, but I have a terrible curiosity for this. Since we're online, there's already a sort of anonymity that's supplied behind avatars and text.
Well, I'm less anonymous than some online. It's the typical stuff which I'm sure a lot of people do. When you're in a good position and you see people struggling you help them. You try to be invisible about it so they don't feel like they're a charity case because they're not really. People go through tough times. When they have kids I feel bad. People get desperate. I've been there. When I'm not there I help...Again, I'm sure that's pretty normal.
I'm a mother, I don't get the luxury of keeping a tally. Whether people notice it or not, nice things still happen. It's admirable to make it a project but I kind of thought it was just a normal part of being a decent human being.
Naw, this thread was a curiosity thing. The project is more of a feel good "I'm going to send you anonymous shit" sort of deal. Perhaps even a little selfish.
Nicest thing I've ever done without the other knowing huh? Well I did clean up someone's house because she doesn't know how to.
Tidied the living room and kitchen. Made dinner for younger brother when dad was away; he was on the PC (which is in the kitchen) at the time, so even though I prepared our meals a few feet away he just saw that there was food on the table and assumed dad had prepared itBig Grin
I lied to social services - it may not sound like the right choice out of context but it kept someone close to me safe from harming them self more out of everything falling apart. The lie was like a bandage till the situation healed enough to fix itself, instead of aliens coming in and taking everything away with out a full understanding of what was happening and why.
gave to a couple of charities,

beat someone's father up etc, etc, but in general, nothing, i just am who i am. if my friends need help, they know where i am.
It was in January 1997. My father (adoptive father) was just recovering from heart surgery. He lived on machinery. He looked like a baby; he was not really back to life but for once I could pay him back all the fine things he had given me. He was half-awake and he was so thirsty and I let him drink.

I'm quite sure he does not remember this but I do.
;-) That does not count Hollylove.You must share a good deed you did. Kisses and now tell. ,-)
when my daughter was about 6 or 7 (about 25 year ago) we'd gone down to london to watch a musical calls cats by A. L. Webber. we took both kids but this is about the youngest. we gave her 5 pounds (English currency) so she could get something for herself from the shops. ( five pound then was a lot of money) so...we were doing the shopping thing before hitting the theatre. as we passed a down and out in a doorway, (who was an obvious piss head wino) lyndzy started crying, when i asked her what was wrong, she said "i want to give that sick man my money but you said it was for clothes." i was fuming inside and wanted to explain that the tramp was some lazy bastard wino blah blah blah, but she was my daughter and i loved her and i knew it would somehow make her lose that kind of innocence all to quickly, so i said go on then give him. which she did. her face lit up but not as much as the wino's Big Grin i gave her another fiver to spend and told her if she tried to give it away, i'd go back and take the money off the wino who got a windfall.
(01-23-2013, 10:37 AM)billy Wrote: [ -> ]when my daughter was about 6 or 7 (about 25 year ago) we'd gone down to london to watch a musical calls cats by A. L. Webber. we took both kids but this is about the youngest. we gave her 5 pounds (English currency) so she could get something for herself from the shops. ( five pound then was a lot of money) so...we were doing the shopping thing before hitting the theatre. as we passed a down and out in a doorway, (who was an obvious piss head wino) lyndzy started crying, when i asked her what was wrong, she said "i want to give that sick man my money but you said it was for clothes." i was fuming inside and wanted to explain that the tramp was some lazy bastard wino blah blah blah, but she was my daughter and i loved her and i knew it would somehow make her lose that kind of innocence all to quickly, so i said go on then give him. which she did. her face lit up but not as much as the wino's Big Grin i gave her another fiver to spend and told her if she tried to give it away, i'd go back and take the money off the wino who got a windfall.


learned 2 new idioms/expressions a down and out (love the Orwell novel) and windfall. And 5 pounds (even if translated into €), dear sir, is still a lot of money to me. ;-) won't waste it on clothes of course.
What is the nicest thing you've ever done for someone without their knowledge?

Is it wrong to say: I didn't kill them your honor.

...and believe me a jury of my peers would have.
Returned home in the middle of a university term to visit my (divorced, living at opposite sides of the city) parents. Found my mum was away for the weekend and that I wouldn't see her, so cooked what must've been a fortnight's worth of meals, soups and stews and so on, and put them in individual containers in the freezer, because she works too much and doesn't have time to eat properly, half the time. Never sure if she realised that I did that or if she just thought she'd forgotten about food she'd already made, but still, that's where the 'without their knowledge' bit comes in, I suppose.
that's lovely :]

PeaceGirl Wilkins

I used to randomly make baked goods for my friends and teachers at school but, I guess they eventually found out because if I never said who it was from, they probably wouldn't've eaten it. (Can't blame them. lol)

I'm also good for leaving money around in pants pockets, cupholders in cars, jackets, and drawers to make it seem like the person just forgot they placed it there Big Grin
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