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kingkeld

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Posted: 02 Jan 2013, 02:35
Hey gang,

I wanted to share this with you guys.

In Denmark, there is a very nice little phenomenon going on, and it's spreading very nicely. I love it.

The whole thing started with a book, and is now a pretty big thing on Facebook, and in real like. It's becoming a "term" that people use.

Now, forgive the crude language, but the thing we call it is "f##king Flink". Please remember, that the F-bomb is a common word in Denmark (don't ask), and in no way as offensive as it is in the US and other places.

I think I'll choose to translate it to "Frickin' Nice" ("Flink" means "nice" in Danish).

Basically, it's awareness about being nice to each other. It's about taking that extra step to do something for someone else.

Then, when we experience it, we report it on the Facebook page, we tell each other about it, inspire and get inspired. I simply love this idea.

A quick look at the facebook page tells the latest story: A mother and her 9 year old son are out shopping. It's the boy's birthday, and he has a good chunk of money he wants to spend on a toy.

At the train station they see a homeless man, asking for some change. They rush by him like everyone else, but then the boy asks his mom why the guy was sitting there.

She explains the situation, that he is without a home and is asking for a little change for food and shelter.

Then the boy promptly asks for 50 kroner (something like 10 dollars) from his mom, because he wants to give them to the guy. "He needs food, I don't need toys", was his argument.

Mom gives him 50 kroner from her own pocked, so the kid still gets his toy, and he gets to go back and hand over a donation.

What a heart warming little story.

This goes along with hundreds of other stories, princes on white horses changing tires for strangers in the rain, christmas presents from strangers after they heard of a family who were robbed of all their gifts, etc.

I think we can all learn from these stories, and we can all do something extra. This is the reason for this topic.

I suggest that you, if and when you see something similar (or DO something similar), report below. I am sure we'd all love to hear these stories, big or small.

Life is good. Let's be Frickin' Nice! Smile

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"Losing weight is never about eating as little as possible"
- Kingkeld.
"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
― Eleanor Roosevelt
"Do. Or do not. There is no trying."
- Master Yoda.

I went from morbidly obese to being the owner of TABDIG - a weight loss coaching service that helps people worldwide losing weight. It's been an amazing journey. From October 4th 2010 to April 3rd 2012 I lost half my body weight - 80 kilos/170 lbs. Since then, I have had two cosmetic surgeries to remove excess skin. I have now quadrupled my strength, gained several kilos in muscle mass, and today I focus on building muscle, optimizing my diet, living healthy and helping people to reach the very same goals. I am stronger, healthier, thinner, happier! If you feel that you need help losing weight, don't hesitate to send me an inbox message.
jsfantome

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Posted: 02 Jan 2013, 06:07
AAAWWWWW! I love this!!! (I am such a sap!) But I do think the world will be a better place, when we take time to think of others. And not just 'think'... but DO something Frickin' Nice! Smile
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selenap20

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Posted: 02 Jan 2013, 06:19
I was at the dmv taking my test for my motorcycle endorsement after failing twice. Sad I finally passed and got to the counter and didn't have enough cash to pay for my license, I would have to leave and take it over to find an atm to get the 2.25 I was short.. A woman next to me covered the extra without batting an eye and even asked if I needed more (thinking I didn't have any more money). Granted it was only a few dollars, im sure many of us have seen people in that situation and all you're thinking is "this person is holding up the line!" It was so heart warming for me, I hugged that lady.
BHA

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Posted: 02 Jan 2013, 06:31
Love this..thanks for sharing..It makes you feel good when you do for others...and don't expect any thing in return..but you know what??..you get paid back in some way..Surprised)

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Posted: 02 Jan 2013, 07:00
I TRIED to do a FN thing on NYE and was rejected - does that count? Mom & child in front of me were $6 short on what the WIC card would cover and the clerk was taking milk back to lower the total. I handed the clerk the cash but the woman refused. She didn't speak English so I didn't understand her explanation for 'no' and she showed me she DID have other milk in her cart. I guess it was okay - they didn't go without Nor take unnecessary advantage of the kindess of strangers. Oh well - will try again.


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kingkeld

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Posted: 02 Jan 2013, 07:11
Selenap20 - what a great story!
FullaBella - it DEFINITELY counts!
What great little stories. This is EXACTLY what I'm talking about. I think we all get paid back in full when we do these little things. Call it good karma, "what goes around comes around", etc.
Thanks for sharing! I hope we can keep this thread going - let's motivate each other to be FRICKIN' NICE. Smile

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"Losing weight is never about eating as little as possible"
- Kingkeld.
"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
― Eleanor Roosevelt
"Do. Or do not. There is no trying."
- Master Yoda.

I went from morbidly obese to being the owner of TABDIG - a weight loss coaching service that helps people worldwide losing weight. It's been an amazing journey. From October 4th 2010 to April 3rd 2012 I lost half my body weight - 80 kilos/170 lbs. Since then, I have had two cosmetic surgeries to remove excess skin. I have now quadrupled my strength, gained several kilos in muscle mass, and today I focus on building muscle, optimizing my diet, living healthy and helping people to reach the very same goals. I am stronger, healthier, thinner, happier! If you feel that you need help losing weight, don't hesitate to send me an inbox message.
worm2butterf...

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Posted: 02 Jan 2013, 07:28
King--In the US I've often heard of this same thing, but we call it "paying it forward". There is actually a movie out there called by this same name that is really good. Often when someone does something nice for someone--IE: change a flat tire, etc. you will be offered something to pay for your time and strangers will say "no, I don't want anything, just pay it forward." Meaning--do something nice for someone else for absolutely no reason. I've heard some people paying for the person behind them in a drive through line at a fast food restaurant or a toll road, or parking garage. The person may or may not need the money, but by doing something nice for someone you don't know hopefully will cause the love spread to others.
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kingkeld

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Posted: 02 Jan 2013, 07:46
Butterfly, you're so right. I use the "pay it forward" term on a regular basis. It's pretty much the same thing. Unexpected friendliness. I see a lot of what we're doing here on FatSecret as a kind of paying it forward. We help and support each other, in a friendly evironment, for absolutely free. All we get out of it is a fair share of the friendliness paid forward from other users. We thrive on it, and many (most?) of us wouldn't get near the finish line without it. Let's not for get ourselves, here and now. Smile

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"Losing weight is never about eating as little as possible"
- Kingkeld.
"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
― Eleanor Roosevelt
"Do. Or do not. There is no trying."
- Master Yoda.

I went from morbidly obese to being the owner of TABDIG - a weight loss coaching service that helps people worldwide losing weight. It's been an amazing journey. From October 4th 2010 to April 3rd 2012 I lost half my body weight - 80 kilos/170 lbs. Since then, I have had two cosmetic surgeries to remove excess skin. I have now quadrupled my strength, gained several kilos in muscle mass, and today I focus on building muscle, optimizing my diet, living healthy and helping people to reach the very same goals. I am stronger, healthier, thinner, happier! If you feel that you need help losing weight, don't hesitate to send me an inbox message.
Sherillynn

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Posted: 02 Jan 2013, 10:24
I paid for a guy behind me in line at McDonald's once as part of a Pay It Forward and he chased me with his truck to say thanks! It was really funny!
I love these stories. What an inspirational post!
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selenap20

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Posted: 02 Jan 2013, 14:06
so I think this post is giving off good juju because I just went grocery shopping and stopped at the deli to get some sliced turkey, I asked for the sale store brand and it was AWFUL, franken-turkey to be exact. I told her I would go ahead and fit the bill for the all natural stuff because I didn't want to die. She walked over to me and handed me the turkey and said I went ahead and charged you for the store brand but the good stuff is in there. Score! store brand was 3.99lb organic stuff 9.99lb, that was definitely a victory. I need to figure out a way to pay it back asap.
kingkeld

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Posted: 02 Jan 2013, 18:20
Nice! Smile

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"Losing weight is never about eating as little as possible"
- Kingkeld.
"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
― Eleanor Roosevelt
"Do. Or do not. There is no trying."
- Master Yoda.

I went from morbidly obese to being the owner of TABDIG - a weight loss coaching service that helps people worldwide losing weight. It's been an amazing journey. From October 4th 2010 to April 3rd 2012 I lost half my body weight - 80 kilos/170 lbs. Since then, I have had two cosmetic surgeries to remove excess skin. I have now quadrupled my strength, gained several kilos in muscle mass, and today I focus on building muscle, optimizing my diet, living healthy and helping people to reach the very same goals. I am stronger, healthier, thinner, happier! If you feel that you need help losing weight, don't hesitate to send me an inbox message.
kingkeld

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Posted: 03 Jan 2013, 03:09
After working out, bicycling, sending Wife off to work this morning, I decided to see if I could get another hour or two of sleep. I woke up first time at 1 AM last night, and didn't sleep any further. Well, I got to sleep. Too much, so I woke up scary close to work time. Rushing to get ready, I suppose I looked a little frazzled coming in to work. A coworker saw me, and followed me, with a cup of coffee. As I got to my office, she said "You look like you had a crazy morning. Here's a cup of coffee. Black, right?". Now, that is service, and that is Frickin' Nice. Thanks! Smile

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"Losing weight is never about eating as little as possible"
- Kingkeld.
"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
― Eleanor Roosevelt
"Do. Or do not. There is no trying."
- Master Yoda.

I went from morbidly obese to being the owner of TABDIG - a weight loss coaching service that helps people worldwide losing weight. It's been an amazing journey. From October 4th 2010 to April 3rd 2012 I lost half my body weight - 80 kilos/170 lbs. Since then, I have had two cosmetic surgeries to remove excess skin. I have now quadrupled my strength, gained several kilos in muscle mass, and today I focus on building muscle, optimizing my diet, living healthy and helping people to reach the very same goals. I am stronger, healthier, thinner, happier! If you feel that you need help losing weight, don't hesitate to send me an inbox message.
ZippyDani

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Posted: 03 Jan 2013, 10:35
Me and the Teen were JUST talking about this!! It's a big theme in Les Mis, which I just took her to see on the urging (and extra credit offer) of one of her teachers. Kindness is HUGE in my book, and paying it forward, which she didn't know the term. Keld, I like yours better F**king Flink! I'm using it! I've had, more than once, someone pick up my coffee tab in the drive thru. I think I might be behind in PIF, but it'll get done tomorrow.
IDK about y'all, but this past Christmas has seemed a "kinder, gentler" season than years past. Maybe it's because I didn't HAVE TO go out to shop for my gifts, and wasn't under pressure to get the right item or disappoint the munchkin. I hate that our holiday season is of late comprised of people willing to literally fight for an item. That's not what Christmas is about. My holidays over the past few years have begun on Black Friday, and kind of get a little Charlie Brown gloomy. I get stressed and not in an energetic way, just in the "I'll be better when the holidays are over" kind of way, and I don't like that feeling. I think Linus actually did speak to me this year, Linus and The Grinch. They're both similarly themed "Welcome, Christmas, bring your cheer. Cheer to all Whos far and near. Christmas Day is in our grasp, so long as we have hands to clasp. Christmas Day will always be just as long as we have we. Welcome Christmas while we stand, heart to heart, and hand in hand." That REALLY spoke to me this year, and when I was out shopping amidst the public (generally I don't like crowds), I was smiling, happy to purchase the overpriced items for my daughters and husband, happy to meet each face with a smile, each transaction with a "Thank you! Merry Christmas!" Not sure what the difference was, maybe more of a conscious choice on my own part. The mall-going crowd at large annoys the crap out of me. But this holiday season, I was cheerful. My heart lighter. More excited for the coming looks when my kids and my love opened their unknown gifts. And let me end here with this: there was maybe only once or twice that my "Merry Christmas" to a shop clerk or other person did not get answered back with the same. So all that media crapola about employees not being allowed to say Merry Christmas is exactly that. It's bullsnot. If someone says it to me, I'm going to say it back. I have friends of every religious persuation, and not one did not appreciate my sentiment and well wishes. As Bill and Ted are keen to say "Be Excellent To Each Other!" If we can be excellent, we'll get excellent in return. Carry on, my FS friends!!
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philanddeb

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Posted: 03 Jan 2013, 15:14
selenap20 wrote:
I was at the dmv taking my test for my motorcycle endorsement after failing twice. Sad I finally passed and got to the counter and didn't have enough cash to pay for my license, I would have to leave and take it over to find an atm to get the 2.25 I was short.. A woman next to me covered the extra without batting an eye and even asked if I needed more (thinking I didn't have any more money). Granted it was only a few dollars, im sure many of us have seen people in that situation and all you're thinking is "this person is holding up the line!" It was so heart warming for me, I hugged that lady.


Firstly, I took a second look when I saw "motorcycle!" Gulp! Good for you! Kinda scary for me, but awesome. Secondly, I really like the way you convey your personality in your writing! Reading your post just made my day!
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philanddeb

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Posted: 03 Jan 2013, 15:25
worm2butterfly2012 wrote:
King--In the US I've often heard of this same thing, but we call it "paying it forward". There is actually a movie out there called by this same name that is really good. Often when someone does something nice for someone--IE: change a flat tire, etc. you will be offered something to pay for your time and strangers will say "no, I don't want anything, just pay it forward." Meaning--do something nice for someone else for absolutely no reason. I've heard some people paying for the person behind them in a drive through line at a fast food restaurant or a toll road, or parking garage. The person may or may not need the money, but by doing something nice for someone you don't know hopefully will cause the love spread to others.

Thank you for reminding me of this much loved film and the spirit in which you always have here on FS. You are so gentle and loveable.

I'd like to add a pay it forward that I was privileged to witness. Someone abandoned a frightened dog in the middle of a snowy night at a gas station / mini market out in the middle of nowhere. The dog wore a little bandana around his neck. He looked bewildered and worried. I saw a woman go into the store and come out with a sandwich to feed the dog. She tore it into tiny bites for him. She sat down on the icy cement with him and bonded while he ate. The next part made me cry. That dog finished his dinner and leaned his head right into her chest and she wrapped her arms around him. I cried those tranquil tears of fervor that I believe comes straight from God's heart to ours.

I knew that dog was with an angel and that he'd never have to worry again about where his owner was or where his next meal was coming from.

God bless the good stewards of living things.
"Time and pressure; strength and courage; and most of all things, God"
kingkeld

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Posted: 03 Jan 2013, 22:59
What amazing stories. Thanks for sharing. Man, I love this theme. So inspirational - and everything counts, large and small, from saving the life of a person or animal, to a nice gesture, or a valiant action. Smile

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"Losing weight is never about eating as little as possible"
- Kingkeld.
"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
― Eleanor Roosevelt
"Do. Or do not. There is no trying."
- Master Yoda.

I went from morbidly obese to being the owner of TABDIG - a weight loss coaching service that helps people worldwide losing weight. It's been an amazing journey. From October 4th 2010 to April 3rd 2012 I lost half my body weight - 80 kilos/170 lbs. Since then, I have had two cosmetic surgeries to remove excess skin. I have now quadrupled my strength, gained several kilos in muscle mass, and today I focus on building muscle, optimizing my diet, living healthy and helping people to reach the very same goals. I am stronger, healthier, thinner, happier! If you feel that you need help losing weight, don't hesitate to send me an inbox message.
ZippyDani

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Posted: 04 Jan 2013, 11:38
PhilandDeb, you made me cry with that pooch story. I have my own fur babies, and no matter what "human suffering" story, animal stories make me cry HARDER. They're at the mercy of our world with only basic understanding, and when treated with kindness, it really does make a difference. The way they give love so unconditionally and unquestioningly, we humans should take a page. I've said it before... my dog, Gigi's, kisses have healing powers! So do her kitten brother's licks and purrs. I don't need chicken soup for my soul as long as they're around. <3
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fatoldlady

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Posted: 04 Jan 2013, 13:16
I love these stories. I watch the news every morning mainly to get the weather report but it is impossible to avoid all of the horrible "news" stories of the shootings, stabbings, accidents, theft, and general mayhem that happens in a big city. Its good to be reminded that what makes the news is the worse of human nature and there is a lot of good people out there.
SJacqueline

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Posted: 04 Jan 2013, 15:23
I agree, I love the good stories and the dog story brought tears to my eyes. I think there is a lot more good in this world than the news would have us believe.
kingkeld

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Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 02:46
Yesterday, on Facebook, I saw a posting in my feed - suggesting that the first five people to comment on it, and copy/paste the same post on their own timeline, would recieve a nice little something from the poster. It can essentially be anything, but something that shows that you care. The idea is of course a "frickin' nice" chain letter reaction, only we are hoping to give and to spread joy to thousands of people instead of receiving something ourselves. I was the first to respond, and I was happy to see responses - and reposts - on my timeline. Frickin' nice. Spread the joy. Smile What a great idea.

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"Losing weight is never about eating as little as possible"
- Kingkeld.
"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
― Eleanor Roosevelt
"Do. Or do not. There is no trying."
- Master Yoda.

I went from morbidly obese to being the owner of TABDIG - a weight loss coaching service that helps people worldwide losing weight. It's been an amazing journey. From October 4th 2010 to April 3rd 2012 I lost half my body weight - 80 kilos/170 lbs. Since then, I have had two cosmetic surgeries to remove excess skin. I have now quadrupled my strength, gained several kilos in muscle mass, and today I focus on building muscle, optimizing my diet, living healthy and helping people to reach the very same goals. I am stronger, healthier, thinner, happier! If you feel that you need help losing weight, don't hesitate to send me an inbox message.



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