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The very first Altruism was brought to me, I
didn't initiate it. I tried to start prior Altruisms but was yet to hear
from them and decided I would like to invoke a favorite project of mine,
PostSecret, as a tool to spread the word of Altruismed.com. I went to a
local Barnes and Noble with the intent of leaving an Altruism card in a
PostSecret book with the message, "I hope this affects
I'm the *business name removed for privacy* girl. When I ripped the paper off, I didn't realize the name of my work was on there or that anyone would be as bothered as to do something. I'm okay. Sometimes, I'm not. And that moment of writing and placing my secret in the book was a not okay time. However, regardless of why, you actually caring and taking the time to go to my work to make sure I was okay means a lot. It shows me that the world isn't just some horrible place with horrible people. But, even strangers can be the most caring people of all. I guess it's because strangers really see you. They don't know your past or what mistakes you've made. All they see is what is right in front of them.
Thank you, honestly.
The e-mail from Jackie brought tears to my eyes and a bit of relief
but by her tone I could still clearly see her depression. Over the
course of a few e-mails I offered assistance in setting up an
appointment with a professional counselor.
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