You’ve undoubtedly heard the idiom, “It leaves a good taste in your mouth,” or a variant of it, referring to something being very pleasing.
It might be the hospitality of those living in an area you visit, offering you an unsolicited but much appreciated gift of kindness. They make you feel welcome and acknowledge your presence in their piece of the world.
It could be the unselfish attitude of someone who steps in to help out when there is a real need, such as being courteous to an individual who is facing a disability or hardship. Giving up a seat to someone waiting in line and who has an ailment or injury comes to mind. Or maybe donating time, money, or effort.
Then again, maybe it’s just being a part of a local community or event. There are thousands of ways to join in. That action itself might be the feel-good that gives you a lift.
Here are some recent examples from Oklahoma locations that do just that.
Organizations, such as civic clubs, do wonderful work for their communities and citizens. There is a lot of energy in the most successful of these groups, and they can help a lot of people.
Passing it along
In Durant, the Lion’s Club holds an annual fundraiser to help get eye exams and glasses for those who need them. A tasty spaghetti dinner normally feeds about 1,000 people, club officials say.
But they also fund scholarships and have programs such as the Lion’s Toy Box.
This year, the Toy Box had a little extra in it, thanks to the generosity of country music’s Aaron Tippin, the Durant Daily Democrat reports.