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7/31/14 3:27 P

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Thoughtful of DH and picked up a snack that should be ok for him at the store today.

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7/31/14 7:25 A

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It will be a very busy day for me so being THOUGHTFUL will be a challenge but well worth it. Just the word calms my anxiety!


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Be THOUGHTFUL today with anyone you meet - friend, family, co-worker, client, customer, service worker or stranger...or yourself. At any rate, being thoughtful of others will make you feel good. Enjoy the experience


At work today, so will work on being thoughtful with all my co-workers and enjoy the AC building that I am working in.

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7/31/14 6:07 A

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In the office today, which is always a challenge. Today I will be thoughtful of my co-workers especially those who are challenging.

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Sorry this is late. I don't have internet service at my present apartment so have to wait until I'm at work.

Be THOUGHTFUL today with anyone you meet - friend, family, co-worker, client, customer, service worker or stranger...or yourself. At any rate, being thoughtful of others will make you feel good. Enjoy the experience

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Be THOUGHTFUL of others today - be sure to offer thanks, help someone with a bag or package, hold a door - just do some little things that can make a difference. Remember how you feel when someone just does a thoughtful little thing for you.

Going to get a cup of coffee in your workplace cafeteria or kitchen? Ask the co-worker in your space or next office if they would like something.

Running an errand to a drug store or grocery store? Check with a neighbor of family member to see if they need something while you are there.

Like to do yardwork? Help someone who is weeding or cleaning up their yard.

Be sure to compliment someone at the drive-thru window, laundramat, grocery store cashier, etc...


Thank you Mauri for the challenge...I WILL be diligent with this task today.

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Be THOUGHTFUL of others today - be sure to offer thanks, help someone with a bag or package, hold a door - just do some little things that can make a difference. Remember how you feel when someone just does a thoughtful little thing for you.

Going to get a cup of coffee in your workplace cafeteria or kitchen? Ask the co-worker in your space or next office if they would like something.

Running an errand to a drug store or grocery store? Check with a neighbor of family member to see if they need something while you are there.

Like to do yardwork? Help someone who is weeding or cleaning up their yard.

Be sure to compliment someone at the drive-thru window, laundramat, grocery store cashier, etc...

You get the picture...and let me start by saying to you:

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Thanks Mauri, now I am feeling better about just taking care of "me" today and planning my next year with Spark.
I think I have taken care of the others.
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12/26/13 10:49 A

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Wonderful ways of being thoughtful Mauri. I will certainly work at remembering how blessed I am and that it is often because of the others.

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Let's continue the spirit of the holidays by being thoughtful today...it can take any form.

Perform a random act of kindness.

If you have a neighbor who isn't able to clear sn*w or get to an appointment or store, maybe you can take them or run the errand for them.

If you are one of those folks to whom UPS or FedEx didn't deliver before Christmas, instead of getting angry, spend time remembering/reminding how we truly should measure the holiday.

Do something nice for yourself! Give yourself the day off from running errands or doing chores at home.

Any other ideas?

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10/10/13 6:00 P

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I did do some thoughtful things today, but I prefer to remain anonymous about them. Let just say they blessed my spirit as much as they blessed the other person.

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Is there someone for whom you'd like to do something to pick up their day, going through a difficult time, even if it is you? Make today THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY by taking action and doing it. When someone says something nice about what I have done or who I am, it can change my day. Be THOUGHTFUL about changing someone's day.
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Today I will reach out to a few of our survivors who are on the periphery because of their quirky or needy personalities. This is our big weekend, Flames of Hope(tm): A Celebration of Life. It starts tomorrow evening and runs through mid-afternoon Sunday. These women, because of their quirks, can be a bit lonely. I'm going to invite them to spend some time with me on the Hope Bus and hopefully make them feel that they are not alone.

Since I talk about work & this weekend so much, if you'd like an idea, here's a link to our crazy IMAX movie we made & ran at the local IMAX last week. I would start it at 4:15, if you don't have lots of time...and definitely at least get to our "gypsy." I am the person who speaks of the Starfish Project.

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Mauri - it sounds like just what the doctor ordered for you! I hope it goes beautifully. I will work on this challenge as well. Thank you!

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lol Mauri...thinking of you as you work on being thoughtful in the office today.

Mauri...I just want to say thank you so much for always being such a wonderful inspiration. When I grow up, I want to be just as giving and loving as you are. Hugs.

Thank you for the challenge, I will put it into practice today.

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Be THOUGHTFUL to others day - lend a helping hand, compliment someone, offer thanks to people in service industries, do something to surprise those you love - and then do something THOUGHTFUL for yourself.
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I am going to try to practice these for anyone who presents a challenge to me today. Can you guess that I am in the office today? LOL

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5/31/13 7:37 A

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For me it's the summer social gatherings - cookouts, picnics, etc.

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When I was younger I was always annoyed when my grandmother called me several times in one day or if I saw her pass by my place without stopping. She was simply checking on me one way or the other. But as she has gotten older and her health has worsened over the years,I have learned how to appreciated it knowing that she is doing okay. I never knew her fear for storms until a few years ago. When the weather is forecatsed to be real bad, she usually stays with one of her daughters. She stayed with my aunt the past two nights but is home tonight. I just got of the phone reassuring her that the weather will be okay but she can call me anytime.

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Wanda, those are the drinks that I meant. Alcoholic drinks never entered my mind since I don't imbibe. LOL

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Mauri...for me it's the "calories" that I end up drinking. (and no not alcohol ones). It's the iced capps, the smoothies, the cold drinks on a hot day!

Great challenge, makes me more mindful.

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As Wanda wrote, we can tell summer is on our heels. Have you thought what you need to adjust in your lifestyle to stay your course?

For me it is keeping an eye on those summer foods like ice cream, frozen drinks, and cookout foods.

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Today I checked with my landlord before I went grocery shopping at 6:30 AM to be sure he has all he needs during the sn*wstorm.

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A very good challenge Mauri.

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Since most of us seem to be in sn*w zones, whether in the US or Canada, be THOUGHTFUL today...

Check on a neighbor
If you are going to the food mart or pharmacy, check if a neighbor or friend may need something while you are there
If you're able, help an elderly neighbor clear a path

Think about things you might be able to do for someone who is preparing or affected by a storm.

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Shared some home baked cookies with my 87 yo neighbor and returned his recycle & trash bins to his yard.

Called 2 of the Hope Bus volunteers to wish them a happy 2013.

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I surprised my neighbor with a dozen healthly cranberry oatmeal cookies.

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I said a prayer, while on my morning walk, for the safe return of a dog to its family. The owner had stopped and asked me if I'd seen their missing pet. I feel close to God when I'm in nature and feel certain that I was heard.

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Hey Shiri, I too will be house bound most of the day. How about calling someone you haven't talked to in awhile or bake cookies for a neighbor? I think I will bake some healthly cookies today and take them across the street.

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If the opportunity presents it self I will, but will pretty much be staying in the apartment the rest of the day.

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Mauri...I will take your challenge of thoughtfulness and put it into action in my life today. Thank you.
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First Thursday of 2013...Be thoughtful of others today.

Before speaking, think of how it will sound.
Help someone at work or at home.
Perform a random act of kindness for a stranger.
Visit someone today.
If you don't work and are able to get out of your home or apartment, volunteer for an hour or two at a local non-profit organization, a soup kitchen, your church, etc.

From personal experience, I know the reward is much greater to my spirit than to the person for whom I do something.

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what you do everyday counts more than what you do once in awhile." --Gretchen Rubin

What are 2 things you do occasionally that you'd like to make regular habits? How will you do it?

1. Swimming....I would love to get back into swimming....if the pool and my work times would only cooperate. I need to find a solution.
2. Visiting others blogs. I need to set aside a time when I get home from work to spend even 15 minutes checking out blogs on the team.

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what you do everyday counts more than what you do once in awhile." --Gretchen Rubin

What are 2 things you do occasionally that you'd like to make regular habits? How will you do it?

I don't get up and get enough physical activities,, I will make a conserted effort to move more at least 10 minutes every hour

2. I need to do more upper body exercises. I do them, just not on a regular basis. I need to work them into my TV time while watching the news. or on the computer





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"what you do everyday counts more than what you do once in awhile." --Gretchen Rubin

What are 2 things you do occasionally that you'd like to make regular habits? How will you do it?

I have to admit lately I am struggling with tracking my food and exercise and also being consistent, I know this is not the way to reach my goal and I've got to break the inconsistent pattern I seem to be in.

I need to lean on my Heavenly Father for support and strength to help me become an all around better person, spiritually, physically and emotionally.

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"what you do everyday counts more than what you do once in awhile." --Gretchen Rubin

What are 2 things you do occasionally that you'd like to make regular habits? How will you do it?

1. I need to pick up the phone and call my aunt more frequently. I will schedule the phone call on my calendar so that I don't forget to do it.

2. I need to do more upper body exercises. I do them, just not on a regular basis. I need to work them into my TV time while watching the news.

Thanks Shirl.

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What are 2 things you do occasionally that you'd like to make regular habits? How will you do it?

1. I need to incorporate stretching, which is something I don't do very often, but know I should, so will check out the stretching exercises on Spark and find some I can do.

2. Taking time to pamper myself, this I rarely do.

What 2 things can you come up with?

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Get in some kind of exercise 5-6 days a week. Just have to make the time for it as it's important.

Be more consistent with getting 8 glasses of water daily. Will do this by making water my main drink.

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1. I want to walk 5 miles outside everyday
2. 8 hours of sleep per night

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"what you do everyday counts more than what you do once in awhile." --Gretchen Rubin

What are 2 things you do occasionally that you'd like to make regular habits? How will you do it?

1. Upper body strength exercises...I will spend 10 minutes in the morning upon rising and 10 minutes at night before retiring doing some gentle stretches and upper body exercises.

2. Getting enough sleep...If I knew how to do this one, I would. I think I need to spend some time in Meditation before going to sleep, just as a way of relaxing my body and mind.




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"what you do everyday counts more than what you do once in awhile." --Gretchen Rubin

What are 2 things you do occasionally that you'd like to make regular habits? How will you do it?

1. Walking. I needed to get back to a daily walking routine. I will get up at 4:30 to walk for at least a half hour & wear my pedometer daily.

2. Water was never a problem for me but with so much work, I don't stop to drink just to get through the work pile. Beginning today, I will be sure to drink 6 glasses of water during work time. (I do drink in the morning & at night...water, that is.)



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Mauri...I saw your post of this on Facebook and loved it. How true it is. Thank you for reminding us that we need to use these attributes in our lives.
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So I have worked long days this week and am "cheating" on this theory...since "Surfing Rainbows" posted it on their FB page...but I loved it, shared it and think it's a great THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY challenge.

Sam Levenson (a comedian in the 1960s/70s) is quoted as saying,

"For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people."
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Our challenge today is to have attractive lips and lovely eyes all day! :)


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"Never underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."

Today do all of these acts at least once:

Touch someone. yes
Smile. yes
Share a kind word. yes
Listen. yes
Honestly compliment someone.
Practice a small act of caring for someone. yes

Great challenge Mauri, I'll check back in later today. Have a good day on the bus.

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What a great challenge Mauri....Have a wonderful day on the bus.Hugs.

"Never underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."

Today do all of these acts at least once:

Touch someone.
Smile.
Share a kind word.
Listen.
Honestly compliment someone.
Practice a small act of caring for someone.

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One of the members on another of my Spark teams shared a message on her Facebook page that just told me we should have a thoughtful Thursday. It reads:

"Never underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."

Today do all of these acts at least once:

Touch someone.
Smile.
Share a kind word.
Listen.
Honestly compliment someone.
Practice a small act of caring for someone.

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I am on the Hope Bus today so I will check back and let you know how I do.


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Betty, so sorry to read about your nephew's death. How wonderful that you visit her when you can. I have no doubts it means so much to her and will help her spirit and heart to heal.

Shirl, you are just such a beautifully compassionate and kind woman. It's a privilege to know you.

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I am so blessed that my job presents me with so many opportunities to be thoughtful and around people who are always so thoughtful.

To really challenge myself, I am being thoughtful to my co-worker who challenges me with her behavior everyday. Really is making me feel positive...and not because it's fun to see the shock on her face! :)

Now I need to figure out how to be thoughtful of me!

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Because of the craziness of my work life and my home computer issues, I believe a reminder to be thoughtful today would help me be more positive...so you can all come along for the ride!

Do something thoughtful for someone today...or for yourself...or just think before you speak or do.

A great reminder Mauri, thanks.

Betty I hope that the fact he had been in touch with her gives her some comfort and having you there for her. I can't imagine losing one of my children.

We are having Joyce down for supper tonight, she's still having a hard time of getting to feel like herself since her last sickness. Tomorrow will take her to get a few groceries after coffee hour and we'll probably stop for lunch, maybe that'll perk her up. For myself I took a nice long walk out at ALIVE this morning, trying to fight a headache, which is related to weather changes, but trying to push through it, don't want it ruining my day.

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Yes, I do agree

Do something thoughtful today and I have alot of things to be thankful for and to show support for several. Top of my list is my sister- oldest son died of heart attack two weeks ago no and I think it is finally hitting her. He lived about fifty miles from her and thru the years kind of lost touch with him but in last few months he had been calling her every Sunday night to say Hi Mom-- love you at the end of each call. She is a rock as many people thought. But this is third child she has lost. First one years ago was 11 months old died during the night, second one was girl who drowned at age 11yrs and now oldest at 54. So glad she got to be in touch with him but she did hold together at visitation and memorial but I am going to her house [20 miles away from me] every chance I get.

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Because of the craziness of my work life and my home computer issues, I believe a reminder to be thoughtful today would help me be more positive...so you can all come along for the ride!

Do something thoughtful for someone today...or for yourself...or just think before you speak or do.



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Thank you for your thoughtfulness, Wanda. I'm actually zonked with bronchitis...had to go for an x-ray today to be sure I don't have pneumonia...so truly do appreciate you covering...

Thoughtful acts - send emails to those who volunteered this weekend on the Hope Bus (since I worked all weekend).

Thoughtful by keeping my door closed not to spread nor annoy my co-workers.

Have to work on #3.


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Took GD to her doctor's appointment this morning as her mom was suppose to but she got called back to work.

Gave cookies and jelly filled doughnuts to GD to take home this morning.

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March 08 Thoughtful Thursday

Mauri is probably swamped with work since being away for a few days...I will practice some "thoughtfulness" and post the challenge for today *grin*

Your challenge: Find three ways that you can be thoughtful today. You can be anonymous or you can be open with your thoughtfulness. Just be thoughtful.

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My son is now home & I have just kind of let him be. No rigid rules. I have been there to talk when he has wanted to & have let him have his privacy when he has needed it.

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Joyce needs me to go to the bank, drug store and post office tomorrow for her, which I will do.

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March 1 Thoughtful Thursday

Ask yourself as you go through your day today "how can I be of service to those around me and in the circumstances I find myself throughout this day".

Listen to your intuition and allow yourself to be guided by it. It's those little random acts of thoughtfulness that contain major blessings.


Have a great day filled with blessings.

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I am a work in progress!

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Don't put off till tomorrow, what you can do today. (like cleaning my room, lol)

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I thanked my husband for feeding the dogs as I am having a hard time getting around

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“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.” – Henry David Thoreau

We love that quote. Actually, we love any quote that motivates people to follow their dreams. Truly words to live by. So since it’s Thoughtful Thursday, tell us: what words do you live by? Lets go, it’s time to share those words of wisdom!



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Thanks Mauri...I needed to hear these words.

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This whole week hasn't gone exactly like I had hoped for but it's ok, things that didn't get done sure aren't going anywhere and when I can get to them I will, there were more important things that needed taking care of.

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As it is early & do not get out much, I was thoughtful by letting my hubby sleep in on his day off!

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It is easy to be thoughtful of others...today take time to be thoughtful to yourself.

If you do something that makes you angry with yourself - forgive yourself.
If you stray from something you planned to do - let it go. Tomorrow is a new day.
If you forget something - the world will still be here - be compassionate with yourself.
If you have a day filled with responsibilities - plan 10 minutes to rest.
We know we are being thoughtful when we work towards our healthy lifestyles, but let today be a day of being thoughtful to your spirit.

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YAY, my favorite thing to do.

Does it count that my son dropped by today to move the rest of his stuff to his new digs and I helped with carrying boxes and such up from the basement and down from upstairs and out to his truck????

So I know that partly it was for my benefit...I got lots of extra steps in, but I'm hoping that it counts, even if it helps me too *grin*

I shared lots of laughs and giggles at work, helping to create a fun atmosphere at work. We are all so busy right now that having those moments lifts the stress abit.

I try to do random acts of kindness every day, not only does it make me feel great, it usually pleases the other person too, even when I do things secretly.

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Will see what opportunities come my way today! Even a smile can brighten the day of someone.

I took a church bulletin over to one of our ladies that hasn't been getting out to church, this Sunday I'll remember to pick her up a Sunday School paper also and we chatted for a little while, she use to live here right down the hall from us, and is such a sweet person.

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Since it is our first Thursday of 2012 let us start with performing a random act of kindness.

If shopping, let the person behind you with less to buy go ahead of you.
If you aren't going out today, surprise someone with a phone call.
Hold a door...greet a stranger with a smile...
What makes you feel good when someone is kind to you...do it for someone else.

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One of the best ways to ensure that your day is wonderful is to perform random acts of kindness. If you have never tried it before, now is the time. It's those little acts that often have the biggest impact in a person's life. Allow the day to bless you by being a participant in it.



Will have to see what develops today, BBL.

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Thoughtful Thursday:

Shirl...it is often the little things that have the most impact. How nice to be able to help someone out just by gifting them some laundry soap.

Sometimes random acts of kindness is just in the way you take the time to explain something to someone. I had the opportunity to explain the budgets to someone and why they really needed to look at the over all budget not the individual budgets. It resulted in a major shift in their understanding of how it worked.

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10/13/11 9:01 A

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Oct. 13 Thoughtful Thursday

One of the best ways to ensure that your day is wonderful is to perform random acts of kindness. If you have never tried it before, now is the time. It's those little acts that often have the biggest impact in a person's life. Allow the day to bless you by being a participant in it.

Gave the last of my laundry soap to Helen in the office, she had brought some laundry to work with her, but left her soap at home and wondered if I had any. It's a small thing, but saved her from having to run home.

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9/16/11 7:22 A

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Random acts of kindness...my favorite activity. Thanks Shirl.

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9/15/11 9:19 A

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September15 Thoughtful Thursday

One of the best ways to ensure that your day is wonderful is to perform random acts of kindness. If you have never tried it before, now is the time. It's those little acts that often have the biggest impact in a person's life. Allow the day to bless you by being a participant in it.

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8/4/11 9:50 A

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Wanda thank you for getting our daily challenge started today, was just heading here to post and now all I have to do is reply. That's an act of kindness when you step in and lend a helping hand.

Well it's not random but will be taking Joyce for groceries this morning. Hopefully other opportunites will present themselves during this day. Have a great thoughtul Thursday.

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8/4/11 9:37 A

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August 4 Thoughtful Thursday

One of the best ways to ensure that your day is wonderful is to perform random acts of kindness. If you have never tried it before, now is the time. It's those little acts that often have the biggest impact in a person's life. Allow the day to bless you by being a participant in it.

Enjoy your day.
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7/22/11 7:22 A

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Shirl...this is a great one.

Those simple little words " please and thank you" go such a long way in making everyone feel appreciated.
Thanked a co-worker for helping to get a shipment unpacked and ready for receiving.
Thanked my neighbor for an invitation, ended up having a great conversation over the fence.
Thanked the restoration guy that was here for pointing out that my dryer hose had a hold in it. He even helped me get it fixed.
I thanked God for the lovely day of sunshine and then he blessed me with watering my garden again during the night.


I also want my team members to know how much I appreciate them and their faithfulness. Thank you, I appreciate you all.

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Wanda

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7/21/11 9:16 A

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July 21, this was one Mauri posted back in March that we'll be using again today.


In my PEACEFUL LIVING book this morning, the directive was to show appreciation to all who cross our paths today. That's your challenge.

Was anyone surprised by your "thank you?"
Was your day better because you expressed appreciation to everyone?

Thanks to all who participate!

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6/19/11 12:36 P

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Though I didn't read this until today (Sunday), since I worked two events on Thursday on the RV, I know exactly where I was and with whom I intereacted about what.

I did thank people with whom I have collaborated in my previous job for their support and for continuing it now that I have this new position. Some returned the appreciation and two were a bit surprised to be thanked.

Shirl, thanks for covering.

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6/17/11 7:29 A

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I had a pretty low key type of day. Came home from work a bit early due to a headache.

I did have an opportunity to spend some time in meditation and center myself...so I guess I can say that through my mediation I was able to be thankful for all that is happening around me. Not quite what the challenge may have been about today, but all that I could come up with.

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6/16/11 9:39 A

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June 16, this was one Mauri posted back in March that we'll be using again today.


In my PEACEFUL LIVING book this morning, the directive was to show appreciation to all who cross our paths today. That's your challenge.

Was anyone surprised by your "thank you?"
Was your day better because you expressed appreciation to everyone?

Thanks to all who participate!

Hugs,
Shirl

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4/21/11 4:44 P

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I had some thoughtful conversations today. One with DH as we drove to the airport. He is not looking forward to the unknown emotional storms that await him at his mom's. But he is a good soldier and will do his best. I told him I'd work the heavens from here. I had a thoughtful conversation with my younger sister. I listened as she vented about her frustrations with her teenage son and we shared "nutritional" notes. I had a thoughtful conversation with our eldest son who is moving into his first apartment of his own. No roommates this time. Exciting and scary all at the same time. He also told me of a poor choice that he had made in his personal relationships and how he was trying to right the situation. It was nice that he could speak to me as one adult to another. He's a wonderful young man.
Insights? It is good to be connected. Life is so much richer when shared with people you love.
Thanks for the "thoughtful" challenge.

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You rarely have time for everything you want in this life, so you need to make choices. And hopefully your choices can come from a deep sense of who you are. -Fred Rogers


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4/21/11 11:41 A

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Now there are three of us ladies from here and my DH going out for supper and then to the country western show this evening, someone gave another lady a ticket for the show and she wondered if she could go along with us, so we'll have a car load and lots of fun, DH is being a good sport about all the females, hey it's not every night you get to escort three charming ladies, lol. It'll be a good time.

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Shirl

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April 21 Thoughtful Thursday

What a great day to be "thoughtful". Easter is almost upon us, what a great time to be reflective and put your life into perspective.

Make this a day of being insightful.

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Wanda

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