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3/14/14 9:36 P

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Done quite a few times today since I was at an outreach event...and a benefit event for the local chapter of the SPCA.

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3/14/14 8:13 A

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March 14 Friendly Friday

How many people can you greet today? Take the opportunity to smile and say hello to all those you meet today. It doesn't matter if you know them or not, be a ray of sunshine and send out some positive energy. You just might be the only person that acknowledges someone this day.
Not going to be going out today...well that's ok, you can still go online and say hello to others on Sparkpeople, on Facebook or just an email off to family and friends.

Have a great day,
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2/14/14 12:54 P

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emoticon HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! emoticon

I must be reading your mind, Wanda, because I've done that to everyone that has called the Foundation or walked through the door...Love the reaction because most people are not expecting it. Yay!!!

Shirl, you bring so much joy to folks with your custom made cards. So cool!!!!

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2/14/14 9:31 A

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Last night Clenton and I placed the valentine cards I had made with the candy inside for our 1st floor neighbors on their doors and this morning had a nice thank you note from one of our neighbors. Today is a good day to spread and share the love.

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2/14/14 8:21 A

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Feb 14 Friendly Friday (Happy Valentine's Day)

Your challenge today is to spread some positive energy around. See how big a ripple effect you can create by being a smiling face, a friendly greeter and a positive person.

Today is a great opportunity to wish everyone you see a Happy Valentine's Day. You might be the only person that says that to someone today...don't miss that opportunity.

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1/31/14 3:47 P

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Clenton and I went to lunch at BK and with the meal we ordered we got two small fries, we only split one, so there was a family with one teen and one pre-teen boy and I asked them if they would like the extra fries we had, and they took them and thanked us, before they left the mom came up to us and said we had really made the younger boys day as it was his birthday and he was so happy to get an extra fry on his birthday. So glad I asked them if they wanted those extra fries.

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1/31/14 12:35 P

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helped a friend today

I will overcome
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1/31/14 10:28 A

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DOing today...while training someone to expand our African-American outreach re: breast cancer.

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Jan 31 Friendly Friday!

It's the last day of this month so let's make it a great one! Friendly Friday is exactly what it says...be a friend to those you come into contact with today. Smile, give off positive energy and just general leave behind a good feeling.

Even if you can't get out, you can still visit some blogs and posts and leave encouragement.

Have a wonderful Day,
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Great challenge Wanda.

We went out to Walmart and as we were checking out the cashier and I both told each other to have a Happy Thanksgiving, she had such a nice smile.

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11/22/13 12:05 P

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I work in a public setting, myself. What a lovely reminder to lend my smile and my sense of service as I go about my day.


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11/22/13 9:25 A

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This is the perfect challenge for my day. My list is long and to have the reminder to make it a "Friendly Friday" is very important today! Thank YOU for the reminder.
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11/22/13 8:32 A

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Just got back from Wal-Mart, and yes, appreciated the people. I will continue to elevate everyone's day as I meet them, or at least try.

If this was your last day, how would you spend it?


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Love this challenge today, Wanda...just what I needed (if you read my blog, you'll understand). Thank you for the reminder.

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11/22/13 7:18 A

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Nov 22 Friendly Friday

As we head into the season of Thanksgiving and Christmas, we often find ourselves rushed for time or just too busy. Make today a day that you take that extra couple of seconds and smile at those around you, greet people and just perhaps make that call or send that email to someone that you have been meaning to say hello to.
Let those that serve you know that you appreciate them, it might be the only bright point in their otherwise busy day serving others. Make someone's day!

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Had a great day today. Just sent 2 messages to friends I haven't talked to in a while.
Thanks for the reminder that sometimes all it takes is a kind word and a smile!
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Smiled at the assisted living center at everyone I saw. I intend to send a note to a friend this evening.

If this was your last day, how would you spend it?


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Will read blog when I get home this evening. Have already smiled at 15 or so people on the Hope Bus.

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11/1/13 10:45 A

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Nov 1 Friendly Friday

Today your challenge is to visit three blogs on Sparkpeople and leave an encouraging word. To greet those you see with a smile on your face and cheery word. Create a positive ripple effect everywhere you go today.
Perhaps there is someone that you haven't spoken to in a long while...make today the day you call them or email them.

Have a wonderful day.
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10/18/13 2:26 P

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To boot...I use this all the time...so finally I know the origin...

From www.grammarist.com...

The idiom to boot, meaning in addition or besides, has nothing to do with footwear. This sense of boot is left over from the Old English bŤt and Middle English bote, where the word meant an advantage or something included in a bargain, and the phrase to boot has been in common usage since the time of Old English.


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10/18/13 12:17 P

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bright-eyed and bushy-tailed
Fig. awake and alert. (Often used ironically, as in the first example. The idea is that one is like a frisky animal, such as a squirrel.)

If this was your last day, how would you spend it?


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10/18/13 10:23 A

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October 18 Friendly Friday!

Today's challenge is in part due to a comment that Cookie made a couple of days ago about how expressions originate. Thanks for the thought Cookie!

Your "friendly" challenge today is to choose an expression or a word and then tell us where or how it originated. Yep, you'll need to use google for some assistance. Please join us in the fun.



To start us off

My expression: Holy Cow!

There seems to be a couple of theories on this one:

The term Holy Cow is simply an exclamation of surprise believe to possibly be stemmed from the Hindu belief in reincarnation. Travelers would shout the Holy Cow to drivers to warn them not to hit a creature that had strayed into the road.

"Holy cow!" (and similar) is an exclamation of surprise used mostly in the United States, Canada, Australia and England. It is a minced oath or euphemism for "Holy Christ!"

From the Dictionary of American Slang (1960):[1]
“ "Holy Buckets!" Equiv. to "Holy cats!" or "Holy Mike!" both being euphemisms for "Holy Christ!". This term is considered to be very popular among teenagers, and most teens claim it is definitely a very popular phrase. It is also the common oath and popular exclamation put into the mouths of teenagers by many screenwriters, and, is universally heard on radio, television, and in the movies. It was first popularized by the "Corliss Archer" series of short stories, television programs, and movies, which attempted to show the humorous, homey side of teenage life. ”

Expressions such as "Holy buckets!", "Holy underwear!", etc. also employ a play-on-words, "holy" implying "riddled with holes".


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8/10/13 7:38 A

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August 9 Friendly Friday!

Choose 3 blogs to visit today, making one of them someone that you haven't met. Leave some encouragement behind. How did it make you feel to be friendly?
emoticon Always feel good to be friendly and know/hope you are encouraging another person.

Take the time today to say hello to each person that you meet. I'll even let you get away with just a smile at them, as long as they know that you greeted them.
emoticon This was an easy one to accomplish since I attended a wedding last evening.

Stand in front of the mirror and have a little friendly chat with yourself. Let yourself know just how pleased you are with yourself. Be your own best friend.
emoticon I actually DID do this as I perused make-up, which I seldom wear, and my outfit for the wedding.

Thanks, Wanda!

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8/9/13 4:13 P

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I've done one blog so far, will handle the other 2 in a min.
I've greet all the people I saw today - was not much hahaha, just my family.
Talk to myself, that I will do before I go to sleep.

Thanks for the challenge

One day at a time !!!


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8/9/13 1:21 P

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Will try and get 3 visits into some blogs, lots of smiling and chatting with the ladies at coffee hour this morning.


Got the blogs done! Thanks for the challenge, maybe like Snip I'll give myself a good talk before bed.

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August 9 Friendly Friday!

Choose 3 blogs to visit today, making one of them someone that you haven't met. Leave some encouragement behind. How did it make you feel to be friendly?

Take the time today to say hello to each person that you meet. I'll even let you get away with just a smile at them, as long as they know that you greeted them.

Stand in front of the mirror and have a little friendly chat with yourself. Let yourself know just how pleased you are with yourself. Be your own best friend.

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I actually did keep track, though it was a lot less than usual since I was in the office. Total of people with whom I did more than a howdy came to 11, with 3 of them by phone. Then quick greetings or brief one or two liners total 14 more people.

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I ended up staying at home all day yesterday, so my hellos were mainly to my hubby everytime he called and to my internet family and friends.

A huge WOO HOO to all of you that participated....you are all winners! Congratulations. emoticon

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worked both jobs today which are both in the public so I said a friendly hello to A LOT of people!

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Almost forgot to come back here, I smiled at quite a few people today as we were out and about most of the day and of course there was coffee hour this morning, so, yes, it was a friendly day.

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Yikes, Wanda - wish I'd seen this earlier. There were.... lots. ;-) I CAN say I had a Friendly Friday - hope you did, too! Love the challenge!

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June 7 Friendly Friday

Let's see who can win the title of "Friendliest Person" today?

How many people did you say hello to today...either in person, on the phone, on through the internet?

Keep track and post your total at the end of today. I'll check back in to see how you all did.


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1. One thing I've done for myself is that I am going to spend the evening with my mom

2. One thing I did for someone else is that I took a friend/ neighe cross ton to pick up her car.

3. One thing Iv'e done for the environment it that i took time to pic up trash and items that can be recycled behing my garage.

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May 24 Friendly Friday!

Let's challenge ourselves today to be a friend!

1. One thing that you have done for yourself today.
Took time to go to coffee hour and chat with the ladies.

2. One thing that you have done for someone else today.
Took flowers to dad and mom at the cemetery.

3. One thing that you have done for the environment today.
Brought paper home off the flowers and disposed of properly.

Hugs,
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1. One thing that you have done for yourself today. I went to see the doctor about my knees.

2. One thing that you have done for someone else today. I encouraged a sparkfriend who needed it.

3. One thing that you have done for the environment today. I dealt with the aftermath of storms and cold in my garden.

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1. One thing that you have done for yourself today.
Lolled in bed until 6:30 am today.

2. One thing that you have done for someone else today.
Sat for about a half hour with a woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1984 & 1994.

3. One thing that you have done for the environment today.
Recycled some items this morning

Edited by: MAURIZIA at: 5/24/2013 (15:24)
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May 24 Friendly Friday!

Let's challenge ourselves today to be a friend!

1. One thing that you have done for yourself today.

2. One thing that you have done for someone else today.

3. One thing that you have done for the environment today.


Have fun.
Hugs,
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Friendly Friday...

So the FRIENDLY encounters were:
7 people in person
11 people on the phone


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April 19 Friendly Friday


How many people can you count today that you were friendly to? Remember that this isn't just those you actually meet in person, emails, posts, comments on blogs, telephones calls all count as long as they were friendly. Have a great day.

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A good challenge Wanda. Makes me think of that song from the Golden Girls, Thank You For Being My Friend.

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Will take the challenge

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April 12 Friendly Friday

Your challenge today is to see how many people you can extend a bit of friendship to. You can do it in person, by email, by posting or by a phone call. Make today a day of being a friend to all. Have fun!


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Thanks for the challenge, Wanda. By the end of the work week, my nice factor starts to wane...Just the kick I need....and I'm NOT working this weekend! WOOHOO! No sn*w in the forecast for the weekend! WOOHOO!

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Mar 1 Friendly Friday

Your challenge today is to see how friendly you can be to those around you. How many smiles can you share, how many words of encouragement can you deliver? Stop in on Spark, read and comment on blogs. Be a friend to others as well as to yourself.

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Good challenge for me today, Wanda, because my anxiety level is high. Significant sn*w this weekend and I have to work on Sunday...Egads if I have to drive!

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Feb 22 Friendly Friday.

Make today a day of greeting either with a hello or a smile every person that you meet today. (stranger or otherwise). You just never know how far reaching your smile or acknowledgement goes.

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As I was driving to work today, I saw this lady with a walker and a neck brace making her to the bus stop. I stopped and offered her a ride. She said she had a therapy appointment and her ride did not show up so, she was making her way to catch the bus.

Friendly Friday - is quite selfish, I got more out of the deal than she did.

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I haven't been out of my house and yard (I shoveled snow! 10 minutes of fitness, thank you!). None the less, I smiled several times at my husband, and my two furry felines, and myself in the mirror. I posted a note on my mirror reminding me to look into my eyes each time I glanced at the mirror and say, "I love you." I've been adding "and that includes you too, dear body!"

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Okay...usually this is an easy challenge for me...not me today...so it really IS a challenge...I will do my best...(and yes, it is work related that is making it difficult to smile).

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Great idea Wanda! I am going out to the shooting range with DH today and to check out motels for my SIL who is coming in March. I will smile at everyone.

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Did some friendly chit chatting at the coffee hour this morning, don't think I'll be out and about much today, feeling a little blah.

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Jan 25 Friendly Friday

Let's see how many people we can smile at, encourage with a word of support and just be a friend to today. Go out of your way to be a friend (don't forget being a friend to yourself also.)

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Nov 23 Friendly Friday

Okay, many of us probably spent yesterday being friendly and having a good time celebrating. Today, your challenge is to be friendly to yourself!

1. Be a good friend to yourself ....drink 8 glasses of water.

2. Be a good friend to yourself....30 minutes of moving your body.

3. Be a good friend to yourself....no negative comments about yourself today!

4. Be a good friend to yourself....make wise choices.


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Easy one for me today...on the Hope Bus...


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Will see what I can do.

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October 26 Friendly Friday

Make today the day that you move outside your comfort zone and connect with someone that you don't know or don't know well. Extend a smile or an encouraging work, just make the effort to connect.

Have a great day,
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Will see what I can do for friendly Friday.

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Easy task for me today since I'm out on the Hope Bus all day...meeting folks...so HOPEFULLY we'll get visitors and lots of connections!

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Oct 19 Friendly Friday

Paste that smile on your face, the bounce in your step and get out there today and greet the world and all those in it with enthusiasm and a positive attitude. How far can you make your positive ripple effect flow today? Take advantage of all forms of connecting to connect with people today. Make it an awesome day.

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Made all my Spark Friends smile by the blog I wrote thanking them for their support

I AM A FIGHTER, A WARRIOR I AM DETERMINED TO NOT BE OVER WEIGHT !!!!! I WILL NOT GIVE UP OR GIVE IN!!!!!
I WILL CONQUER!!!!

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Coffee hour was very friendly, lots of chatting and smiling going on, like it when it's like that.

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October 12 Friendly Friday!

Your challenge today is to see how many people you can greet with a smile or a kind word. The great thing about this challenge....you can do it in person, online or over the phone!

Have a Friendly Friday.

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I'm on the Hope Bus so smiling at a few people who are visiting us for info. Spending it with the people I like with whom I work.

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I am just thankful for the great friends I have meet here and the encouragement and support we give to each other.

Thank you for being a friend.

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July 27 Friendly Friday:

friend (frnd)
n.
1. A person whom one knows, likes, and trusts.
2. A person whom one knows; an acquaintance.
3. A person with whom one is allied in a struggle or cause; a comrade.
4. One who supports, sympathizes with, or patronizes a group, cause, or movement: friends of the clean air movement.
5. Friend A member of the Society of Friends; a Quaker.
tr.v. friend·ed, friend·ing, friends
1. To add (someone) as a friend on a social networking website.
2. Archaic To befriend.

Now that you know the definition...let's make today "friend" day. Is there someone on your block/street that you have never met or said hi to...maybe today will offer you the opportunity.
Greet the people that you see as you go about your day. Smile and spread some positive energy. You just might be what that person needed today. Don't forget that in being a friend to others, you need to include yourself as a friend.

Have a great day,
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July 13 Friendly Friday

Make today a day of being a friend, count yourself in there too! Most of us have no problem being a friend to others, but we have issues with being our own friend.

What can you do to be a friend to yourself?

I will stop berating myself when I mess up, instead I will use positive affirmations.


What can you do to be a friend to others?

Put a smile on my face, listen as well as share, give hugs.


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Smiled at lots of people yesterday.. Our Hope Bus visited an assisted living and nursing home for their 4th of July "parade." loved it.

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I am smiling at you right now, lol. Only been out to the gym so haven't had much of an opportunity to smile at anybody, may go to the store so that may give me some chances.

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June 29 Friendly Friday


Today is your opportunity to be "friendly". How many people can you smile at today? Spread some positive energy around and feel the good vibes within yourself.

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Had fun with several involved BC survivors that I don't see very often...and with my friend Laurie and Maribeth. Loved spending time with all those fireman in dress uniforms...okay, we'll, LOOKING at them.
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I had a great day with all my co-workers today. Lots of laughs and giggles. Chatted with a couple of friends via the internet and a nice long chat with Kaeli.



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Have no idea what opportunities will come my way today to be a friend. Guess I'll have to come back later and see what happened in my day.

Mauri that is so nice of you to go with your friend to the ball, I am sure she appreciates your being there for her.


DH and I went to Arby's for lunch and split a Market Fresh Turkey sandwich, and before we left there I called Joyce to see if she wanted me to pick her up anything for lunch, I hadn't been in touch with her much this week, and she was happy to have me pick her up some lunch and bring it to her and then I stayed and visited with her for a while.


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Since I am working from home today, I guess I'll be friendly to my kitties - especially since I haven't been home much this week because of work hours...including tomorrow. Hehehehe...

Actually going to Pink Heals Ball tonight with my friend Laurie who is dying of her breast cancer. I wouldn't have gone since I'm not crazy about those things but she really wanted to go but can't drive that late at night. Since she lives only 5 miles from me, she asked if I would go and I agreed. Hard to say no to someone who is such a beautiful person, inside and out. There will be lots of people there with whom to be friendly, I'm sure.

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April 20 Friendly Friday: Let's see how "friendly" we can be today. Haven't done this one for awhile...time to be a friend.

No matter where you are today, take the time to be a friend. That might be only sharing a smile and holding a door open for someone, or it might mean being a listener, sharing a cup of tea or having a chat. A friend is someone who cares. Make that you today.


Who were you a friend to today?


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Oct 14 Friendly Friday(went back a ways for this one Wanda)

No matter where you are today, take the time to be a friend. That might be only sharing a smile and holding a door open for someone, or it might mean being a listener, sharing a cup of tea or having a chat. A friend is someone who cares. Make that you today.

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There is another lady, maybe a little older than me that comes to the gym the same times I do and we have spoken to each other, and hope over time can become gym friends.

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10/14/11 7:32 A

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Oct 14 Friendly Friday

No matter where you are today, take the time to be a friend. That might be only sharing a smile and holding a door open for someone, or it might mean being a listener, sharing a cup of tea or having a chat. A friend is someone who cares. Make that you today.

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8/13/11 11:33 A

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I worked on a quilt for my niece's son. Took tomatoes off a neighbor's hands because she didn't want to can them. (not sure that should count since I benefited). Plan to help her hem a dress she has that needs a twin needle application and stretch stitch since her machine doesn't have that capability. My husband and I went and played cards with my aunt whose daughter is in the hospital and needed something to keep her mind off of it. Please remember her in your prayers. She's having seizures and this is the third time she's had to go to the hospital and they knock her out. They have tranferred to a St. Louis hospital and she is not responding.

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8/12/11 7:00 P

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What a lovely change of pace today...thanks for getting to the Friendly neighbor challenge with me. I shared some of my nice garden fresh veggies with my neighbor, we had a nice chat over the fence.

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I was Friendly today to my DIL... She called for a ride home from work so instead of passing it along to my DH, I went to get her myself and then even offered to take her to cash her check and whatever she needed to do. Even got to catch up with her on what they had been up to lately since we really don't see them much.
So that was about as friendly as I could get today. lol

As for the neighbor visit. I did that about two weeks ago. Hadn't been over there in a couple months so it was a nice day to sit, have iced tea and chat a bit. May have to do that again soon...




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Wanda, you shaker upper you! Hee, hee.

Well I had housework to do today and I did do a little, but then I thought what the heck, it's a beautiful day out I really need to go for a walk, so there are two ladies that both use to live here in our building and they are both now in an adult foster care home, and it's only a 15 min. walk from where we live, soooo, that's what I did and Alice was very happy to see me, she is such a sweet christian lady, the other lady Edith was sleeping so I did not distrub her, but Alice said she would tell her I had stopped by and would be back another time. Alice and I go to the same church, she is 90 and is slowing down, I took her Sundays bulletin even though it's a little late. So I got a nice 30 min. walk in this afternoon. When I got home DH and I deceided to go rent a movie and did that, it's a western,, which he likes. So you have a marvelous, fabulous Friendly Friday.

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8/12/11 9:39 A

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Shaking things up once again. (Just to keep you all on your toes*grin*)

Friendly Friday:

We get so busy in our lives that we sometimes let the intention of being a good neighbor slide. We don't have time, we will do it, but later...so many excuses...often valid, but make today the day that you put your intentions into action.

Do you know of something that your neighbor might need a hand doing? Are you baking and perhaps have a little extra that you could take for your neighbor? Has it been awhile since you shared a cup of tea with your neighbor, have you ever?
Be creative and see if there isn't something you can do that not only blesses your neighbors day, but will indeed bless your day also.

Have fun,
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