May 11, 2011

Wake Up Wednesday

Last week's challenge was to write a letter and take a stand.  Have you all seen those billboards from (the Foundation for a Better Life)?  I love them.  They always make me think and they make me happy.  I decided to write them a letter to tell them how much I appreciate what they do.  When I searched online I found their site HERE and I realized they have commercials as well.  They are completely non-profit, with the goal to promote positive values. 
As you drive down the freeway there are so many signs and it feels like everyone wants something from you - get your loan from us, get plastic surgery here, blah, blah, blah.  It's absolutely refreshing to have a sign that merely encourages you to be a better person.  I loved THIS VIDEO in particular from their site.  Anyhow, I dropped them a note to thank them for doing good things.

This week's challenge is to pass on praise.  This is something I've tried really hard to do and I think it makes a big difference.  Whenever you hear someone say something kind about someone else, just be sure and share that with the person they were talking about.  I love telling my husband when Rex has said something really sweet about him.  Who doesn't like to hear positive feedback?  I think it's a wonderful way to unite a family or any group of people.  I love telling someone that I heard other people saying great things about them.  So that's this week's challenge.  Pass it on.

How did last week go for you?  Did you get the chance to write a letter to anyone?  I'd lvoe to hear about it.  Thanks for reading.


  1. Last week I sent a letter to Hallmark asking them if they would consider creating a few sympathy cards specifically for parents who have suffered a miscarriage, stillbirth, or the loss of an infant. I was searching for such a card several weeks ago and had a difficult time finding something appropriate.

  2. Too funny, I was just doing this last night!!! It is wonderful to hear posative things that others say about you!! Thanks for bringing this to my attention!

  3. This is such a great reminder. Too often I get caught up in "life" that I forget to pass along the praise to those who deserve it. Thank you!

  4. I wrote a letter to my kids on Mother's Day...I devoted my blog to them and one thing they have each taught me, because as we know, being a mom is a work in progress.

    Thanks for your weekly challenge! Love your blog!


  5. My husband runs marathons and I have seen the Hoyts run several times. It gets me choked up every time. Such devotion!

  6. Passing this on to you. I pray my sons find someone as generous as you to spend their lives with. Love that Rex speaks highly of his father and that you share!!! xoxo

  7. I love those bilboards, too! I always read them to my kids and try to explain them. Such a light in the mess of advertising out there. Youre Wake Up Wedensdays are the same concept, I think. Thank you.

  8. We had a rough week at our house. Oven died, computer died, then car died. I wasn't able to do this task. There just wasn't enough time in the day. I love this second challenge. I am always telling people how much I appreciate them and etc. I believe in living in the here and now. You never know how much time you have with your loved ones.

  9. One of my life motto's is that whenever I think something nice about someone or something nice is said about someone - I will ALWAYS tell the person what I thought or what was said. LOve your challenge this week. Tone


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