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 Values.com (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.

9 comments:

Kim @The Little Things said...

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.

Brittney said...

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!

Tanya said...

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!

~alicia said...

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!

~alicia
proof-of-love.blogspot.com

Twins Squared said...

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

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

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

Sabra at Sew a Straight Line said...

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.

The Miller Five said...

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.

Bless by Tone said...

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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