June 08, 2011

Wake Up Wednesday

Last week's challenge was to gather some things you don't use or really need and donate them.  We took a big load of stuff to DI.  I love that feeling of unloading the clutter and it's also so nice to know that you can do good things just by donating things.
This week's challenge is to report a job well done.  Maybe someone working at the store went the extra mile to help you find what you needed.  You could find the manager and let him or her know.  Maybe a coworker is working extra hard and you can mention it to the boss.  Maybe your friend's daughter was exceptionally kind to someone and you can let her mother know.  You could even call the number on the truck that says, "How's my driving?"  This challenge won't take a lot of time, but it could really help someone out.
Did any of you find something to donate this past week?  Let's hear about it.  Thanks for reading.

9 comments:

  1. We were able to take some old clothes and outside toys down to my niece/my kids' cousin, when we went to Utah for some baptisms. In return we got two trash bags of clothes for my daughter (I love being able to pass clothes back and forth with cousins), but that's okay.

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  2. I am 34 weeks pregnant with my 5th and last weeks challenge somehow sparked the "nesting" instinct in me! Before that point I was very miserable and pretty much spent all day on my couch. But last week I cleaned every room in my house out! We loaded up our mini van 6 times to take all the stuff to DI! It feels so good to have everything clean and organized before this baby gets here! Thanks so much for the encouragement!

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  3. With all our moving, I didn't think we had anything to donate, but lo and behold, I found THREE garbage bags full of old baby toys! I gave them to a local daycare center to use or sell at their yard sale this weekend. :)

    I love reporting jobs well done! My husband laughs at me, but I will literally search for the manager to report when an employee has done a good job...especially teenage employees! Very rarely do they get compliments. What a great challenge! I'm looking forward to it!

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  4. I donated a big ol' bag of clothing to my fave charity, The Agape House. They are a transitional home/rehab for women with drug problems... which is so needed for my area. 85 percent success rate! I do whatever I can for them... know what it's like to be in that position. I'm still paying back for all the help I got. :)
    Also, GOOD IDEA on reporting a job well done! One Christmas I was working at Walmart in the electronics dept. I was rushed, but took a little extra time with a couple picking out a stereo for their 14 year old daughter. Also helped them pick out some "age appropriate" music. They told the manager I had helped them and he told me, I felt SO PROUD OF MYSELF! Rode that high for months! It's always good to say a kind word.

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  5. Loved this one! We are getting ready to move at the end of the summer, and I wanted to go through all of our stuff before the actual packing time comes around. I have been putting it off for weeks now, and this challenge gave me the kick I needed to go through all the closets and dressers and toy boxes, and even the dreaded craft room! We took some of it to the local good will (we don't have a DI here:) and gave some to a family who has 8 kids and dad doesn't have a job. It was hard for my kids to part with some of the stuff, but when they saw how excited the family was to get "new" things it totally changed things.
    I'm excited about this week too. I always think good things about really helpful people, but i rarely do anything about it. This will give me the push to do that.

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  6. Loved this one! We are getting ready to move at the end of the summer, and I wanted to go through all of our stuff before the actual packing time comes around. I have been putting it off for weeks now, and this challenge gave me the kick I needed to go through all the closets and dressers and toy boxes, and even the dreaded craft room! We took some of it to the local good will (we don't have a DI here:) and gave some to a family who has 8 kids and dad doesn't have a job. It was hard for my kids to part with some of the stuff, but when they saw how excited the family was to get "new" things it totally changed things.
    I'm excited about this week too. I always think good things about really helpful people, but i rarely do anything about it. This will give me the push to do that.

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  7. I somehow missed last week's challenge, but I did it anyways! Wow. I unloaded two bags of shoes that I never wear, and a bag of clothing that I rarely wear. It was a great feeling to give what I don't use to somebody else, and to declutter my closet! Thanks!

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  8. Our ward had a swap where we donated stuff we didn't want and could pick up stuff we could use. It was fun.

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  9. A friend was collecting stuffed animals for the elderly at a retirement home for their Bingo prizes. I was happy to pass on so many cute furry little stuffies and hope they will be loved on more that they were at my house.

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