September 07, 2011

Wake Up Wednesday

Last week's challenge was to spread good, uplifting messages.  Thank you to any of you who shared our video and thank you to any of you who shared something else with others.  Sometimes just knowing someone was thinking of you is so uplifting.


This week's challenge is to pick up trash when you see it.   It's a small thing, but it can make a big impact.  If it seems gross then just pack some hand sanitizer :)  I'm excited to let my boys help out with this challenge.

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  1. Too funny that this your WUW challenge this week. Over the weekend one of my daughters started picking up all the Starbucks trash in the Target parking lot and my first instinct was to say, "gross! Put it down!".... But was so proud of her for being proactive and noticing it needed to be done that I just told her what a great idea it was. She is almost 8. We also make a point to pick it up on the way home from the bus stop too! Enjoy your blog lots! Thank you!

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  2. I almost always pick up the trash I see on the ground when I'm walking around. Especially at playgrounds or outdoor malls, places where you expect to be able to enjoy your time outside. I'm trying to teach my 22-month-old to help pick up trash too.

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  3. I actually forgot about last weeks challenge but in the end I inadvertently spread a message and by the end of the day it was all over facebook. I was talking to a friend about making something similar to your Mother Teresa quote subway art and sent her the link. I didn't send it intending for her to read it but the quote had a great affect on her that day and as I mentioned it was then spreading like wildfire over social media, felt kind of good that I started, well, you started really.

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  4. My husband is a one-man park pick up squad when he sees trash at our closest playground. It drives him crazy!

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  5. Cheri, I saw a cute think on pinterest the other day and thought of your Wake up Wednesday. They had taken trial size bottles of personal hygiene items and small non-perishable food and placed it all into a gallon ziplock container. These little packages were then put in the car and when they saw someone holding a homeless or need help sign, they had a nice care package made up to give them. They also suggested keeping trial size dog food bags. Your blog reaches so many thought you might like the idea.

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  6. Love this challenge! When running this morning I noticed the construction guys in the neighborhood left empty pack of smokes in the road; gross enough they smoke but no reason to liter too!!!! great challenge.

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  7. I think this is a great idea! It only takes a few moments and makes a huge difference. What an example it will set for our kids and others who witness. Thanks girl for the inspiration :)

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  8. Epic fail this week. Instead of uplifting others, it was me who was asking for the help. We've had a very difficult week in our family and there is more to come. I will try to make up for it this week.

    I like this weeks challenge. I did this without thinking the other night when my husband and I went on a walk. Drove me nuts to see so much trash with a garbage can nearby!!

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  9. I forgot to post this last week but it is one of the best bits of advice I have ever been given. Very simply: "Everything will be alright in the end. And if it's not alright, it's not the end." This has helped me to think about things long-term when at that moment in time everything seems lost.

    Love the week of picking up rubbish too! It is such a small thing we can all do and it would make such a difference if we all did. My 19 month old is a bit obsessed with putting rubbish in the bin so he will join in too! have a good week

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  10. keep disposable gloves handy. Glove box of car, diaper bag etc. Kids love putting on these gloves and figuring out where fingers go etc.! Much more likely to help pick up trash with these super gloves.

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  11. This is something I've always done, maybe it's the neat freak in me that can't stand seeing junk laying around. :) I've been trying to get my kids to do it too, but it takes a little coaxing. My boys always look at me funny when I tell them to pick something up from the sidewalk or road and put it in the trash. They usually respond with, "But I didn't put it there." Great challenge.

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  12. I love your Wake Up Wednesdays :)

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