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Thursday, November 13, 2008

I hereby declare...

I have a special folder in my email called "pick me ups." These are messages that various people sent me which brightened my day and gave me warm fuzzies. If I'm ever feeling a little blue, I can always go to that folder and read about how wonderful I am (even if these people were seriously deluded, it still makes me feel better). The messages range from simple happy birthday wishes to ladies from a scrapbooking board telling me they like my stuff to friends letting me know how much they love me to the Stake President telling me I was doing okay in my extremely difficult calling.

I like my pick me up folder a lot.

Do you have one, too?

I bring it up because yesterday, a fun blogger named Trying to Stay Calm posted a little blurb about how it's the small things that make a big difference. And only a few hours after I read that, I got an email from a friend that totally made my day and went straight into my pick me up folder. That really solidified it for me. It wasn't very difficult for my friend to do that, and she easily could have just ignored the urge to do so. But she didn't. And we're both better off for it, I'm sure.

So, since I totally have the authority, I am making today, November 13, National Tell Someone Exactly Why They're So Wonderful Day. It can be anyone. Your husband (write him a nice love letter), your mom (call her), your sibling (send an email), your friend (send a text message), a blogger you've never even met but love (post a comment). Anyone who has somehow touched your life and for whom you are grateful.

Go now. Do it. I dare you.

I promise you that you'll feel great, and so will someone else. The world will be a better place today.

All because of a little note of gratitude and love.


  1. I love the idea of a pick-me-up folder!

    I think today I will write postcards to my school kids telling them why I think they are wonderful! I'm certain it will help me love them more as well as brighten their day!

    My own kids will get a little note under their pillows at bedtime.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. It is so wonderful when someone calls and just makes your day. Great idea for a pick me up folder. I like the idea of telling someone why they are wonderful.

  3. Great declaration. I'll have to do that today.

    And yes, I do have a a pick-me-up folder--it's a blue binder. I print out nice notes and 3-hole punch them. It's a happy thing.

  4. This is a great idea....you are being linked today.... :)

    Here is one for you, your potography is amazing. If I lived closer I would do your $40 picture special...now that we are going to have a baby, we should be getting some family pictures. :) Sears it is then.

  5. P.S. Thank You very much for mentioning me in your blog! I feel special and loved now! Your blog can go in my pick me ups folder :)

  6. This is a great idea! Can I send a love note to Banana Republic?

  7. November 13 is a very special day. And you are special too!

  8. Great idea...I'm havin a tough day today and I think picking someone else up will make me feel better!

    --Thanks for your advise as well.

  9. Love the pick me up folder idea! I'm off to hopefully make someone elses day!

    In fact, I have a friend from High school who I haven't talked to in ages..while in Ls. I called her mom and got her phone number....

    Thanks for the reminder!

  10. What a great idea! You are so creative.

  11. I love this idea!! Thanks for the challenge!!

  12. My pick me up has been all the wonderful cards and letters you kids have given me, along with my wonderful friends. Thanks so much, even mom's and dad's need appreciation to know they are on the right track. Love you.

  13. What a great Idea ! I have 1 file cabinet drawer full of pick-me-ups I've collected and I'm going to dust them off and start using them...

    BTW, Love you blog...I'm glad I stopped by...your girls are darling !


  14. Your pick-me-up-folder is a great idea. I wish I had saved all that kind of stuff.

  15. This is nice. Actually, I just wrote Kanoa's pre-school teacher an e-mail yesterday telling her how wonderful she is & how thankful we are for her. (does that count?)

    She immediately wrote me back thanking me for the much needed thanks. So warm fuzzies are all around.

  16. ooo! I love that idea! I have a little box in my bedroom, but sometimes I forget about it. I've got to spruce it up or something!!

  17. Great idea! I wonder if I can send one to Diet Coke??

    It makes me happy, that counts right??

  18. CRAP, somehow my bloglines wasn't working the past few days and I totally missed this day.
    DANG YOU BLOGLINES, Drew could've gotten a really nice letter.
    Or... the chair in front of my computer, I like it a lot too. :)