Thursday, April 5, 2012

Thursday 13: That Thing You Do.


Today I'm making light of 13 characteristics of people who annoy me.

Scratch that.
Last time that I did a negative Thursday 13 post,
I got a LOT of negative feedback.
I've even had this post fully drafted for quite some time.
And I just deleted all of it.

So, this Thursday, instead of focusing on the negative,
we're going to FLIP IT and focus on the positive.
Remember how I said the theme this week is compassion?
I want my life theme to be compassion.

13 things that I love that people do:
  1. Adopt animals (I have adopted a dog from the humane society!)
  2. Donate items (I'm a frequent donor (and shopper) at the Goodwill and Youth Ranch.
  3. Clean up trash! Littering is one of my biggest pet peeves.
  4. Randomly treat the car behind them to coffee/lunch at the drive thru. I have never had it happen to me, but I've done it before!
  5. Give compliments and praise. I'm so quick to tell someone a compliment when I'm thinking good things about them. Why hold it in?
  6. Close the neighbor's garage door when they've forgotten to shut it. I've done this many times!
  7. Smile and say hello to strangers.
  8. Offer to help a friend move.
  9. Cook a meal for someone important to them.
  10. Lend a shoulder when all you need to do is cry it out.
  11. Tip extra for good service.
  12. Pray for others in their time of need.
  13. Say "I love you!" 

Aunie Sauce

PS> Thursday 13 is going to have a new home from here on out! 
Updates to come next week when we link up with someone new



jamie said...

I love the picture at the top :)

Unknown said...

Love this! This is a great list!

xo Kayla

Jenna // The Life of the Wife said...

What a great way to FLIP it! I love telling people nice compliments & praise..just one little thing goes a long way!

And it drives me CRAZY when people don't smile at me in grocery stores..they just look down and keep going..I always try to smile or say hi to someone random! :)


Michelle @ The Goodnight Girl said...

I love this list. :) How LONG does it take you to come up with these things? Sometimes I'm just staring at my screen for ten minutes trying to come up with one. haha. :)

jamie brooke said...

I love this list!

jamie brooke

Danielle said...

Wow, the drive through one is such a great tip! I've never thought about that one before but it's such a great idea!

Also, the "I love you" tip is so easy, yet some people just don't do it. If you're gonna start being a more kind person, that's definitely a good place to start.

Zoƫ said...

Little acts of kindness make such a difference! This is a great list :)

Unknown said...

love it :)
linked up!

Leigh-Ellen said...

Sorry you got negative feedback on a post you did but I think 13 things you like about someone makes for such a nice post anyway.

We have 3 adopted pets and can't imagine life without them. Breaks my heart if I think about them being dumped on the street (which is why I spoil them... oops).

I have an agreement with the kids on our street that if they see our front door wide open they'll run up and close it for me. Every once in awhile it blows open and I'm freaked out the kitten will get out. Love the kids on our street. They're so sweet.

Allyson McGuire said...

This is such a cute post!


Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

Although I still don't understand all of the negative feedback you got on "that post," I do like that you chose to see the positive this week.

All of your listed items are needed and appreciated. The smallest act can make all the difference!

Eesh said...

Yes! You & I share some of the same loves especially the whole adopting a pet thing. Littering literally gets on my nerves. The honey would have to put the window lock on if we saw someone litter because he knows that I'm gonna turn my window down & tell them about it!

Ashlyn | Let It Be Beautiful said...

what a wonderful list! love the positive words!

xx. ashlyn

Tranae said...

Great list. Compassion is something we could all benefit from. I've only been following your blog for a couple of months but you have achieved such spiritual growth.

chantal marie said...

i love this idea! so clever. i think the negative ones can be funny, but negativity definitely attracts negativity so maybe the positive ones are better!

Jess Cole said...

Love these ones! I have always wanted to pay for someones coffee or something of the person standing behind me. Really need to do that one day.
Adopting animals such a nice thing, I want to adopt a dog... but don't have room. :(

Love this series!

Jennifer M. said...

Lol - I love all your negatives, btw. I just read them just now (I'm a little behind on my blog reading!). I'm really curious what the one you deleted was. And I noticed you disabled/removed comments on that post? Were people really that offended? Everyone has pet peeves! What is the big deal?

Magical Daydream said...

What a fun and positive post! And I am in love with the heart picture!



Cat said...

This list makes me go AWWWWWWW