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October’s Pay It Forward- Week One. Friday, October 2, 2015

OCTOBER’S  ONGOING PAY IT FORWARD CHALLENGE
 ALL MONTH LONG
PUT YOUR CELL PHONE AWAY

Put your cell Phone away while in the company of others.
Learn to always to this.
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Turn the volume way down or off while eating out. If you have to have it out, mute it.
When it rings or you make a call, leave the table and go outside to a rest room or hallway.
It is plain RUDE to talk in front of someone, especially someone YOU DON’T KNOW.

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http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2012/08/16/restaurant-bans-guests-from-using-cellphone/

Restaurant gives incentive for checking cellphone at the door

Sorry, this is a PET PEEVE I have. Just ask Danny. (Although he is really good about going outside when work interferes.)

SOMETIME IN OCTOBER:
Have a cleanup party at a beach or park.

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Or clean up the trash along  a section of highway or road near your house.
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EVERY DAY
Tell Your Husband / Wife that you love them.

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If not the words then by your actions.
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Show your love.
FOR ME: THIS WILL BE A TOUGH ONE. I used to tell Danny all the time that I loved
him. I told him all sorts of good, positive things. Every day.
Then I stopped, because he never said the words back.
I stopped doing a lot of nice things to make him feel special.

Danny I Love You. Say It Sarah.


My goal is to say those words now and then.
Do more to show him that I love him.
Try NOT to get upset when he won’t say them back.
Try NOT to get upset when I don’t hear the PLEASE and THANK YOUS.

SAY PLEASE AND THANK YOUS AT HOME AND WHEN YOU ARE OUT.
IT WILL MAKE OTHERS FEEL BETTER AND IT JUST MIGHT MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER AS WELL. Image result for tell your wife that you love her Photos

MOST IMPORTANTLY :
TELL YOUR CHILDREN YOU LOVE THEM DAILY.
AND OFTEN


CHALLENGES FOR THIS WEEK

Write a letter to someone you normally wouldn’t.

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WOW, Wouldn’t that be wonderful?
A Letter to Your Grandma and Grandpa.

Call YOU PARENTS MORE.


Your family members.
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Your best friend.

Call your Spouse:
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Send a positive text
message to 5 different people -even better send 10.

11 LOL Texts That Completely Explain Marriage

I’m having one of those days that make me realize how lost I’d be without you… Just wanted to let you know.

Good Morning Text Messages:
http://www.goodmorningtextmessages.com/

Danny and I spent the first 2 years of our relationship miles away from each other, I was in Colorado. He was here in Florida.
I have hundreds and hundreds of cards, letters and postcard from him.
He has 2 0r 3 times as many.
He kept all of the mail from me.
At first he put them in a nice and colorful box.
Then he got another box and so on.
We would text and talk to each other at the same time.

Except for maybe the first month, I would call him at 5:45 AM. I was his ALARM clock.
Remember, I was 2 hours behind him…
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Throughout the day we would call and text each other. We emailed.
We never had trouble finding things to say or to talk about.
We were up until 2-3-4 -All NIGHT.
Each and every night, Danny would call right before he went to bed.
If he fell asleep, he would call as soon as he woke up.

We never slept much back in those day.

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Smile At Everyone You See THIS WEEK…….Too Many people in a day…. Smile at people You normally wouldn’t.

Ask a coworker how their wife is. Ask how their children are.
Take some time to interact with them.
Listen.

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At the grocery store:
Let the person behind you go first.
Compliment a well behaved child.
Help someone with their groceries.
Hold the door open for them.
Complement the CASHIER

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Get on Social Media and Spend Some Quality Time With Bloggers you haven’t visited in awhile.
Comment, Comment , Comment on their posts.

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Interact with them and others.
Unless you know the person doesn’t like the likes…..LIKE THEIR POSTS, Even if you don’t have time to leave a comment.

Will I be doing any of these?
As Many As I CAN DO.
I may not get to the grocery store but I will follow up when I can get there.
I don’t have a cell phone to text but I can email.

Think outside of the box for ideas.
Come up with your own.
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Have a wonderful time with this.

Love Sarah

Author:

My real name is Debra (Debbie Sue). Sarah is a nickname given to me in high school. My husband has always called me that so here in Florida It's all I am known by. I was born and raised in Illinois. My son and I moved to Colorado in 1982. I taught school for 17 years. Then I ran a homeschooling/preschool/daycare until 2006 when I moved to Florida after my son, Bobby died suddenly. He was almost 26. Danny and I live and work at a state park here. I miss the mountains and climate of Colorado. I miss snow and the four seasons. I miss Bobby.

23 thoughts on “October’s Pay It Forward- Week One. Friday, October 2, 2015

  1. Thank you for this wonderful post Sarah, we all have these moments that we slack off, tired, not happy, think negative but it just goes to show we are humans, imperfect. What makes me admire you is you are still able to see things in a positive light, you want to change your perspective, you are honest and you still instill koy and positivity in your life and to the lives of those around you and in blogosphere. My love goes for you…Lots of hugs too! – always, Shine.

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    1. Oh Sass,
      I am very stronger. I am up.
      Between you and I…I am so tired of fighting everyday just to feel ok. JUST ok. Not good or great but just ok. I am so tired of being in bed.
      There is a huge wedding /reception/dancing at the park.
      Danny is THERE.
      I am stuck HERE.
      You enjoy YOUR WEEKEND.
      Have fun. Love you

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    1. Erika, My feelings towards him are full of love. Sadly, The bitterness and almost hate are there as well.
      I also know that I need to MAKE ME HAPPY . FOR ONCE I NEED TO COME FIRST. I can’t make him change but I can change the way I deal with everything.
      I have really slacked off any many areas this summer.
      I USE the HEAT AND HUMIDITY as an excuse for everything.
      I may be a PROBLEM. It is . I do get sick from it.
      I also know I can do more than I have….
      I am not talking when I am sick but for the days I am on my feet and able to do more.

      So I work on a little more each day.
      Little by little and a lot of backsliding.
      Have a wonderful weekend. Love Sarah

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      1. It sure is something both have to work on. Both have to look inside themselves and try to understand the other one. It is like discovering each other new and falling in love new. You both changed and whatever new will start rises from a different starting point. You are very honest, Sarah, and you give your best. Much love to you!

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