Friday, January 27, 2012

30 Day Appreciation Challenge

I just signed up to take part in Amanda's 30 Day Appreciation Challenge.  You can read all about it and sign up yourself on her blog Run to the Finish


I agree that it is very important to make sure to say Thank You to the poeple we interact with each day... whether it is a clerk in a store, your mailman, your family members, co-workers, neighbors, and so on....  each and everyone we meet throughout our day impacts us in some way.

I often make phone calls or leave notes on retailers suggestion box cards, to give kudos to those people who have done a particularly nice job with their service to me when I shop.  I think people should be singled out for praise and appreciation when they deserve and earn it.

And sometimes, a Thank You to someone who perhaps doesn't quite deserve it gives them the impetus to do a better job for the next customer... if they realize their work is valuable and honored.
I often write notes of appreciation to the supervisor of the young woman who handles my accounts at the credit union where we have accounts. She goes out of her way to help me with lots of things, and I like to tell her boss how great the service is.

And just in case I don't say thank YOU, often enough. for reading my blog posts and leaving helpful comments and giving me great advice...

Thank You

We never know how our actions as we go through our day, really affect other people, and so I think being kind and showing appreciation, is a nice way to leave a good impression!

Do have a look at Amanda's post and join in!

Do you say Thank You?

Do you write Thank You notes, or emails?

Do you make Thank You phone calls?


  1. This is great! I try to say thank you often and show my appreciation, but I'm sure I could use some work in that department. Great reminder, I will check out Amanda's post!

  2. you are so sweet!! thanks for joining, I know this challenge didn't jump out as "cool" to a lot of folks but hey being healthy is more than running and food :)

  3. Love this challenge!

    Thanks for checking out my blog:)

  4. wow! what a great challenge. THANK YOU for always sending positive comments and replies my way! and for posting and being willing to share about your life :)

    i have been flying a lot the past 2 weeks so i have made it a point to smile and thank everyone whether it be TSA, the flight attendants, etc...i feel like just a simple smile and thanks can often go a long way!

  5. Very nice post Elle!! And a very big Thank you for being a loyal reader and supplying all of us with interesting and informative posts of your own :)

    Thank you for the reminder to be more thoughtful and loving in each and every day!

  6. I don't think I say Thank you enough... I would like to start though!! There are so many people that I should be thanking every single day for the amazing things that they do for me!

    THANK YOU for being you, Elle! And for being such a great blog friend :)

  7. It is so important to show appreciation! I will join this challenge too!

  8. Love it! I say THANK YOU often, very often! because I know sometimes it makes a person's day, especially when they least expect it! Pretty cool to post about it...THANK YOU for your sweet comments on my blog!

  9. I try to say Thank You often. Anytime I am impressed with someone or his/her service or just appreciate them being there for me. I know how much I appreciate it when someone thanks me so I want them to feel the same way.

    THANK YOU for being the friend and blogger that you are - I am so happy our paths crossed.

    This sounds like a great challenge. Thanks for sharing it with all of us!


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