Daily Archives: April 18, 2014

P is for praise in unexpected places

PpraiseI’m kind of stuck on the theme of recognizing those who work hard in thankless jobs this week. I thanked my mailman on Wednesday. I’ve also thanked a few people whose names I don’t know, but without whose hard work, life would be a lot less pleasant.

I put a little thank you sticky note on the janitor’s checksheet in the bathroom at work. Another between empty trays stacked on top of the trash can at a local fast food restaurant. One more on the handle of a broom propped in the corner at the Costco.

Would you like a little unexpected recognition for your hard work? Who could you thank today?


In an attempt to overwrite all the negative feelings I have about April I have made a pledge to complete 26 random acts of kindness this month. Reporting on these acts is the theme of my participation in this year’s April A to Z Challenge. If what you read here inspires you to commit your own RAoKs this month, please share what you’ve done in the comments. Together, we can rewrite April’s legacy!

If you’d like to check out how some other bloggers are responding to the A to Z Challenge, click here. Beware, there are 2051 participants at the time of this posting…I accept no responsibility for the hours you are likely to lose once you start browsing! 🙂

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Posted by on April 18, 2014 in Challenges, True Life