P is for praise in unexpected places

18 Apr

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



6 responses to “P is for praise in unexpected places

  1. Liz A.

    April 18, 2014 at 10:20 PM

    Considering that the only time I left my house today was to get the mail, and I’ve seen no one, there is no one I can think of to thank for anything today. Except perhaps all the nice bloggers who have written lovely posts.

    Thank you.

    • dreaminofobx

      April 19, 2014 at 6:08 PM

      There are some lovely posts, aren’t there! I’m getting a huge kick out of your posts about subbing, and I’m insanely jealous of your knitting skills! For the record, I do think you should include the nook pillows in your shop…I can’t knit, so I’d never be able to make one for myself.

  2. D.A.Cairns

    April 19, 2014 at 1:57 AM

    Super idea. The power of thank you. Of appreciation expressed. Very good.

  3. thelmaz

    April 19, 2014 at 11:34 AM

    Visiting from the Challenge. Love the thank-you notes idea. Hope you’ll visit back. My theme this year is quirky quotes.

    • dreaminofobx

      April 19, 2014 at 5:55 PM

      Thanks for stopping by. I popped over to check out your blog, and absolutely LOVE your theme for the challenge! I particularly enjoy your P post, as I am a dyed-in-the-wool procrastinator (doing it right now, in fact!). I’ve bookmarked your site and can’t wait to check out your earlier posts (got as far back as L today).


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