National THANK YOU Day 2014

Today’s the day! Every one of us has had many instances and encounters – good and bad – with people who deserve our thanks. Every person has impact on our day to day lives with acts of kindness.

When:
September 15th every year

Why thank people?

We should all remember to be grateful for all the little things in life everyday. In case we are busy and forget, September 15th is the designated day of the year when we remember and thank every one who has made a difference in any way – big or small.

We should also remember to appreciate people who love us and do things to support us and make our lives more comfortable and easier to live. Even though people may get paid to do things for us, it is still a good idea to thank them for their services and help!

It is quite common for people to get caught up in their busy lives and to forget to be grateful for things like our health, our friends and family, co-workers, neighbors, acquaintances etc.

So here’s your chance–get out there and use this day to say “Thank You” to all the people who have impacted your life in any way.

We should take a moment and thank loved ones–the people who have been there through it all and who have proven their dedication through unconditional support and love. It is most important to let these people know how much they truly mean to us, and how they have made a positive and significant difference in every part of our struggle.

Thank You Day Quotes
•”If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.”
•”A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues.”
•”We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”
•”The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.”
•”The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.”
•”Thank you, I appreciate you, and I wish you well on your journey!”
•”I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks.”
•”A true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart.”
•”Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
•”Saying thank you to the person who makes your life miserable is the way of saying thanks to the Lord for the strength in coping up the pain.”
•”Gratitude is the memory of the heart.”

10 Things To Do This July

Mid-summer never felt so hot with these fresh ideas for your home!

The flowers are in-bloom, the BBQ is fired up and your social calendar is booked with one backyard party after another. Make the most of the season with these simple suggestions!

1 Clean the BBQ
Often neglected, the BBQ can be a breeding ground for bacteria and waste. Depending on how often it gets used, your grill should be cleaned every time you cook on it and come July, it’s in major need of some TLC. Roll up your sleeves and grab a steel wire brush to work out all the grease and food particles that reside in the grates, under the burners and on the lid. The best tip? Clean right after you’ve used the BBQ when it is still mildly warm. It will make your life a lot easier!

2 Indulge in fresh foliage
Time to take advantage of all that “pre” season gardening you did in March! Stroll through your garden and pick flowers for a beautiful arrangement in your home. Since you will be saving on the expense of purchasing in a flower shop, adorn every room with some of your favorite blooms.

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3 Bring summer in
If you skipped out on spring cleaning this year — as we all tend to do from time to time! — clean the windows in your home. Don’t try to do it on your own or else it will be September before you know it. Invest in a professional service for a one-day stint. You’ll be amazed at the results.

4 Lighten up
Summers means heat and humidity, so contemplate making minor changes to your decor that will make your surroundings more comfortable. Change your bed linens from winter flannels to airy cotton blends or silks. Do your duty for the environment and give the air conditioning a break by buying a few stylish fans to place in and around your house.

5 Camp out
Whether you have a family or are part of a cozy couple, take a mini-vacation … in your own backyard. Pitch a tent, grab your sleeping bags and light your tiki torches. Summer only lasts three months so enjoy the environment around you and take advantage of sleeping under the stars!

6 Host a Japanese-themed tea party
Get in touch with your inner Zen and host a beautiful outdoor tea party. The key is to keep it simple and clean and to surround yourself with the four elements of nature. Decorate the table with colorful stones, elegant fresh orchids, and tiny tea candles. Place a trickling fountain nearby, serve green tea in pretty cups and watch your guests soak up the tranquility.

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7 Fly high
Take advantage of the warm breeze and sunny skies by planning a trip to your local park to fly a kite with your family. Pack a picnic lunch and you have the perfect way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon.
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8 Road tripping
As soon as the weather warms, farmers markets and fruit stands pop up virtually everywhere in the city and in the suburbs. Traditionally only open for a limited run, jump on your bike (or yes, into your car if need be) and discover these hidden gems.

9 Going, going, gone
Even if vintage chic isn’t your exactly decor mantra, garage sales are just a fun way to explore your neighborhood on a weekend. Don’t knock it until you try it; you really never know what you may find.

10 Cocktail connoisseur
Backyard soirees are a dime a dozen come this time of year, so next time you host, try something different by having a cocktail pot-luck (with hors d’oeuvres, naturally). Invite a group of friends to create a new, season-themed drink (alcoholic or non) and have a judging panel choose the ultimate sipper. Remember, the summer is all about letting loose and having some fun. Don’t take it too seriously!

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