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Monday, July 18, 2011

Day 13: Makin' faces at babies

Day 13: It is simply too much fun...make funny faces at little kids! It lets others around you enjoy the simplicity and joy of little tikes.

Kids appreciate little things and loving do we! Go out there, make someone's day.

Clown faces and inflated cheeks are a funny way to make our world simply.....outstanding. 

Day 12: Sing!

Day 12: Sing a pleasant song to the world. Get something fun stuck in the heads of those around you!

We sing when we are happy....let's share it with everyone else.

Songs are just another way to make our lives simply....outstanding

Friday, July 8, 2011

Day 11: Writing on Napkins


Day 11: is a super easy one. It is all about leaving a lil' special note to people who offer their services in our daily lives.

If you are being served at a restaurant, dining hall, or cleaning maids clean your room at a hotel, why not leave a little thank you note to brighten someone's day?

Recognition for our efforts simply feels good. Leave a napkin note to someone saying "thank you." And, shoot, while you're at it draw an epic pretty picture, too!


It is just an easy way to make our world a bit happier...a bit more...outstanding

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Day 10: Driving on the bright side of life

We spend so much time in cars. Virtually everywhere that we need to go, we go by car. Have you ever been in rush hour when BAM, soccer mom cuts you off as she skids around the corner with her tires burning, kids screaming in the back seat? Well, Day 10: is about driving the way you would like to be driven.


Here's what to do [and not do]:

1) Use all proper movement gestures, i.e. blinkers, waving on

2) Rellow light? Not so much, you are not fooling anyone!

3) Speeding hardly ensures punctuality :/

4) LAY OFF TH... uh hem... lay off the horn, please!

5) Let that guy in. He has been waiting for decades.

6) It's not bumper cars -- back off bucko!

7) Without all the hurry worry, maybe your daily drives will actually be sort of....nice.

Driving is huge. Make driving less stressful to make our every day lives simply....outstanding. 

Day 9: TV dinner

TVs are the biggest pest to society when they are put in restaurants. 

Day 9: Do not stare at TV screens when eating with others.

It requires sincere effort to not watch the bright flashy colors on the screen when eating. Especially when located in the right spot, TVs can capture our attention more than most any conversation.

But never give in. Mental fine tuning is the key...or should we just find more interesting friends? Hmmm?

Here are some points:

1) Pay attention....always consider every situation and be cognizant of what is going on around us.

2) When TVs are in a restaurant, people suddenly stop talking, looking at each other, and we even care less about our food.

3) No one CARES what is on the flashy screen yet the fact that it is continuously changing can steer our attention like we are A.D.D. cattle.

4) Do not become cattle.

And if it is too difficult, ask the restaurant staff to turn off their TVs. You'll help yourself and others and maybe, just maybe take a step towards making our world simply.....outstanding. 

Day 8: Compliment Battles

Arm yourselves. Men and women, there comes a time in our lives when we are pitted against forces so great that we must do the unthinkable: we must compliment?


Compliments - random or planned, whether to a stranger or close friend - are an unparalleled way to bring a goofy-looking smile and blushy redness to anyone's face. People are often afraid to compliment others; it is looked at as a sign of weakness. But, go ahead and try: see if you are confident and sincere enough to tell a lady she is pretty, tell a child they have a lovely smile, tell a man that he is a superb role model. Go ahead, my reader, do it and see who rises as a better person.

Compliment regularly and sincerely and uniquely and you will find that you may just be simply.....outstanding. 

Day 6: Drop In!

Ah, you gotta love the classics, ay?

Day 6: drop in to visit your amigos. This is particularly easy for those college kids among us. But everyone can get to their friend's house, bring a bag of BBQ chips and a 2-liter of cream soda and throw a "GO US for being friends" fiesta. How AWE+ does that sound?

(For those ignorant among us...awe+ means "awesome" but it is much cooler because it has simple arithmetic speak ('sum') thrown in. Go math.)

Ok, you say: "I am too busy and don't have time" or "I don't like chips" or some lame excuse like that. WELL, my friends, whatever your anti-social driven excuse may be, take advice from my friend Colin Powell and do what he does: drop a card under people's doors telling them that you stopped by to say hello. 
--------------If you cannot do that, you will end up alone and abandon....------------------------

The importance is to remind those around you that they are important in your life.
*Do that often and your Facebook wall will be loaded with posts ;)

So, my dedicated reader, this is a big one. This is intimate, caring, and it is guaranteed to make someone's day brighter than an LED.

You never know, you may just arrive at just the right time. Do it, go do it to make your friend's lives simply.....outstanding.

Day 7: Close Your Cell Phone

No one loves a one-to-one conversation with frequent text-session interruptions. Do not do it. Be above the influence.
Day 7: Give those that you are speaking to the courtesy of your attention. If you do not want to talk, simply leave the conversation! Everyone knows you are popular, so be personal and engaging.

~Close the tele, open your mind, use your words.~

Conversation is actually a difficult art, but it is an essential one. Do not be afraid to look people in the eyes and talk to them directly! Often, cell phones are used as a "timely distraction", but we will all be better off confident and focused.


Be polite. 
Be caring.
Embrace the moment.
Text like a civilized human being. 
You can do it; you'll be a better friend.

Do not give your life to your pocket-sized screen....resisting is just another way to make the world simply....outstanding.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Day 5: Wear a funny T-Shirt

Doing good things for other people is all about making a heavy world a bit lighter.

Try Day 5: wearing a funny t-shirt.


My personal favorites are shirts with pictures of random characters from our childhood with no explanation. Random, makes us reminisce, and they usually have bright colors. 


But today is a pretty easy day. Wear a shirt that is witty, funny, makes people think, or randomly offers compliments. Plus, who DOESN'T want to wear a Thomas The Tank Engine T-shirt?? Puhleez

Comedy Compliments Coolness...all ways to make our society simply....outstanding.

Day 4: Clean as a whistle

Now, dearest reader, today might sound like propaganda....but I promise you it is not. It is tried and true!

Day 4: clean = good.

Now, this one is a bit personal. But I am a neat freak. I dislike dirtiness. But there is great value in doing something small for our environment and society by picking up trash when you see it.


It might seem a bit complex... so here is how it's done.

1) Spot trash on the ground

2) Stop and pick it up

3) Throw in nearest trash receptacle

4) Get that good ole feelin o' doin' good. Mmm mmm

WOW. That is so doable. Since we are on a role, try these as well:

-Push grocery carts and baskets back where they belong
-Put store items back in place
-Put books back in their spot in the library (saves from many migraines) not throw gum on the sidewalk

Too easy. If you have been looking for some exercise.... try practicing this one often :)

So, it's not is good will. Just another way to making our world simply....outstanding.

Day 3: Share Your Story

Quick anecdotal moment: my family is having breakfast in a hotel in Syndey, AUS., when one of the restaurant bussers (American) comes to our table and starts chatting with us. He starts off boldly by telling us about his life's love story (how he got left, she had a child, she got divorced, then basically wanted him back, now he lives happily in AUS with her....). We were a little thrown off, of course, because WHO DOES THAT!? Well, we all should. His story ended up being moving, real, and he concluded with a few really great life lessons.

By the end were laughing, joking, and we really connected with him. It was all his doing; an average hotel worker was able to move our family by his boldness and openness.


So Day 3: Share your story. Do not be afraid to tell people who you are, what you have learned, and what makes you tick. Share with people your beliefs (no matter what they are) and trust people to take you seriously.


NOTE: if someone is rude or blows you off, stick your tongue out at them. Tell another person more worthwhile.

And there you have it...a perhaps new way to engage the people all around you and make the world simply....outstanding.

Day 2: H-hello?

Day 2: Saying hello can be quite difficult.

You have had those awkward times in the elevator when no one speaks for approximately 500 floors. It is weird and it does not feel good. So, why not be the bold person who breaks the silence? DO IT!


-There is no improper way to say "Hi."
-You'll more than likely learn something about someone
-Saying hello is relieving....ahhhhhh
-You might talk to someone with an accent -- always good fun :)
-Initializing conversation (AKA, saying hello) raises confidence
-If someone does not respond, just stick your tongue out at them.

So, there you have it. Another day closer to making our society simply.....outstanding.

Day 1: A smile goes a long way

Day 1 of making our society BETTER! Let's begin....!

To our peers in the hallways, our neighbors on the street, or a stranger on the sidewalk...sometimes there is nothing better than simply giving someone your own genuine smile. Never be afraid of doing what is right. If you're doing what is right, how can you go wrong?


Sound cheesy? Try it. Here is a step-by-step:

1) Practice flashing those pearly whites in the mirror (throw in a wink if you so desire)

2) Go about your daily life

3) Locate a person

4) Strategically position yourself in optimal viewing area

5) Make the critical eye contact

6) BAM! Let um shine... give your fellow homo sapien a reason to smile back

7) Feel just made someone's day

So, there you have it! Day 1 of making our society simply....outstanding.