Monday, December 18, 2023

Sweeten up someone’s day.

 Take a dish of goodies to a friend or a neighbor. It doesn’t have to be big or fancy, it really is the thought that counts. 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Take Your Time to Help People

You never know when your actions will catch the attention and affect another person.
This is a real post from Facebook.
I took this picture at Culver's in Mundelein and I hope this employee doesn't mind that I post this, but I wanted to share an awesome story. The customer he is speaking with is a special needs man, and I watched and listened from my booth as he patiently and politely spent about 15 minutes answering all of his questions. He asked about the menu, prices, and even this employee even went as far as t...o retrieve a detailed menu so that he could explain some of the nutritional facts. This employee could not have been more polite and at no time appeared rushed, even though other customers were waiting in line. I wish I could have gotten his name, but he was not wearing a name tag. I did go on to the Culver's website and left my comments, so I hope he gets the recognition he definitely deserves. Sir, I tip my hat to you and pray more people follow your lead in life. Thank you. Feel free to share this, maybe it will make its way back to this employee!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Just 1 Little Thing turns into 2 and so on....

This is an experience I have Shamelessly stolen from a Facebook Friend, Chris

10 cents
Went to Kohls the other day, my purchase was $50.24. I gave the cashier 3 $20's and I was looking for the 24 cents - I hate change..... All I could come up with was 14 cents :( There were 3 teens in back of me - I would say around 18/19 and one goes - here is a dime and hands it too me. Yea I am not getting any change back except for the bills......

Turns into $10

Because I spent $50, I received $10 kohls cash. The cashier handed it too me and I turn around and handed it to the teen that gave me the dime and said thank you! The look on her face was priceless........

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Say Something Positive

"Fantastic things happen - to the way we feel, to the way we make other people feel. All this simply by using positive words."    -Professor Leo F Buscaglia

Be a positive influence in a world of negativity.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

THINK before you speak

If you think before you speak you may avoid misunderstandings and hurt feelings.  It's a little thing, but it is important.

T  is it true?
H  is it helpful?
  is it inspiring?
N  is it necessary?
K  is it kind?

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Happy May Day - Give a Flower to a Friend (or a Stranger)


It's May Day!

Surprise someone with a single flower or a bouquet. 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Send a Note to a Friend

Surprise a friend by sending them a nice note through the mail.  Everyone likes to get something in their mailbox that isn't junk mail.

Monday, March 19, 2012


If you are Tall (vertically blessed) help someone with less height by getting things from the top shelf at the supermarket. They will be grateful and you will feel better for helping.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

From Just 1 Little Thing to You and yours -  
Please have a

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Pick an Angel

Pick an Angel from the Salvation Army Angel Tree. 
Each angel represents a deserving child or elder that will not get a gift for Christmas if you do not help.
If  you cannot afford to buy a present by yourself, pool your money with several friends.
Call your local Salvation army for an Angel Tree near you.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgoving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our followers.

Your 1 little thing every day makes the world a better place.  Thank you.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Invite a Friend to Dinner

Thursday is Thanksgiving Day in the United States.  

If you have a friend that doesn't have family to share this day with, invite them to celebrate with you.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Share a Coupon

If you come across a coupon for an item you know your friend uses, clip and give it to him/her. 

Everybody appreciates saving money.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Be Grateful

Thank a veteran.
Their service makes your freedom possible.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Make a Jack O'Lantern for a Friend

Most people like Jack O'Lanterns, but hate the mess of making them.  Give a friend a frightful looking present to celebrate All Hallow's Eve.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Give Blood

 You never know when the one who needs blood might be you.

Click here to make an appointment to give blood at a Red Cross blood drive near you or contact your local blood bank.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Drop Your Spare Change

Drop your spare change into the Ronald McDonald House Charities Donation box.
Ronald McDonald House Charities allows kids from all over the world to  have access to medical care and for their families to be there with them.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Use a Coupn

For each Proctor and Gamble  coupon you use from today's special insert in the  paper they will contribute 2 cents to breast cancer research.

Make this your one little thing today.  Use a  Proctor and Gamble coupon, help fight breast cancer.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Rake a leaf

Help out a neighbor or friend that has trouble doing their yard work - Rake their leaves.  It is great exercise for you and  your friend or neighbor will surely appreciate it.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Say Happy Birthday

Keep track of your friends' birthdays and wish them a Happy Birthday.  Everyone likes to have their special day remembered.      

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Put out the trash

If you have a neighbor that may have trouble wheeling around their garbage can - offer to put it out for them on garbage day.

Friday, September 9, 2011


  • The people who lost their lives to the terrorist  attack on the twin towers of the World Trade Center, an empty field in Pennsylvania and the Pentagon.

  • The brave people, firefighters, policemen and civillians, that ran INTO the buildings to try to save others and lost their lives.

  • The silence around airports and the empty skies in the days following the attacks.

  • The horrible feeling of knowing that our country had been attacked and the fierce resolve that those who did this would not get away with it.


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Have You Done Your 1?

Have you done your 1Little Thing today?  Take the time to do something for someone else.  See how good it feels.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Say Thank You (2)

If someone wants to pick up the tab for lunch or do some other nice thing for you, just say Thank You.
They wouln't offer if they didn't want to do it and your "1 Little Thing" is to graciously accept the offering.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Water the Plants

Offer to water your neighbor's plants if they are going out of town.  It is relaxing for you and your neighbor  won't come home to dead plants.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Feed the Dog (or Cat)

If your neighbor has to go away for a few days, offer to feed and water his or her pet.  It doesn't take long  and it isn't dificult, but it will make your neighbor's trip much more relaxed knowing you are taking care of Rover or Fluffy.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Wish someone a Happy Independence Day.

Wish your friends a happy Independence Day! 

The United State of America is celebrating
235 years of Freedom
July 4, 2011.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Pick Up a Dozen Eggs

Next time you have to go to the grocery store, ask a neighbor if there is anything you can pick up for them.  What a treat to NOT have to run out for a quart of milk or a loaf of bread! Who knows, they may return the favor the next time they go to the store.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Do a Chore

Once in a while, without fanfare, do a chore that is normally performed by someone else in your household.  Imagine their delight to have that little bit of extra time to do something else or sit and have a cup of coffee.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Say Happy Father's Day.

Tell all of your favorite dads
They don't have to be YOUR dad -
just A dad.

Every Day