Daily Archives: 02/04/2015

National Thank a Mailman Day

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

“Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world!”



Today, February 4th is National Thank a Mailman Day. Do you hear that pups? That means don’t chase the mailman on this date! Instead of chasing the mailman, today gives you a chance to say thank you. They deliver the mail six days a week regardless of the weather either by postal truck and walking routes. Do you remember the old Pony Express motto? “Neither rain, nor snow, nor death of the night, can keep us from our duty!” This motto is believed to be taken in part from a motto dating back to ancient times! You also hear it this way some times, “Through rain or snow, or sleet or hail, we’ll carry the mail. We will not fail.”

So pets near and far away, go sit by the mailbox today. Maybe bring a bone and give it to the mailman. Tell him thank you.


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Pay it Forward

Okay Friends – Here We Go!

My sweet friends at Nikitaland have started this monthly issue of Pay It Forward.  We asked for you to keep this in mind all month and to share things here today on what you have been able to do.  Paying it forward is not for bragging purposes – it’s an attempt to show how many different things we can do to pay it forward – lots of them don’t even include money.  Gestures that we take for granite may be a God send to another person.  So here we go – I’ll start on what mommy has done in the past month.


First up – Nikitaland sent me this cool bracelet.  I wear it to remind myself to Pay it Forward.  I even and bought some extra ones to pass out (see ordering information at the bottom of this post).  For example, twice I went through different drive thru restaurants.  One was McDonald’s and the other was a Chick-Fil-A.  I bought breakfast for the car behind me and asked the cashier to give the bracelet to the car as a reminder to Pay it Forward.  That way when they Pay it Forward, they can give the bracelet to another person to remind them to Pay it Forward and so on.  The packaging that the bracelet comes in tells the person to do this – what an awesome idea huh?

Also a couple of times during the month on garbage day, me and the hub unit took back the garbage cans of our neighbors.  It’s a little gesture that is absolutely wonderful – especially in this cold weather!

Also one night, mom stopped on the way home at Nana’s and brought her mail to her.

Mom/dad both ate at one night and met woman who is supporting her grandchildren.  She didn’t ask but mom/dad felt the need to give her a little something for the kids. It wasn’t much but hopefully it would help a little bit.

Thanks my friends for reading and supporting the Pay it Forward mission.  What did YOU do this month to make a difference?  Please post on your page and link back so everyone can see that it takes everyone making a small part to do a great dent!

My buddy Nikitaland made up a good deeds sheet.  You can get it here.  You can print it, hang it on your fridge and just jot some things down that you do during the month.  That way at our next meet up, you can share what you have done to PAY IT FORWARD.

AND if you are interested in getting some Pay it Forward bracelets, check out Nikitaland’s post here for ordering information.  Believe me friends – WE CAN ALL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Next meet up will be Wednesday, March 4, 2015 – mark your calendars!


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