Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Pay It Forward

Because it is Tuesday and #IBOT, I'm linking up with Jess from Essentially Jess for #IBOT !!!

I found this on FB earlier this month and thought it was a great idea.  I'm not sure that the people who follow me on FB thought the same as only 2 people responded !!!!

I am not sure if it is because it is a little confronting thinking that you are going to send your address to someone you don't know IRL.  I promise that this isn't so I can stalk you or turn up un-announced for dinner one night - I just know how much I love getting snail mail that is not a bill that needs to be paid, an event to be attended or a request for something from me and I want to share that feeling with other bloggers !!

Whoever leaves a comment on this post and e-mails me their address (PO Box is fine as well) will receive, some time in this calendar year, a note from me.  There may be something small attached - it may just be a card.  But, at a totally random time during the year, if you have left a comment on this blog, you will receive something in the mail.  (Of course if you would like to leave a comment without wanting anything mailed to you - that is fine too !!!!)

The catch ?  If you leave a comment and want to receive some mail, you must post the same offer EXCEPT you can limit it to the first 5 people who leave a comment.  (This can be done on FB or through your blog - whatever works for you !!!)  The post I got was for 5 people but I figure that I don't get that many comments and if I do, I am more than happy to send something to whoever takes the time to stop by and say hullo ! 

My e-mail address is bodyandfeetretreat(at)gmail(dot)com.

Also, if you would like to be included in the daily Thought For The Day that I send out (most mornings Monday - Friday), e-mail me at the above address and I will include you in the daily mail out.

I have been having some difficult times lately so I am looking for the positives wherever I can, working on the theory that the more positives I surround myself with, the more they will rub off on me and the better I will feel.

Have the best Tuesday and thank you for stopping by !!!!

TFTD : Your desire to succeed must overpower your fear of failure.


30 comments:

  1. I must have missed that on twitter! I don't know if it's that people don't like giving out their addresses (although that might be part of it) but I think we're just lazy. That sounds like a lot of work to me, though I love the idea! I also love your TFTD...very fitting for me at the moment! x Aroha

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    1. I figure there wouldn't be that many people who replied to it wouldn't be too much work and if a large number of people did respond, I had 350 days to send something out - it's all good ! I just know how much I love getting snail mail !!!
      Have a great day !
      Me

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  2. I'm in! I'll email you my addy shortly. Can I do it through Facebook, or do I need to do a blog post about it? :)
    xx

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    1. Thanks Tracey - expect something in the mailbox sometime this year !!!
      Have the best day !
      Me

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  3. I love that instead of resigning yourself to the hard times that you are having, you are finding a way to give back. I love that! I would love to be a part of this...

    BBeingCool
    PO Box 7719
    Toowoomba South Qld 4350

    I will put it on my facebook now! Thanks lovely!

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    1. Thanks B - you'll be getting something that isn't a bill in the mail - sometime !!!
      Have a great week !
      Me

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  4. It's a great idea. I love getting mail! Especially from other bloggers.
    Keep staying positive, hon! Love your zest for life x

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    1. I'm trying hard to stay positive - right now it really isn't that easy and I have to work so hard but the outcome is so much better than the alternative !!
      Have a great day !
      Me

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  5. Me me me please.... I did it on Facebook too, and got 5 counting my daughter and she isnt getting one, so if you want her spot let me know :)

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    1. Happy to include S - just need your address.
      Have a fantastic day !
      Me

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  6. I don't need to get something, but I do post thank you's to people or just out of the blue cards. I did it more when I was working - I'd write letters while I waited for clients in their waiting rooms. I think it's a nice thing to do...I still send postcards too. But maybe that's cos I'm old. And weird. ;)

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    1. I must be old and weird too because I have often in the past posted random cards / letters. I always think about how much I love getting snail mail and think others are probably the same.
      Have the best day !
      Me

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  7. I used to love having so many pen pals when I was in Primary school, and getting excited when the letters come. I'm not so excited about the mail anymore, but packages though! Thats another story! It is a great idea!!
    Karen #teamIBOT

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    1. I had a penpal in Finland when I was at school - I loved getting letters from Mya. When my folks went to scandanavia on holiday they arranged to meet her and had lunch with her on one day.
      Have a great day !
      Me

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  8. I had seen that getting around, it may very well be because of the address thing. I won a giveaway and realise I'd have to give out my address oops didn't think of that ha! Your TFTD is similar to one of my mantras - love it! Stay positive x

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    1. Thanks Stacey-Lee - I am working hard on it until things fall into place and become a little easier. In the meantime I am using whatever tools I can to get there !!!
      Have a great week !
      Me

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  9. Reminds me of the chain letter things I used to play along with years ago - not the yukky ones - the ones where you sent a postcard or a recipe or a pair of knickers to the first person on the list. They were fun!

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    1. Oh yes, I remember those - used to love the ones with recipes or tea towels. The memories that brings back - thank you !!!!
      Have the best week !
      Me

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  10. Sorry to hear you are having some difficult times. I will get my shite together and get involved with your mail out, 'it won't happen overnight but it will happen'. Please remind me if I totally spaz out and forget! I enjoy the honest and realness of your blog. Emily

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    1. Thanks Emily - I know that you have lots on your plate at the moment - will send a reminder if I haven't heard from you in a while !!!!
      Have the best day !
      Me

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  11. I've seen this on FB think it's a lovely way of building community and reaching people who may need some contact. Hope things start to pick up soon, hun. xx

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    1. Thanks Lisa - you are one special lady with your suuport in this.
      Have a fantastic week !
      Me

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  12. Now this is a postive idea.

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    1. Thanks Jacana - have a great day !
      Me

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  13. I do like this idea and I love that you are trying to reclaim your positivity!

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    1. Thanks Kirsty - I am working really hard on that because the alternative isn't good !!!!!
      Have a great week !
      Me

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  14. I've seen this idea doing the rounds and love it. I just don't want to commit at this point cause I'm already busy enough

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    1. That is totally fine Jess - I just figured that for the number of people who would respond to me ('cos I am not nearly as popular as you are !!!) I would have the time over 350 days to send something out to them.
      It's all about doing what works for each of us.
      Have the best day !
      Me

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  15. What a lovely idea you beautiful lady, I too worry about committing, I have actually put this on my personal facebook one year and those poor five people are still diligently checking their mailbox I am sure! Fairy wishes and butterfly kisses lovely

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  16. I LOVE THIS!! I am going to do this through my FB.

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