Thursday, August 09, 2007

Thumbs Up!

Rodney Olsen at The Journey has started a new blog Carnival called Thumbs Up!

Want to highlight someone making a positive difference?

Is there a blogger who deserves a pat on the back or simply something that has you feeling thankful this week?

The blogosphere can sometimes be a pretty negative place so I reckon it's great to make a habit of accentuating the positive.

I want to link to a number of bloggers who are writing positive posts each week.

Do you want to be a part of the positive? You can post a thank you to someone, a list of reasons you're thankful this week, or highlight people doing something worthwhile in your community. You don't have to post every week but it'd be wonderful if you're prepared to make the effort to write a positive post most weeks.

If you are not familiar with Rodney, he's located in Perth, AU and hosts a Christian radio show. His posts are usually very thought provoking. I think this is a great idea and suggest you check out his blog. He has buttons you can add to your blog. I have added one to my sidebar along with a link to the Thumbs Up Carnival Submission form. A Carnival is different from a weekly meme in that you can post any day you wish and you need to submit your post, either through the Blog Carnival link or by sending Rodney an email. You can check out the first edition of the Carnival here.

Many of you already do this, Susie's Sunday Blessings springs to mind. For me, I think it is important to try and find something positive to reflect on and write about especially in the weeks where bad things just seem to pile up and threaten to overwhelm me.

For my first Thumbs Up I would like to tell you about one of my families. I have had members of this family on my route for the last few years. The youngest member will be starting school next month. She has a beautiful smile even though she has leukemia.

They bought a used pool and went to a local company for a liner. The company they picked refused to sell it to them, instead they gave it to them. When they got out to the house to install it they looked over the pool the family had bought and decided it wasn't suitable and gave them a new pool. The family did not request any of this but the company felt that this was something that they wanted to do. I would be happy to post the name of the company here but they can't do this for every family, it was just something that they felt was the right thing to do at the time and they are not looking for publicity.

So a big Thank You! and Thumbs up to a local company that did something wonderful just because they could.


  1. Glad to see another on the Thumbs Up! list! :)

  2. A company with a heart...I'm so happy to know there are still some of those around! I agree with you, Susie's Sunday Blessings is definitely uplifting...she stays so positive even though so many sad events are happening in her life. xox

  3. Apple,
    I was so touched to see you mention my Sunday Blessings. I've made a real effort to stay upbeat in my blogging and in my commenting since I started.
    Your thumbs up list is a wonderful way to recognize the good that so often goes unnoticed.