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Saturday, April 6, 2019

Quite often i'm told i dont have time to volunteer or I don't have alot of money to give, Folks REMEMBER it's NOT about the amount of time you volunteer or the amount of money you give, what it IS about is being IN THE MOMENT and helping when you can. All acts of KINDNESS are EQUAL! And also folks remember when you say you don't have the time or money ..... it ONLY takes a SECOND to say HELLO to someoneone and costs you not a cent. Remember YOUR hello might be the ONLY hello that person gets all day. What a difference YOU can make! BUMP IT UP!
8:22 pm edt 

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Come together!
Who was it that sang the song" Come Together?" In this world today wouldn't that be a GREAT global theme song!!! You know we continually forget how MORE ALIKE we are than different! So maybe let's start singing that song in our head...right now!!!!! You and me! sound familiar! BUMP IT UP!
7:16 pm est 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

BUMP IT UP! For Florence Victims
A BIG thank you to all of you out there for your outpouring of time ...money and resources with the ongoing issues related to Florence. This experience once again shows people will RISE UP to help those in need. Continued prayers and well wishes to ALL those who have been affected by this storm! Lets keep the momentum going helping all those affected!
7:55 pm edt 

Friday, June 1, 2018

Blue Skies
I was listening to a podcast today and it was talking about the weather. In discussing weather the woman speaking made a GREAT point! We always refer to skies that are NOT blue as cloudy. She pointed out the sky is ALWAYS blue just sometimes it has dark clouds in front of it . This got me to thinking... How often in our daily lives we are so quick to complain about things without REMINDING ourselves behind the complaint we HAVE so MANY MORE things to be THANKFUL for. So next time you head outside and complain about the weather...PAUSE and think about ALL you have to be thankful for on this day! BUMP IT UP!
5:16 pm edt 

Sunday, April 29, 2018

I'm Back!!!

The past few months like for ALL of us has been BUSY! Sometimes I feel like i barely have time to get through the work day then come home and try to return emails, mail out magnets etc and BLOG! Obviously Ive NOT done a great job blogging and thats about to change...TODAY! So check in ans see whats going on as much as you can and REEMBER to BUMP IT UP!!!

We just got back from vacation a week ago and interesting insight I heard several times on the cruise.." Why is everyone so nice to each other on cruises and when we return its "business as usual?" Good question...maybe we are more relaxed...maybe we are in a better mmod because of vacation. I dont have the answer. What I do know for a fact is " We have far more things in common that make us alike than we do differences that separate us" So lets ALL do a better job on finding common ground! Happy Sunday!



7:04 pm edt 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Well have you...
Each and every day are opportunities to BUMP IT UP! It could be a smile...opening a door...letting a car in front of you. What You perceive as something as small may be just what that person needs to make their day... create a ripple effect today!!!!
4:44 pm edt 

Thank You Maya
During these times especially when ALL that is going on in the world it IS important to remember to paraphrase The late great Maya Angelou.." As humans we ARE more ALIKE than different." so lets focus on the many things that have in common instead of those things that create differences and boundaries. We do not have to agree or approve of everthing but EVERYONE deserves kindness and respect! BUMP IT UP!
4:41 pm edt 

Monday, September 25, 2017

During these times....
When i speak to people be it one on one or speaking to groups I always tell people " We do NOT have to agree or approve of everything BUT remember EVERYONE deserves kindness and respect! BUMP IT UP!
8:03 pm edt 

Sunday, September 24, 2017

$8 = $20
 I was at Chick filet the other day when i noticed a couple of teenagers counting their money several times. after witnessing this on about the $th time I asked them if they were running short. they said by several dollars. I told them to give me their $8 dollars and I would trade them my $20. after getting over the shock of my offer i repeated it again. i told them all ask is look up the bumpexperiment and do something nice forsomeone sometime. They thanked me and moved up in the line and immediately went to the website. Hopefully they are out bumping it up! to others right now. sometimes if ONLY we watch those around us instead of watching our screens we might just help someone in need if only a chick filet sandwich! BUMP IT UP!
6:26 pm edt 

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Mistaken Idenity!
Today in whole foods two women were looking at the King of Pops ice cream bars. The banan pudding pops had their full attention but after considering for a minute ..perhaps another time. so i bought them each one and gave them a Bump It Up! card. It made their day!!! Tey asked me if I was the King of Pops guy. I said no... I"m the BUMP it Up! guyLaughing
3:59 pm edt 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Happy Birthday BUMP!!!
 Today is BUMP's birthday!!! He would have been 98 years old today! It is his many acts of kindness and one act of kindness to me that little did he know there would be a BIG experiment in his honor! "If youy are ever in the positon to do something for someone be it of your time or money do it without expecting anything in return! BUMP IT UP! MUCH LOVE and GRATEFULNESS!!!!
6:16 pm est 

Sunday, November 20, 2016

As we approach this coming week of THANKSGIVING lets all try to be just that that...THANKFUL!!! As Maya Angelou said, :As humans we are MORE ALIKE than different! So lets us CELEBRATE those things we share and remember everyone deserves KINDNESS and RESPECT even when we disagree. So this coming week do YOUR part to BUMP IT UP! and be thankful!
7:00 pm est 

Monday, June 20, 2016

A helping hand:)
I was in Walmart today in the checkout line and as the woman ahead of me was paying her bill I noticed she was thinking long and hard as she looked at her wallet. I realized  in the moment something was going to come up short and I think it was her wallet. I noticed she had her hospital uniform on where I am an ongoing patient.
I immediately said, " You work at NORTHSIDE?." and she responded "YES" I told her I insisted on paying her purchases as I had always been treated sooo nicely by the employees there. She was very grateful as she said her son's birthday was coming up this week and she was running short. She said I was an angel! No just someone who too has been the recipient of a helping hand! BUMP IT UP!
7:17 pm edt 

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Over the holidays I was home and in a retail store when the lady working there commented, "you look very joyful!" I told her I was just arriving for the holidays. she said she was trying to "get in the spirit" but at the current time she was homeless a s her husband kicked her out and moved someone else in after many years. They had two children in the home where they still were and she said safe with their dad. She said she would be ok just living in her car right now. she said she thought she was bad off but just a couple days earlier woman in the grocery store with children did not have enough money to cover her groceries so my new friend covered her and now herself was HOMELESS and BROKE! The next day that I met her she was to see her 10 year old son for his birthday but she had already told him she had helped someone and would not be able to give him a present the next day. I had $60 bucks in my wallet and gave it to her and told her to do something with her son! And I told her YOU never know what the next day brings...she helped someone a couple days earlier and two days later her kindness manifested itself in the form of me! BUMP IT UP!
6:51 pm est 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

The Bump Experiment Nov1st -Nov 7th
Over the next seven days hopefully we will create a ripple effect and create a WAVE of kindness! Maya Angelou said, "As humans we are MORE alike than different! Unfortunately many times we focus on the things that make us different instead of focusing on the ZILLIONS of things that connect us to one another. Please take the time to give a little of your time or money this week and put into practice The Bump Experiment's mission statement. I
"If you are ever in the position to do something for someone be it of your time or money do it without expecting anything in return!" so get out there and BUMP IT UP!
5:52 pm est 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Something about Mary
Today I was in the dollar store and noticed a woman buying quite a few school supplies. I thought perhaps she was a teacher, but when I spoke to her in check line it turns out she was buying school supplies to help stock for students in need of school supplies. I went to my car and got a BUMP IT UP! magnet and a gift card to get her a cup of coffee on me as MY way of saying things. As I shared to which we both agree.....There is FAR more good that goes on in this world than bad....we just don't hear about all the good things. unfortunately many times we judge the very quality of OUR lives by the misery of others instead of being thankful foar ALL WE DO have. thanks MARY for being a BUMPER!
7:34 pm edt 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

In the midst of all that is seemingly going wrong in the world today we MUST always remind ourselves there is FAR MORE good going on than bad...... We just don't always get to hear about it because unfortunately BAD news gets attention. Notice the evening news ALWAYS starts off with the most horrific event of the day whether it be our local or national news. Unfortunately many times we judge the quality of our lives by the misery of others. As I once heard someone say."I'm behind one car payment , but a friend just had their car repossessed so I guess I'm doing ok." Folks remember Its the good things in our lives we need to CELEBRATWE every day. Thankfulness for our family, friends and loved ones. Hopefully both of the previous are included in our loved ones!:) BUMP IT UP! anytime you have a chance by making someone's day! It could be as SIMPLE as just by saying HELLOI!
7:18 pm edt 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

$1.67..... JACKPOT
Yesterday I was in the butcher shop and a lady came in from the hot sun in search of bottled water for she and her dog. She placed her water on the counter and I promptly told her ... "it's on me." She was surprised and not REALLY sure it was on me. I handed her the water and told her to have a great day! You know it doesn't take much money or time to make someone's day. open a door...let someone in front of you while driving...buy them a water! Just BUMP IT UP! It is AMAZING how one seemingly small gesture to you can make a HUGE difference in making someone's day!
5:47 pm edt 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

All things equal!

Just remember that when you BUMP IT UP! ... All BUMPS are equal It is not about the amount of time or the amount of money you gave... just BUMP IT UP!

9:10 pm edt 

Monday, March 23, 2015

The element of SURPRISE!
I was in a local store in Atlanta today to shop for a birthday present for a friend when I overheard a woman mention how much she liked a pair of earrings but since her birthday was in November she would come back and see if they were there and purchase them then. Well I decided to BUMP IT UP! and bought her the earrings! She was quite overwhelmed and SURPRISED! so I told her about the bump experiment! and perhaps she too would SURPRISE someone soon when they least expected it. I hope WE ALL never forget the element of SURPRISE. Whether it be unexpected phone call; a note or card , or even a gift! NOT to mention a KIND word goes a LONG way. So Surprise a family member or friend or EVEN a stranger this week. BUMP IT UP!
8:10 pm edt 

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