Friday, June 1, 2018
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!
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Sunday, April 29, 2018
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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!!!
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!
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!!!!
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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!
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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!
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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!
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Sunday, April 30, 2017
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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! guy
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!!!!
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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!
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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.
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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
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!
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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
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"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
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!
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Sunday, July 26, 2015
BUMP IT UP!
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!
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Sunday, May 17, 2015
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!
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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!
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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!
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Thursday, January 1, 2015
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
With all that is going on in the world today I think Jan ! 2015 is a great time to remind people that there IS far more good
going on in the world than bad....we just don't hear about it! So in the days; weeks; and months ahead lets ALL do our part
to spread GOOD NEWS ! May RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS abound and I hope we ALL remember we don't have to agree or approve
of everything but EVERYONE deserves kindness and respect. Lets all do our part to BUMP IT UP! to our famiyl; friends; co -workers;
and people we have yet to meet. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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Sunday, August 17, 2014
Wow...what a week this has been our car was totaled.... thankfully no one was hurt. The second home had to offers in one day...great
feeling!!!! By the end of the week I realized a BIT more money was needed to be added to replace the car:( After a home
inspection I found out there were issues with the house I had NO IDEA of that may cost THOUSANDS!!!! SOOOO much for the week
going great ......UNTIL I took a REALLY ddep breath being GRATEFUL NO ONE was injured in the wreck,,,, the house can be fixed
tho it will cost a bit. BUT in the BIG picture LIFE is GOOD!!!! Everyone is healthy...family and friends are as well ....so
I'm thankful!!!!! in the midst of what was a very trying week. But it didn't stop me from reaching out to two families at
the grocery store this am who were struggling a bit w finances and just putting food on the table.I am very thankful
going hungry is not a struggle we face on a daily basis like money without means to feed themselves..... So grateful I am.
When life gives you lemons...yep make some lemonade with gratitude for the things you are grateful for! BUMP IT UP!
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Sunday, August 3, 2014
BUMP IT UP!
Take the time THIS week to do something nice for someone. Perhaps a family member; a friend ; or a stranger may be the recipient
of your goodwill be it of your time or money.... Just remember no act is too small. It is the gesture that you never know
how it may impact someone's day or perhaps someone's life! BUMP IT UP!
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