10 Nicest Things That People Have Done for You

July 24th, 2007 by Yano

After thinking about this topic, I realized that my life is chock full of wonderful things that people have done for me, friends, family, strangers passing through my life. Sometimes it’s big things, sometimes it’s little gestures that make such an impact on me…So I decided to give a sampling of awesome things that people have done in my life lately…

1) An old lady gave me a $25 gift certificate when I was in line at Express, telling me it wasn’t her type of store and she saw that I had an armload of clothing

2) Michael Turner, my favorite comic book artist, was on the same flight as me to LA. We talked at the airport a little bit, and then got on the plane. As when I got off the plane, he had actually waited for me and walked with me to baggage claim. He didn’t have to wait for me or even talk to me at all, so I really appreciated it.

3) My brother in law Dan got me Cubs tickets this year because I was too busy working to wait in the virtual waiting room for them.

4) Anyone who holds a door open for me when I have Ben in a stroller is a saint. I never realized how difficult it is to maneuver around with strollers until I actually had one!

5) My relatives (aunts, uncles and cousins) who, without fail, always bring food to whatever party I’m throwing, causing enough leftovers for all the young’uns who don’t cook to bring home with them when the party is over

6) The Cajudo brothers and Rusty letting me be a part of their short track documentary, giving me experiences that I will never forget

7) Hawaiian Sam, who sent me an awesome care package from Hawaii, chock full of chocolate macadamia nuts, comic stuff, hurricane popcorn, jams, and cool LOST related stuff

8) My wonderful friend who gave a HUGE donation when I did the Blogathon several years ago

9) My client and his wife, who volunteered to drive me to the airport, going totally out of their way and through rush hour traffic to get me there on time

10) My other clients, who gave me a t-shirt and talking stuffed monkey for Ben’s first birthday

Next week: 10 Countries You’d Like to Visit

22 Responses to “10 Nicest Things That People Have Done for You”

  1. Zoe (UK) Says:

    Totally agree on the stroller one, and thankful those days are over for me.
    I’m doing blogathon this year, only just decided yesterday.

  2. clockworkchris Says:

    holding the door open-that makes me feel really good cause I do that often for everyone. I love your list. Here is mine.

  3. aithne Says:

    Here is mine…


    I was looking for a Tuesday meme and thought this was just such a nice way to start the day.

  4. JennieBoo Says:

    Thank you!

    I REALLY enjoyed participating this week!

    Happy Tuesday, all!

  5. Shannon Says:

    This one is such a nice way to start my day!

  6. pjd Says:

    I looked at this as an opportunity to thank some people I never really thanked well enough. Great topic this week! Brought back some memories.

  7. BSL Says:

    I completely agree with your first sentiment - isn’t it wonderful to think of all the nice things people do for us, just because we’re human beings? I love it. Great topic choice this week. I’m up!

  8. Bubba's Sis Says:

    One thing I realized while doing this week’s list - I truly am loved! What a great topic! Mine is up….

  9. patois Says:

    A great charmed life you lead. You must give a lot to get so much back. Mine is up. A “feel-good” kind of day, eh?

  10. Frances Says:

    It was hard to pick the ten nicest things - makes you realize how blessed you are.
    Have a wonderful weekend & thanks for being our fearless leader,

  11. cjh Says:

    I loved this one. Good vibes. I’m finally up.

  12. Amanda Says:


  13. Mindi Says:

    This was a really great topic!! It was a nice reminder for me that people are overall good.=D Mine are up.

  14. Laura Says:

    Here’s mine! :-)

  15. Karen (mommy of three) Says:

    Mine is up!

  16. angela Says:

    Mine’s up :)

  17. TheBitterQueen Says:

    Mine are up. This was a good chance to get some thank you’s out there.

  18. Erin Says:

    I’m up!

  19. Jennifer of Dog.Yarn.Knit Says:

    I’m a little late to the party. But mine are finally up.

  20. alisonwonderland Says:

    i’m slow, but i’m up. this was a good list for me to create today. thanks!

  21. Laurie L. Says:

    A little late with my entry for the week…busy busy. Got it up just “under the wire.”
    I agree with you on opening doors. Just as important are the people who open doors for someone using crutches or are in a wheelchair.

  22. shell Says:

    I got mine done late, because I just joined this week. But at least I got it done!