Things I Love Part 2: Some More Thanksgiving Inspiration for You


Did you ever write a post that connected with people in a way that motivated them to apply the theme or topic in a post of their own? Last week, I published a little post called Can You Name 99 Things You Love in 10 Minutes? This week I was delighted to see friends (and several ‘strangers’) step up to that very challenge.

My friend Gini Dietrich of the popular Spin Sucks blog heard about this little game and said this on Twitter:


In a spirited post, Gini wrote about The 82 Things I Love (she said her timer buzzed her before she could get to 99). The resulting list was funny and warm and quintessential Gini. But the comments were even more delightful because they showed how much her readers enjoyed getting to know her better, and how quick they were to run with the idea themselves. A sample:

Spreading the word:

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Bonding over shared interests:

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Starting a new tradition:

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If you want to read Gini’s complete list, go here.

And my Canadian pal, Kaarina Dillabough, of the decide2do blog, said on Facebook:

Kaarina got all the way to 99 Things I Love, ranging from familiar (“Books…lost and lots of book,” and “the Beatles) to surprising (“champagne and strawberries”?, and “jumping in puddles”?). Kaarina’s readers jumped in with enthusiasm, too. A sample:

Feeling inspired:

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Finding common ground:

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Wanting to know more:

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Go here to read Kaarina’s full list.

Cannot wait to see what other people come up with in their posts.

If you celebrate Thanksgiving, here’s to the best T-Day ever! Bob and I are taking a couple of days to drive to the ocean for an overnight stay. Will see you when I get back.

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  1. Kaarina Dillabough November 28, 2013 at 5:29 am #

    It’s so wonderful to see that your post inspired so many people to come up with their 99 Things! I just got a ping from someone else who wrote theirs. This is what I do love about “social”. Lately, it’s seemed like the days of connection, camaraderie, conversation and good ‘ol fun were long gone. You brought back the spirit mightily my friend. Happy Thanksgiving to you: I’m thankful for our friendship. Cheers! Kaarina


    • Judy Lee Dunn November 28, 2013 at 6:46 am #

      Oh no’s! The dreaded avatar malfunction. I know one time it happened here because you misspelled your name or email or something. Not sure what happened this time. We are leaving for the shore, but I’ll have Bob take a look in the back end when we return this weekend.

      Yes, it is so much fun when the conversations on social media turn into more fun new stuff! Absolutely loved your list, Kaarina.


  2. Kaarina Dillabough November 28, 2013 at 5:30 am #

    Hmmmmm…for some reason my gravatar’s not showing up. I appear to have become an alien. Oh well, all the merrier fun!


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