2/19/09 - "THOUGHTFUL THURSDAYS"



First of all, if you didn't see the WXII Channell 12 News Feed, CLICK HERE

Okay, here is how our "Thoughtful Thursdays" works.

You all are going to go out in to this crazy world and do something EXTRA nice for someone else. You can do something nice for someone you love, someone you don't love, or someone you you have never had the chance to love and come back here to share about it each and every Thursday.

For instance and to give you all an idea, here is what I did the other night on Valentine's Day.

Since our funds have been limited, I still wanted to take Aimee out to dinner on the most lovable day of the year. So, I took her to Steak N Shake (our favorite fast food joint). "Yeah, I know I'm true romantic" but it was better than staying at home and if she wanted to live to see the next day, she wouldn't have wanted me to cook for her.

After we finished eating, I noticed a lady and her husband sitting together enjoying their ice cream sundae together. I decided that I wanted to do my "Thoughtful Thursdays" idea and gave the manager $10 to cover what I could on their bill. I also attached a note that says "You have been touched by Kayleigh" and I left the website address with a "God Bless" on the end so they didn't think we were some kind of crazy people.

God has shown Himself through Kayleigh and we need to glorify Him in all that we do. We need to touch other people with our kindness and spread the love of God with Kayleigh's story to everyone we possibly can. When you deliver your good deed to someone, let them know that they were touched by Kayleigh and share her website with them, so they too can join in on Kayleigh's journey and our "Thoughtful Thursdays" to glorify God.

NOW...You don't have to go out and spend money on everyone, but you have got to think outside the box and come back and share it with us and the world. Be creative and make your stories stand out. You never know, you may win a creativity award and get recognized for ALL to see.

Okay, now it's YOUR turn.

Here's how you get your link on our blog for "Thoughtful Thursdays"


Go to YOUR blog, create a new post for "Thoughtful Thursdays". Start by copying and pasting all the following HTML code at the beginning your post.(NOTE: Make sure you are in HTML mode or view when you paste in HTML code!):










Then, click the Mister Linky's Link for the form down at the bottom of this post to enter the title of your BLOG (not your post, your blog), and the link to your blog, or the blog post, either one. (if you don't have a blog, feel free to leave a comment, but we would prefer you put up a post if you have a blog.)

That's it! You'll be linked in today's entry.

Can't wait to read your blog posts for "Thoughtful Thursdays"

God Bless,

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

i dont have a blog but wanted to say what an ace idea :) i will definatley do "something".

Also watched the news and its so great that you guys are finally getting somewhere and spreading the story of Kayleigh.

She looked so well on the video.

love to you all

lynsay xx

E said...

For my "thoughtful" thing, here is what I"ve begun doing. I have a "Buy one get one free" CARD for a six inch sub at Subway. So every time I'm in there, I pay for MINE, use the card and the person behind me in line gets their's free. It is really fun to watch their faces when they realize I've just taken care of their 'sandwich' portion of their bill with no expectations in return! Try it! It'll make ya feel great. =0)

The Carpenters said...

I did the Drive Thru thing and never realized the impact I would have on the WORKER. I thought, sure, the guy behind me will hopefully be thankful. But it was the worker's reaction that made my day. She was smiling and just kept saying, "Sure, I'll do this for you." I asked her to give the guy behind me a little slip of paper that had Kayleigh's blog on it.
Just a thought...these don't all need to take money. I had a gift card at my restaurant so I used it to pay for the person behind me. You're still doing something for them! :)

Rachelle said...

Hi Adam,
So I wanted to put your button up on my blog, but I don't know how to get it on the side bar (I don't know where in the HTML to insert the code w/o messing up the template!). Any words of wisdom? If I can't figure it out, I will just put it in a post. Anyway, when I heard the Winston/ Salem area was doing a story on you, I wondered if it might be a friend of mine who I chat with from bbc. Indeed it was. She told me she found your page from my blog. Yay! So that made me realize I really should put up Kayleighs button on my page. So, any help would be appreciated!
:-)
Rachelle

dana said...

I watched the link you posted and just wanted to say that We have been in your shoes and if it wasnt for family im not sure where we would be right now. You two are amazingly strong and little Kayleigh is so lucky to have you as parents.

mrsrubly said...

ok...i am not screaming here~don't get offended~~just really excited to share!!!!
DEAR AIMEE AND ADAM~
MY THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY HAPPENED THE OTHER DAY..YOU HAD TWITTERED ABOUT THE KARG FAMILY. GUESS WHAT? I HAVE MADE A FRIEND FROM KAYLEIGH'S BLOG. NOT ONE BUT 2~~THE SAMUEL KNIGHT..YEP LADIES AND GENTLEMAN, I HAVE MET 2 PPL B/C OF THIS BLOG. I WENT AND DID A 5K WALK FOR MITOCHONDRIAL DISEASE HERE IN HOUSTON. FOR THIS LITTLE GIRL~KAYLEIGH~HAS CHANGED MY LIFE AND THE LIVES OF MANY OTHERS. ADAM AND AIMEE, THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH FOR TWITTERING AND PUTTING THE PRAYER REQUESTS OUT THERE! i have met some of the nicest ppl on your blog page! you go kayleigh...that's about all i have for my thoughtful thursday! i am also so happy to read that kayleigh is improving...i just want to give her some smooches!!!

Anonymous said...

The MISS (mothers in support and sympathy) Foundation, does this same thing. They call it the "kindness project." They have really nice business cards that accompany your act of "kindness." Maybe people would like to make there own, it could include Kayleigh's name and blog info. Their website (www.missfoundation.org/kindness/) has kindness "ideas" and stories. I like to leave ballons on a child's gravesite.
God Bless, Lorna

Jekuthiel~Content-in-Christ said...

Rachelle!
Go to the layout section of your blog and in your sidebar click on 'add a new gadget' then select the one that says HTML/Java. When that window opens just paste the code there and click save!! Then save the layout and you're done!!
Jessica ;-)

Tinika said...

What a great way to give back some of the blessing that God has bestowed upon you. Very thoughtful.

Shellie said...

I don't have a blog but I have a Thoughtful Thursday just by default (just so happens he was done in time). As you guys know, I make crochet angels and send them to people that have lost kids. Some were found from forums, some were found from your blog, etc.

I have many more on a list but this particular person really seemed to need hers now. I am going to include the link to his pic for my TT. :)

Meet Christian
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c149/MichelleBogart/Crochet/100_8701.jpg

mommaof4wife2r said...

super fun. i love it!!!! good stuff. i need to get my post up for today...i still haven't.

Doodlebug Designs said...

What a fabulous idea.

I have been keeping up with your blog for a little while. I am a mom to a "micro-preemie" myself. He was born 3-1/2 months early and weighed 1lb 12oz. He was in NICU for 3 months. He is three years old now and truly a blessing from God.

Blessings to you.

Anonymous said...

I saw your Twitter about Sky, the boy with liver cancer and no insurance. Won't St. Jude treat him??? Just a thought to pass onto the family.

Tammy said...

Since finding your blog, it has become a part of my day to visit with Kayleigh and pray for her...what a life she has lived and will continue to live...already bringing Glory to God.

MoodyMama (a.k.a. Heidi) said...

Hey, just wanted to let you know something I heard this morning on the radio since I know a date has been set for forclosure on your house...this has apparently worked for a number of people. Ask the bank or whoever for the ORIGINAL mortgage paperwork. Usually mortgages have changed hands so many times that it is somewhere lost in the shuffle and delays forclosure. I don't know how long you've had your house but it was a thought. Hope it works!

Amber said...

Tears are popping from my eyes as I listen to the opening song on Kayleighs page.. A september mommy posted your blog link on her signature. I watched the news story on your journey with your little girl.. I cannot begin to tell you how much I admire your strength. I only hope that if something like this happens to my family during this pregnancy that I have a quarter of the strength and courage that you have. I lost my little brother to IUGR, though at the time they didn't call it that. He was 3 months premature in 1989 and they didn't have the technologies they have today and they weren't successful in keeping him with us. He's my angel. I'm so glad Kayleigh came into the world when she did. She's proof that there is a higher power. She has a purpose for this life!

Anonymous said...

Tell Sky's family to check into St. Jude's. They turn away no one!!!! I have been a supporter for many years and they are amazing....

Aimee and Adam said...

Sky is actually a grown up who lives in an area where local doctors have turned him down. His appointment today was two hours away from his home. I am not sure how that went yet.

Thanks,

Adam

Konnie said...

I have put Kayleigh's button on my blog. I am so excited to take part in the Thoughtful Thursdays! I can't wait to be able to share Kayleighs blog with other people.
God Bless You!
My Little boys pray for Kayleigh every night.

Konnie said...

My mother was diagnoised with Multiple Myeloma ( cancer of the bone marrow) in January. Like Sky my parents do not have Medical Insurance. My Dad is disabled due to ( MS ). But they make to much to be on SSI but we have checked into a program called PSI. they are a program that if accepted they cover 70% of medical expense.
I believe the website is www.PSI.com
Hope this will help.

Gabby said...

I think your idea for thoughtful thursdays is amazing. I wasn't able to do anything today because of my health. But I'm praying for you guys. She looked good in the video, you all did. Brandon and Allyson are two wonderful kids, I'm glad they are doing so well. Thankyou for sharing Kayleighs story. Gabby from Wyoming

Anonymous said...

Hi, today I posted on craigslist that I had two 40.00 TV converter box coupons for free! I received alot of emails from people that needed them. Since I only had 2 I mailed them to the first 2 people and sent them Kayleigh's bog website! I'm praying for this baby and you daily.

Faye said...

HEY GUYS,WHAT A WOUNDERFUL IDEAL! WE ARE LIFTING YOU UP IN PRAYER.MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND GIVE YOU STRENGTH!

mommyandthethreeboys said...

Hoping Kayleigh and all of you are having a great day!!!
Much Love,
Amber (Las Vegas)

Shari said...

Adam: I am praying the next interview goes well and you get hired for the job! Take care!

Anonymous said...

Aimee and Adam:
Just saw your video. I am so very sad that you are losing your home. I know how much care went in to decorating Kayleigh's room.
Can't SOMEONE come to your rescue??? Isn't there someone out there that can help to keep you in your home? I wish I had Oprah's money. I would buy your house for you. What about the banks and the new program that the government is offering? Can't that help?
Is someone out there reading this that can afford to help a wonderful family with three children? My God! Please help!!!
Lisa,
Your Chicago Realtor Friend.

Anonymous said...

If Sky is a child St Judes will treat him at no cost. No insurance required. If not in driving area a quick search will provide you with orgs who will provide transportation at no cost.
If an adult most most states have hospitals that will provide care at no cost. Location and age would help

Connie said...

Im usually a lurker here, but I saw that your friend Sky is in need of cancer treatment. Did they call St. Jude? They will fly them there, house them, give them money for food, everything they need. Please tell them to check into it. www.stjude.org.

Our baby Jason was born the same day as Kayleigh! I think of her every morning when Jason wakes up. After our morning bottle, we come and check in on you. God has blessed you all, Thank You for sharing it with us!

jen.at.work said...

you have an award on my blog!
http://jenatwork.blogspot.com/2009/02/bloggy-bling.html

arkstacia said...

I was just looking through blogs when I came across yours. I began to follow it and can't seem to go a day without checking on Kayleigh. Thank you for sharing your story to millions who need to know someone who knows what they are going through. God truly has blessed you with kayleigh, and us with this blog...
Thanks alot
Stacy From Arkansas
PS i gave you an award

LisaL said...

The video is great! It was so nice to see all three of you together! Not to mention being able to see Kayleigh moving around! She looks so good in the video! Hope some good news comes from sharing your story!!
Lisa

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Aimee and Adam, by some strange power from above , I found your blog site tonight..I am amazed with your story of your daughter Kayleigh!!..all of you have touched my heart and I placed Kayleigh's button on my sidebar of my blog.Now other bloggers can visit her and follow you and see the awesome power of God working through all of you..

I am a retired baby nurse and worked with my little babies for 28 years in a special care nursery..I continue to volunteer once a week to help out in my same nursery that I retired from!!I always felt that God had called me to take care of his little ones..

My prayers are with all of you ...
I will follow your family..
Hugs, Baba