Sprinkle No. 8

Today’s *sprinkle* is the final in a month-long effort to express gratitude more fully and more frequently.


Are you ready? This week you need to “make the call.” You need to call (not email or text, but call) the person that most needs to hear your gratitude this Thanksgiving. We all have these people in our lives. Either we love them and don’t tell them often enough, or we have perhaps neglected the relationship and feel an uncomfortable sense of obligation or we have in fact wronged or offended them and need to pick up the phone and say “I’m sorry.”

As hard as these calls can be, I have never hung up and thought, I wish I hadn’t called. In reality, these calls bring with them an amazing sense of happiness. Make the call and you will feel an undeniable energy come into your heart–even if you your gratitude and kindness is not reciprocated.

NOTE: In Japan, the public telephones are a bright, cheery green. I just had to get a photo of me pretending to use one. It is also a custom in Japan to make the peace sign in photos — just in case you’re wondering why I am doing that!

AND … One More Thing.
My *sprinkles* posts will now be scheduled for Tuesdays. This is because the weekends can get very busy around my house and I don’t always get everything on my Friday list done. Sunday night I was exhausted and made an executive decision (afterall, I am the executive of my own site, right?) to move *sprinkles* to Tuesdays. I even really like the name Sprinkles for Tuesday — it has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?


  1. Love it, Stacy. How true. I can think of several people worth calling just to say thanks! :) And I love the green phone too!!

  2. Sprinkles anytime sounds good!

  3. what a great idea.. I already do this.. I am personally a big big believer in a thank you call when someone has gone out of their way for you… I love these reminders for Random Acts of Kindness.. reminds us all that we could use it more in this crazy crazy world.

  4. How did you know I’ve been meaning to call someone and haven’t???????? Yikes, I’ll do it…I promise!

  5. Tuesday are wonderful! Mondays always seem to be my catch-up day, and after the weekend, I never seem to feel like myself until Tuesday anyway. When you posted, “Sprinkles for Tuesday”, I immediately thought of the movie “Tuesday’s with Maurie”… now I can say that I can have “Tuesday’s with Sprinkles” with Stacy. “Sprinkles for Tuesday” sounds perfect! You really are such a sweet person! Love ya, Stacy. You make each and every day I spend here a little bit brighter! Thank you for being such a bright “Light” in so many peoples lives. Wouldn’t want to live life without ya :)


  6. Christine H says:

    Sprinkles are good on any day!

  7. Sprinkles are good anytime and should not have to be scheduled. Aren’t they best as a surprise?
    Thank you for sharing so much of yourself and your life in your website – I hope you and you family have a wonderful Thanksgiving full of love and laughter.

  8. I’ll take your sprinkles any day of the week.

  9. Speaking of sprinkles…a couple of days ago I was in the store and they had FREE white sugar cookies with the pink frosting and sprinkles-you know the kind-the irresistable big cakey kind. So I inconspicously helped myself to one and saundered into the corner to chow down my treat…then went on about my business shopping….later…after speaking to a few people along the way, I looked down at my blouse (it had a lace neckline) and there was a shelf of pink and white sprinkles all along the top of my brown blouse.
    How embarassing! now…who should I call???

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