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100 Things I’m Grateful For (List 1of 100)

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100 Things I’m Grateful For (List 1of 100)
Swap Homepage:http://www.simonesbutterfly.blogspot.com/
Swap Coordinator:Simone (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Miscellaneous  Letters & Writing 
Number of people in swap:126
Last day to signup/drop:January 31, 2008
Date items must be sent by:February 7, 2008
Number of swap partners:1

"The List of 100 is a powerful technique you can use to generate ideas, clarify your thoughts, uncover hidden problems or get solutions to any specific questions you’re interested in...........

“One hundred entries? Isn’t that way too many?�

Bear with me: it’s exactly this exaggeration that makes the technique powerful. " Luciano Passuello

Please Read: Tackle Any Issue With a List of 100

I read this and immediately thought that this would be a great idea, so with Luciano Passuello's permission I will be hosting 100 list swaps using his 100 list.

You do not have to join all of them.

Going to make this a snail-mail swap. But if you would like to share your list electronically with me. I would love to read them.

List One: 100 Things I'm Grateful for

I'm going to give this swap sometime. After that look for the next one every two weeks.


bundabergsangel 01/ 4/2008 #

This is fantastic, I can't wait!!! I'm glad there's only one partner in this swap, please keep it as one? =)

TaraM84 01/ 4/2008 #

I'm kinda scared I won't be able to get through the 100!... but I will give it a go before the signup date passes and see how I go :)

carladallas 01/ 4/2008 #

I'm in...anything to get me writing!

Simone 01/ 5/2008 #

Cool - I am so excited.

I wondered if people might too scared to try a list of 100

Mamameo 01/ 5/2008 #

Sounds great. Challenging, but great.

tkoufus 01/ 5/2008 #

i am in, its so theraputic at times to list things and this is going to be a fun way to focus on just how good we have things. i am looking forward to all the swaps and will do my best to join them all.

tkoufus 01/ 5/2008 #

i have done my list and i am ready to go!!!!!

Simone 01/ 5/2008 #


That's great!!

My e-mail for those who would like to share their list with me is coetsers AT hbc.ac.za

LisaLaughs 01/ 7/2008 #

This sounds like something I could really get into!! Thanks for an awesome swap idea!!!

AreJay 01/ 8/2008 #

This sounds awesome! I don't know if I'll be able to be in all 100 of them, as my computer usage can be quite limited sometimes, but I will do my best to be in as many of them as possible!

TaraM84 01/ 8/2008 #

I did my list this morning.... it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be to get through the 100 things... all ready to send when partners are assigned :)

Simone 01/11/2008 #

That's great TaraM84

Plan to do mine this weekend

Missysmom 01/15/2008 #

Did my list last night and will send it to hostess. She already knows that I will be going on holidays so must send early and she will forward it to my partner.

Simone 01/16/2008 #

Oh WOW - we are in the top 10.

Simone 01/17/2008 #

Welcome to those have joined us.

If you have done your list please feel free to e-mail me a copy and or to share how you felt about your experience.

alifromourpatch 01/17/2008 #

I've only just found this swap and think it's a brilliant idea!!!

I'm a newbie here ~ can I please join in ??

Ali (alifromourpatch)

angelstar 01/17/2008 #

I just came up with 25 without hardly thinking. I'm going to continue to work on this. Surely there are lots of great things to be grateful for.

angelstar 01/17/2008 #

Can we include people? I did. I'm up to 65. This is harder than I thought it would be. AND.... It's GREAT!

angelstar 01/17/2008 #

I did it! I finished. Now I'll send my list to Simone.

Simone 01/17/2008 #

alifromourpatch you are most welcome.

No rules on what you should be grateful for !

Thanks Angel Star I got your e-mail. Will read it today when I get back from school.

I am really excited about the this swap.

lunagoddesswithin 01/17/2008 #

Oh this is a wonderful idea... it would be really good for me to think about and acknowledge all that I have to be grateful for. =)

usagi 01/18/2008 #

i love the idea of 100 things i'm grateful for.. but i'm a bit confused [newbie].. so all we have to do for this swap is make a list of 100 things that we're grateful for, and then mail it to our partner, and that's it?

BrandiMR 01/18/2008 #

Wow. This was difficult for me. Anyway. Most of these don't even make sense. I guess ambiguity makes it profound right? Haha.

Anyway. I'm finished and ready to send. =)

mag 01/18/2008 #

yay. i'm not the only one whose list doesnt make sense! haha.

i was quite scared i wouldnt be able to make it to 100 but after doing it, i realised i had more than 100 things to be grateful for. thank for this great swap, Simone!

Simone 01/19/2008 #

Yes Usagi - you can write or type out the list and then mail it to your partner.

Sometimes people will check out their partners profile and try to include something light like stickers, beads, paper, tea etc.... just to make the package special. Hopefully that person will like that and give you a heart in your rating.

Simone 01/19/2008 #

When I organise the next one - would people prefer to receive their list by e-mail or reading it on blogs?

Simone 01/19/2008 #


I have set up a poll there asking the above question

Tinkergirl 01/19/2008 #

the link doesn't seem to work for me

I like the snail mail idea...and I love these 100 list ideas as well. I was scared to join but decided to go ahead and did my list. Might even sit down again and try to do this again or add another 50-100 to it since I got a little distracted by stuff going on around the house during this one.

Godsrockangel 01/19/2008 #

I would love to join but slightly confused by the purpose of the 100 items. Is it 100 things I want to achieve? 100 places I want to visit?

I am confused can I have some clarity please e-mail addy is tink27486 at gmail dot com

Godsrockangel 01/19/2008 #

Been back and read hte blog (properly) and now get it! I am signed up any second!

Tinkergirl 01/19/2008 #

This one is 100 things you are grateful for...so things you appreciate and/or are thankful for. At least that's my understanding.

Tinkergirl 01/19/2008 #

nevermind....see that you got it :)

alifromourpatch 01/19/2008 #

the link to vote doesn't work for me either :(

Tinkergirl 01/19/2008 #

go to http://simonesbutterfly.synthasite.com/ and click on where it says 100 Lists Swaps

Simone 01/19/2008 #

Thanks Tinkergirl - clearing link for me.

Glad you got it Godsrockangel

Simone 01/19/2008 #

For those who are interested - Part 2 is up http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/10936

100 Ways I Could Nurture Myself

Last day to signup/drop: February 15, 2008 Date items must be sent by: February 25, 2008

Simone 01/20/2008 #

YAY - I have just learned how to insert links

Here is the link for voting

100 Ways I Could Nurture Myself Swap

AshleyShea 01/20/2008 #

What a great idea! I'll be watching for your other swaps.

angelstar 01/21/2008 #

I voted! Yeah, I went back to the main page and clicked on 100 Lists Swap. I'm also ready with my list. I changed a couple of things on the list I sent to you, Simone. Just a couple. I'm also going to join some of the other "100" swaps. At least some.... :-)

Tuts 01/22/2008 #

So all we have to do is make a list of 100 things we're grateful for? If so, sounds great!! I only want to do it if it's snail mail though.

Simone 01/23/2008 #

So far - snail mail seems to be the choice.

I wonder what the possibilities of the swap may be having 100 participants - I did think that would happen but its so close.

that would be really cool.

Thank you for communicating with me - it makes swapping so much more fun and alive.

Tuts 01/23/2008 #

I'm in then! 9 more people to go!

Jenny143 01/23/2008 #

I'm in too. I have tons to be grateful for, I just hope I can list 100 of them. I will copy you Simone! What a great idea! Just think of the positive energy we will be adding to the universe with this swap!

Snail mail is my vote as well! I like being able to tuck little treats in my pcakages!

CraftyDiana 01/23/2008 #

wow!!! only 4 people away from breaking the 100 swappers mark! i just finished my list and it was so much fun.

Shirley 01/23/2008 #

Hehe it would be cool if there were 100 people doing this ^_^

bundabergsangel 01/23/2008 #

I just finished my list the other day, it was a lot of fun, and I didn't get stuck very often. =)

CraftyDiana 01/24/2008 #

My list has everything from being grateful for my nephew and sunrises to strawberries and cartoons. Is that kinda what we were supposed to do?

apeystar 01/25/2008 #

I am going to start on my list today, I hope I can make it creative!

Simone 01/25/2008 #

OH WOW - I have been very busy lately - We actually made 100 unbelievable !!!

I didn't expect this - but its great.

Thank you to everyone for joining - I am looking forward to reading the list or lists I will receive.

Well done to those who are ready - just a few more days and we can start posting!!

jewels1 01/25/2008 #

I'm in, I already made my list and could have gone on and on. This was a fun reminder of how much we have to be grateful for, little things and big!

alifromourpatch 01/25/2008 #

I've just completed my list and that's fantastic that over 100 people are in this swap. I think it's great that so many people are thinking about being grateful :)

jennhx 01/27/2008 #

I love the 100 Things list idea, what a great brainstorming method! I used to write gratitude lists every night -- part of my meditation practice -- and it always felt wonderful. I only usually listed 10 to 20 things though. This will be interesting to see 100.

It would be fun to see everyone's lists after they are all sent. What about having a blog where folks can post their lists if they choose? We could still do the snail mail letter to our partner, but also have a blog recording everyone's 100 Lists. I'd be happy to help out with the tech side if you need - maybe just a free Wordpress blog would work. Simone, e-mail me if you want to discuss. I'm really feeling inspired by this.

Simone 01/28/2008 #

Cool - nice idea - I was wondering how to set something like that up.

sstudebaker17 01/30/2008 #

This is a great swap! I would love to see others' lists-- would be happy to exchange lists with more than just my partner (by e-mail, if possible)... what an upper for the new year! Thanks!

Simone 01/30/2008 #


Should know who your partners are first thing tomorrow South African time.

serpentesse 01/31/2008 #

I love this.

I've been writing my list for three days (and I know I'm not doing this project the way that the website recommends). I'm only at #27! Aaaaaaah!

And just a sneak peak for whomever: http://www.flickr.com/photos/eccentrica/2230318788/

Simone 01/31/2008 #

No problem Serpentesse got do it the way that works best for you.

You have a nice handwritting.

I have to type.

jennhx 01/31/2008 #

I started this free blog so folks can share their lists and enthusiasm! Take a look and give me some feedback:


alifromourpatch 01/31/2008 #

the blog is agreat idea ~ I am looking forward to reading everyone's lists :)

Simone 01/31/2008 #


I am waiting for the assign button. Its 5:30am in South Africa at the moment

BohemianPrincess 02/ 1/2008 #

grrr im mad at you,,,just kidding.Thank you very much,I read the site and im going to add alot of lists to my journal.I have been very depressed lately,,dead mentally this will help me get a jump start,,plus i can use these list as journal prompts,,,thank you again.Will give me something to think about and maybe get my creativity going again

Chai 02/ 1/2008 #

I just updated my address! Yay! To who ever get's me: please make sure you are sending it to ohio, THANKS!!!!! Sorry for the trouble! <3chai

Simone 02/ 1/2008 #

jennhx 01/31/2008 # [delete]

I started this free blog related to this swap, so folks can share their lists and enthusiasm! Take a look and give me some feedback:


Simone 02/ 1/2008 #

heartsablaze - I am glad to hear that.

By the way I am your partner- how cool is that.

smilesandsunshine 02/ 1/2008 #

I'm really happy because my partner lives in one of my favorite cities.

SarahLiz 02/ 2/2008 #

DarkPhoenix, watch your mailbox, I dropped an envelope in the mail for you today!

caitamazingly 02/ 2/2008 #

aww i saw the blog, maybe the next one. i wrote out mine on paper and already sent it.

bundabergsangel 02/ 3/2008 #

I've already written mine out and is in the envie ready to send, but I'm still going to type mine out and post it! =)

angelstar 02/ 3/2008 #

I sent my list to my partner AmberLanae yesterday. I typed mine on the computer, so I can look at it whenever I want. This is great!

Artistic 02/ 3/2008 #

A letter/list is en route to my partner. I really enjoyed this exercise.

Simone 02/ 4/2008 #

Well done to those who have posted their list. I was hoping to post mine today but alas...... Definitely tomorrow.

Latte 02/ 4/2008 #

Great~~~ I missed this! and I missed a few recent great swaps! Mad >_<

Simone 02/ 5/2008 #

Close to half the participants have posted their items. Great stuff.

Two more days to get your list in the post.

If you have any problems please communicate with your partner.

Thank you.

Simone 02/ 6/2008 #

Got Missymoms list today and extras - I will post it tomorrow for her

mag 02/ 6/2008 #

A little book snd a little something is on the way to Mamameo. Enjoy! ^_^

tlcbear 02/ 7/2008 #

I sent my list and a little somethin' somethin' extra to hallowhimsy today!

falseawakening 02/ 7/2008 #

Finally got a list out to rottifan4. :] Enjoy.

anwyn 02/ 8/2008 #

i posted my list and can't wait to recieve one in the post. wish i had typed it up before i posted it off. may write another one to pop onto the website.

Simone 02/ 8/2008 #

Sent out reminders this evening. Not sure if I did that too soon. I have never hosted such a big swap before :]

lunagoddesswithin 02/11/2008 #

My apologies! Mine went out a bit late and then I forgot to come back and click the 'sent' link! Still so new to this... This was a wonderful idea, I love that I have this list to read every time I feel a little down. I'm amazed at how easy it was to think of 100... and that I could have kept going!

Simone 02/18/2008 #

That happens

I am quite happy to report that 96% of the participants have now sent the swaps out.

most of the others have plans to get their list out soon.

Some people have gone through so some major stressors in their lives and I am tankful that this swap could help us look on the bright side of life.

Simone 03/11/2008 #

Okay I have sent out more messages to the 6 people who not managed to send out their swap.

I am concerned that at 4 of 6 have not logged into swap-bot since the 31 Jan and 14 February. Which could mean that something has happened to them or that they have left.

This means some people will not get rated and some people will not get a list.

I can angel people that have not got swaps but unfortunately there is nothing I can do about the rating.

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