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YOU’RE A MARVEL. MIGHTY SMART. TOTALLY SMASHING. PUT SIMPLY:

Awesome. YOU’RE

AND MAYBEÑjust maybeÑthereÕs someone else in your life whoÕs equally awesome. Like a coworker, friend, favorite teacher, neighbor, barista, or sweetheart. Maybe itÕs time to show them just how awesome they really are.

BEHOLD: 50 WAYS TO SAY YOU’RE AWESOME. ThatÕs rightÑ50 expressions of adoration, appreciation, gratitude, and holy-wow-my-life-would-be-dismal-without-you-tudeÑfor anyone who deserves your full-on, unfiltered praise.

BECAUSE…YOU’RE AWESOME! Gift

$13.99 U.S./£9.99 UK

www.sourcebooks.com

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50

WAYS TO SAY YOU’RE

Awesome Alexandra Franzen

EAN

ISBN-13: 978-1-4022-8566-0

Alexandra Franzen

Keep the book for yourself. Give it to someone you adore. Or, tear out each page and use Õem as spur-of-the-moment pick-me-ups (theyÕre perforated, baby).

50 WAYS TO SAY YOU’RE AWESOME

HEY, YOU.

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50

WAYS TO SAY

Awesome YOU’RE

Alexandra Franzen

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Copyright © 2013 by Alexandra Franzen Cover and internal design © 2013 by Rebecca Pollock. Sourcebooks and the colophon are registered trademarks of Sourcebooks, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means including information storage and retrieval systems— except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles or reviews—without permission in writing from its publisher, Sourcebooks, Inc. This publication is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered. It is sold with the understanding that the publisher is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting, or other professional service. If legal advice or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional person should be sought.—From a Declaration of Principles Jointly Adopted by a Committee of the American Bar Association and a Committee of Publishers and Associations All brand names and product names used in this book are trademarks, registered trademarks, or trade names of their respective holders. Sourcebooks, Inc., is not associated with any product or vendor in this book. Published by Sourcebooks, Inc. P.O. Box 4410, Naperville, Illinois 60567-4410 (630) 961-3900 Fax: (630) 961-2168 www.sourcebooks.com Printed and bound in China. LEO 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

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To my hero, Mr. Rogers. I still want to be your neighbor.

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This book contains

50 Ways to Say Y ou’re AWESOME.

(Who would’ve guessed?)

Each page is perforated—so you can tear it out, add a lively note to the back, and give it to someone you adore (a friend, a partner—or even yourself).

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Need a lil’ nudge to get started? Try this:

50 Ways to Use This Book 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Choose a note at random. Call a friend. Read the note into their voicemail. Leave a note for your favorite waitress, tucked inside the bill. Place a note in every mailbox on the street. Give a note to the next stranger who smiles at you. Roll the notes into miniature cones and fill them with candy (you’ll be very popular). Use each note as a dinner party place card. Leave anonymous mystery-notes inside your coworkers’ cubicles. Paste a note inside your scrapbook, wedding album, or photo journal. Tape a note to your bathroom mirror (’cause YOU’RE awesome, too!) Send a note to everyone on your family tree, starting with your immediate clan and radiating outward. (You might need to buy another book. Just sayin’.)

11. Staple a note to the front page of the newspaper and leave it at your local coffee shop. Today’s forecast: Awesomeness.

12. Give a note to your best girlfriend every day for 50 days. (She’ll flip.) 13. Slip a note to that cutie you’ve been ogling for ages. 14. Hide notes all around your home for your partner (or roommate) to discover. (It’s like Awesome Easter, all year long!)

15. Hand a note to the milk-splattered guy or gal who fixes your morning latte.

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16. Save a note in your freezer, for later (just ’cause it’s funny). 17. Tuck a note into your sweetheart’s coat pocket. 18. Fold a note into a piece of ultra-inspiring origami. 19. Press a note inside a library book, for a future reader to discover. 20. Snap a picture of your favorite note and post it on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. 21. Ask your local baker to decorate a cake, inspired by your favorite note. 22. Pin a note to the bulletin board in your local coffee shop or community hall. 23. Send a note to a celebrity you’ve admired from afar. 24. Choose your favorite note. Hire a pilot to write the message in the clouds. 25. Flip to a random note. Text the message to everyone you’ve got on speed dial. 26. Use all 50 notes to papier-mâché The World’s Most Encouraging Piñata. 27. Send a note to the last person who did you a favor—small, medium, or major. 28. Tuck a note on every car windshield on your block. (Waaay more fun than parking tickets.)

29. 30. 31. 32. 33.

Send a bundle of notes to everyone at your local fire station—with muffins. Put a stack of notes in a public restroom—with a jar of mints. Send a note to your mom—with a bouquet of fresh flowers. Throwing a birthday party? Stick a note in everyone’s party favor bag. Fold a note into a paper airplane and send it soaring towards someone who needs a dose of love.

34. Pop a note into your own lunchbox or brown bag. Self-encouragement rules! 35. Roll a note into a scroll and tuck it through a mini-donut. Ultimate fortune cookie! 36. Fold a note into a mini envelope… for another note to rest inside! (Double-awesome!)

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37. Keep a secret stash of notes in your glove box, for “emergencies.” 38. Hide a note inside a box of winter clothes. Forget about it… then discover it next season.

39. Frame your favorite note and place it on your workspace. 40. Laminate each note and use ’em as drink coasters. 41. Give half the notes to your sweetheart. Keep half for yourself. Exchange notes every day for 25 days.

42. 43. 44. 45.

Mail a note to your favorite elementary school teacher. Put a note under your kidlet’s pillow… from the Awesome Fairy. Slip a note under your neighbor’s door. (Mr. Rogers would approve.) Scatter all 50 notes on your bed, like rose petals. (Just don’t float them in the bathtub…)

46. Photograph yourself holding each note. Send all 50 pics to your sweetheart, one at a time.

47. 48. 49. 50.

Hide a note (in a snug, watertight box) for a Geocache hunt. Leave a note for your housekeeper, hairstylist, or babysitter—with a fat tip. Mail a note to yourself—in the future. Give the whole dang book to a wildly special friend (tell ’em one single note just wouldn’t cut it).

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! O M O B Brilliance Strikes again.

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To:

YouÕre AWESOME because _________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

.

Ooh! And one more thing__________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

.

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WHEN YOUÕRE

INSANELY FAMOUS, DONÕT FORGET HOW MUCH I ADORED YOU

First.

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To: In case you forgot: I think youÕre unbelievably AWESOME. I appreciate the way you ____________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________

.

And how you always ___________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________

.

Thank you for adding so much _________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________

to my life.

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FANTASTIC

FABULOUS

YEP. THATÕS YOU.

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To: You make my life AWESOME in more ways than I can count (andÑnot to bragÑbut I can count pretty high). But for starters, hereÕs 5 of Õem: 1. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 2._______________________________________________________________________________________________ 3._______________________________________________________________________________________________ 4._______________________________________________________________________________________________ 5._______________________________________________________________________________________________ I bow to your AWESOMENESSÑnow and forever.

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WHERE DID YOU PICK UP THOSE MIND-MOVES?

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To:

a freakishly AWESOME person named

Thank you for always ___________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________________

and for proving, once and for all, that _____________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________________

.

YouÕre smashing. And thatÕs final.

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You remind me what

feels like.

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To: I bet if you look up ÒAWESOMEÓ in the dictionary, thereÕs a diagram of your DNA. Made by scientists. Who know things. As long as I live, IÕll never forget the AWESOME way you ________________________________________________________________________________________________

& ______________________________________________

_______________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

.

THANK YOU barely covers it.

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CREATIVIT Y OUGHTA BE

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To: FACT: The world is better with your AWESOMENESS in it.

Thank you for reminding me that _____________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________

and for sharing your ____________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________

.

Stay shiny and shimmery-bright.

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YOU’RE A MARVEL. MIGHTY SMART. TOTALLY SMASHING. PUT SIMPLY:

Awesome. YOU’RE

AND MAYBEÑjust maybeÑthereÕs someone else in your life whoÕs equally awesome. Like a coworker, friend, favorite teacher, neighbor, barista, or sweetheart. Maybe itÕs time to show them just how awesome they really are.

BEHOLD: 50 WAYS TO SAY YOU’RE AWESOME. ThatÕs rightÑ50 expressions of adoration, appreciation, gratitude, and holy-wow-my-life-would-be-dismal-without-you-tudeÑfor anyone who deserves your full-on, unfiltered praise.

BECAUSE…YOU’RE AWESOME! Gift

$13.99 U.S./£9.99 UK

www.sourcebooks.com

50WaystoSayYoureAwesome_CVR.indd 1

50

WAYS TO SAY YOU’RE

Awesome Alexandra Franzen

EAN

ISBN-13: 978-1-4022-8566-0

Alexandra Franzen

Keep the book for yourself. Give it to someone you adore. Or, tear out each page and use Õem as spur-of-the-moment pick-me-ups (theyÕre perforated, baby).

50 WAYS TO SAY YOU’RE AWESOME

HEY, YOU.

5/1/13 3:56 PM

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