2015-11-23 12:20:12
I will be helping my school community by helpping incoming students navigate through the high school and helping them through their fears of the transition.
2015-11-15 20:32:24
Instead of arguing with my daughter Charlotte to go to bed I'm letting her stay up, and sleep in my bed tonight.
2015-11-15 20:24:42
Ayn Rand has been recommended to me countless times over many years. I know she was a favorite author of yours, Josh - so this 'Do Something Day' I will begin reading her work. Thank you for the motivation!
2015-11-15 20:07:58
Today I got in touch with a good friend from Milwaukee I haven't seen in a while- I made plans to host him at my apartment for a weekend.
2015-11-15 19:08:18
My daughter and I did a little shopping for Scott Huber. We filled a reusable shopping bag with toiletries, granola bars, bananas, bottle water, candy and a gift card to a restuarant he can walk to for a cup of coffee or a bite to eat. I'm going to make a better effort to wave & give him a smile each time we pass his tent.
2015-11-15 18:15:33
We donated to Mercy Home for Boys and Girls. Also, we said a prayer to St. Edmund because I used love to see Josh at mass there.
2015-11-15 16:53:34
I found out an associate at work was a Vietnam Vet. I went out of my way to acknowledge and thank him for the service he gave to our country. I bought him a Vietnam Veteran hat and added an American Flag pin, US Army pin, and rank pin. He was very proud to wear that hat!
2015-11-15 16:38:28
Thinking of Josh today and keeping in mind that this world is not our final destination, that we are just passing through. Therefore, I will try to focus on being the best version of myself day to day, and helping others to be the best versions of themselves. On a side note, today is the feast day of Saint Albert the Great. He is the patron saint of scientists.
2015-11-15 15:56:47
Hi, We donated two shoe boxes full of clothes, toys, brush to SamartiansPurse for the girls of 5-9 years old. Hope these bring smile on their faces!
2015-11-15 13:42:39
We are going to make cookies as a family and deliver them to our neighbors. Who doesn't like homemade cookies?!? We'll be thinking of you Josh... Love, The Ledebuhrs Robyn, Bill, Addison, Jackson, Harrison
2015-11-15 12:24:52
This December marks the 5th year anniversary of my dad's passing. In his honor, I would like to host a gathering of all my cousins and their kids on my dad's side of the family. Been way too long since we've all been together.
2015-11-15 11:58:25
I will donate clothes and supplies to Goodwill. I've been meaning to do this for a whole year!
2015-11-15 11:19:30
Joshua lit a candle at Church for Uncle Josh using the money from his piggy bank. He also decorated a balloon and sent it up to Heaven for Uncle Josh's birthday.
2015-11-15 07:55:05
Spending the day with someone who needs a friend. We will also be writing thank you notes and making holiday cards for the military.
2015-11-14 21:39:14
I plan to grab the kids and finally go through the toys in our basement. The plan is to donate what we have grown out of and hopefully share some of the fun we've had with those who don't have.
2015-11-14 20:48:58
On 11/15 we will be delivering a set of hats & gloves, as well as homemade cookies to 22 men at a Halfway House in Blue Island. We will also enclose a copy of the book Unbroken, hopefully to be read and shared by at least one of the men! Assisting or donating are: Bridget Cusack, Eunjee Chang, Patty Clements, Jen McNeela, Tom & Bev Cusack, & Nicholas Duffin. We chose a Halfway House, because we believe that everyone deserves a second chance and that there is great potential in every human being. Also, shortly after Josh went to eternity, I read a book called "Same Kind of Different as Me." The main character in this book, which is a true story, reminded me of Josh, in that she lived an extraordinary life. She did not see any human being as "disposable". I also firmly hold that belief, and am honored to serve these men in Josh's memory and honor.
2015-11-14 20:21:06
I have committed to run the Turkey Trot in Detroit on Thanksgiving Day with my older brother, something I've wanted to do for several years. At the end of the race, I look forward to giving thanks for family, health, and Josh's challenge to live fully and with conviction (all things to be thankful for every day)!
2015-11-14 16:03:52
Family was one of the most important things in life for Josh. For DSD, we are going to spend the day doing some of Josh's favorite things such as going to Church and enjoying a Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks.
2015-11-13 18:34:35
I plan on getting back into handwritten notes to family and friends. I haven't been too motivated to write and catch up with folks lately. This Sunday I plan to write at least 5 notes!
2015-11-13 11:17:17
I will show compassion and love to others by encouraging them.
2015-11-13 09:30:32
I am RUNNING my first 5K on Thanksgiving!
2015-11-13 08:20:03
I plan on leaving a $100 tip on my pizza order 11/15.
2015-11-12 09:02:52
I will reach out to a friend in Chicago who I have lost touch with. I contact her each Do Something Day, which makes the reunion even more special.
2015-11-12 06:57:25
I've learned that Josh was a devoted family man, and that building meaningful relationships was important to him. In honor of Do Something Day, I will reach out to a family member and a friend to catch up by phone - not text!
2015-11-12 06:41:01
We recently received a new family from out of state at our school. Their young child is having significant separation anxiety, something we endured this year with our youngest. We are going to reach out to them and serve as a mentor family, helping them get acclimated not only to our school, but to Michigan. Nothing is in vain if it lightens the burden of another, right? Thank you, Josh and the Nemeth family, for reminding us to LIVE each day.
2015-11-11 17:41:17
Education was extremely important to Josh. This year I will be researching and getting all my things in order to apply to a Phd. Program in Political Science.
2015-11-11 16:52:18
I'll be canvassing for a really great friend and mentor of mine. He's running for office and he needs signatures to get on the ballot for voting day. This will also be great since I'll be able to connect with my community members. I feel that Mr. Nemeth would appreciate the camaraderie in this. :) Happy birthday, Mr. Nemeth! :)
2015-11-11 15:15:54
This Do Something Day, I am going to register for the NROV - Naperville Responds for Our Veterans. The NROV provides valuable services to Naperville veterans, from painting to landscaping and making homes accessible for those with limited capabilities.
2015-11-11 13:10:55
I've always wanted to work for the VA. This year I was able to make that happen. In honor of DSD, I will be sponsoring a family/and or kids with holiday necessities/gifts.
2015-11-10 17:28:29
I want to start going back to church, and what better Sunday to start than on the 15th. I know Josh will help me!
2015-11-10 15:18:48
I'm having my nephew Chris and his girlfriend over for dinner. They both live in Madison, and we don't see each other enough. We'll toast Josh and his inspiration to be a better person every day.
2015-11-09 10:28:20
For over a year I have been wanting to start a specific project, but I have let other things get in the way. I am finally going to do it!
2015-11-07 08:34:48
I have wanted to be a lector at my local parish church for many years. In memory of Josh I finally made the call and signed up. I know Josh would have encouraged me to make that call. Hopefully my first reading will be on Sunday November 15th!
2015-11-06 10:49:39
I will call my uncle who lives in MN and who I do not have the opportunity to speak with very often. We are close, but never make time to call one another, so I will dedicate this day to reconnecting with him.
2015-11-06 05:56:01
My three kids and the Cub Scout den that we are hosting on 11/15 will make pop-out holiday cards and notes for a local nursing home. I will deliver them on Monday 11/16. I will contact the home to get names so the cards can be personalized.
2015-11-05 20:40:43
I would like to schedule some of my time to volunteer. Mr. Nemeth was a great role model for his students. He truly lived the Jesuit ideals, "Men and Women for others".
2015-11-05 18:51:16
Joe and I will be giving bags of warm clothes and food to the homeless.
2015-11-05 12:27:16
Josh it is that time of year again and the leaves are falling faster than I can keep up with them. This year I am going to help our neighbor and blow his leaves as he is recovering from knee surgery. This is a wonderful time too, to remember your entire family in our prays. Love, Ed
2015-11-05 12:21:38
I can hardly believe another year has come around and we are all thinking of things we could do in honor of you, Josh. One lady is sick at our church that usually cleans the church on Monday mornings with a large group of her friends. So I offered to run the dust cloth around and set the choir books up straight for the next two weeks. Hope I don't run into any gum and not to many Cheerios under the seats. Josh, I think of you every day as you are on my nightly prayer list. May God hold you in his arms and give comfort to your family. Love, Mims
2015-11-05 11:06:27
Ever since I started high school I have not had fun of any sort and my love for school faded. I challenge myself to step out of my life that revolves around school for a day and do something that brings me happiness.
2015-11-05 09:36:54
I'm going through all my daughter's clothes to donate to a second hand store that allows victims of domestic violence shop for free.
2015-11-04 07:09:42
I'm going to clean and organize my pantry. I plan to donate food to our local church.
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