One of my favorite bloggers, Jennifer Chen has inspired me with her Gratitude Project. Jennifer decided for the month of October, she would send a personal thank-you card to express her gratitude to someone who had made a difference in her world. She did this everyday in the month of October and shared what she learned from it in this post.
Gratitude is something I try to make part of my everyday life. I sometimes speak aloud the things, people or situations I am grateful for, as I drive to work in the morning. I have tried to be intentional about texting or emailing someone as they pop in my head, to let them know I am thinking of them and grateful for their place in my life.
I love the idea of sending a personal thank-you note, by mail. Actual, tangible mail is something to get excited about in the days of social media. I know I love receiving mail and am excited to send some out, to let people who have made a difference in my world know that they are appreciated.
I am not making this a formal challenge for this month and I am not putting pressure on myself to send out a set number of notes, within a set time frame. I just know I want to be more intentional about sending thank-yous out and I hope this is something I continue for a long time.
Would you like to join me? Is there a way you can express more gratitude?
I love that my Gratitude Project inspired you to try writing thank you notes to people in your life! Even if you send a random thank you note to one person, what I found is that it totally makes that person’s day. The response I got from friends who was so wonderful that it made me glad I embarked on the journey.
It has been making my day, I did 5 of them last week. Thank you again!