Saying Thank You – Daily

Oct 10

Saying Thank You – Daily

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends! I hope you’re enjoying great dinners and wonderful family time this weekend!

Technically I should be posting my results (I do have them all recorded) but being as it’s Thanksgiving, I thought I’d share a little about my gratitude journey.

I’ve been learning a lot these days about saying Thank You and just how powerful those two words can be. It’s quite amazing, really.

There’s a reason for this, but it requires a story.

I’m not a big fan of MLM businesses. I’ve been burned too many times. I usually love their products, but hate the mindset and business practices that go with it.

Several months ago I met a member of my business networking group for coffee and she showed me a business called “Send Out Cards“. I politely told her I’d never get involved in another MLM, but thanks for the presentation. We went on with a very pleasant conversation, and I forgot all about it.

About a week later I got a very cool card in the mail with my business card on the front. Inside were pictures and a lovely note thanking me for our time together. She didn’t mention her business. She didn’t have to. I was blown away the by the power of a card with my business card on the front and such a personal message.

I called her up, signed up, and started using it in my business to great effect.

But seeing the power of it first hand, I wanted to understand how to more purposefully enter in to this mindset of gratitude – really, my most basic nature is very selfish indeed! I started researching and came across the book “365 Thank Yous: The Year a Simple Act of Daily Gratitude Changed My Life” that tells the true story of a man pretty down on his luck, feeling very sorry for himself, who decides to take on the challenge of writing one thank you note a day. After a year he saw that his life was changed.

I decided to take on the challenge myself. I’ve been posting the cards at Project365 to keep me accountable. (Note: several look the same – these are cards I sent to many of my friends who don’t live near me and with whom there has been only one-sided communication – them to me – to say thanks for their patience, and to update them. Sometimes there’s a section of blank spaces – it’s a bit finicky to get the pictures up so I block out time and do several at once. And, I’ll admit, I am also a couple of weeks behind – I’m catching up! 🙂 ))

Some days I can write several. Some days I’m really scratching for ideas. However, it’s been interesting to see the changes in myself as I keep my antennae tuned for people I can say thank you to. Send Out Cards also helps me keep track of special days, so it means that every day I start the day by making someone else’s day.

It’s been a very cool shift for me. I’m loving the creativity I see being developed in myself as I create the cards, and I get very excited when I send one off because I’m believing it will make someone’s day.

You don’t need Send Out Card to do this – the author didn’t – just go buy a box of cards at the stationer’s and get a bunch of stamps and get on it.

I’d be interested to hear how you react to such a challenge, and how it changes you.

Darlene

PS – I’ll post my results on Wednesday!

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