Last night when everyone was asleep I was catching up on one of my cheesy tv shows I like to watch and a commercial came on for the movie Pay It Forward. Did you see it? I saw it a long time ago and always liked the idea of surprising people with gifts of gratitude. Since we spent the last week writing down all that WE have to be grateful for every day I wanted to follow it up with expressing OUR gratitude to OTHERS.
Your challenge this week is to take some time to actually write out a letter or card on paper! I want you to think of 3 people. I know this is the age of electronical communications, but sometimes, there is nothing better than an old fashioned piece of mail that you pick up out of your mailbox. Imagine the surprise and delight of these 3 people that you have chosen, to find a letter from you amongst the stack of bills, fliers, and sale adverts.
The idea is for you to share the gift of time and experience the JOY of thanking others. Nothing turns the day around like expressing genuine gratitude to others. Imagine the surprise and delight of these 3 people that you have chosen, to find a hand written letter from you amongst the stack of bills, fliers, and sale adverts.
Take a few minutes to browse through your address book, facebook friends, favorite people list etc… Then make a special list of these people and set out to thank at least 3 this week.
One year on Robert’s birthday *my husband* I sent my m.i.l. a note and beautiful flowers thanking HER for raising such a wonderful man. I did this a few years back and still remember the phone call. My m.i.l. was so touched by the gesture.
Imagine the joy you can spread by sending a note of love, thanks, admiration etc. I really call this a challenge, b/c you have to sit down, find paper and pen, find address, find stamp… go to mailbox and mail 3 letters all in ONE week!!!
Are you up to the challenge? I hope so. I encourage you to share with us who you plan to thank!
My 3 people: