Prompt 3 work in progress
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Thankful project? It’s not Thanksgiving yet. I know, but I was inspired by a recent blog post. I was reading a post about a particular online celebrity who leads a very busy life and gives a lot back to the community. The article mentioned how people often ask for a lot from celebrities without giving back. I think that comes with the territory of being really good at what you do.

The post got me thinking about whether I thank people just because I want something from them or because I’m genuinely thankful. I know too often it’s probably the first one, but that’s not my intention. I often think about how thankful I am for things that people do either directly for me or for a community, but then life gets busy and I forget to tell them. I don’t want to forget anymore, so I’m starting my thankful project.

I am not going to write a blog post or tweet about it. I’m just going to send an email, snail mail card or do something to show someone that I’m thankful for all they do. I’m doing it solely for the purpose of thanking them and not because I want any recognition or retweets or links, which is why I won’t be advertising who I’m thanking. I am just going to thank someone on a regular basis.

Join me each week in thanking someone in your life. Think of this as a weekly gratitude journal. I will tweet out a few reminders each week.

Let me know in the comments if you’ll be joining me each week.