For the past few months, I’ve been working on how to move my gratitude project forward, thus the transformation of my blog and blog Facebook page to “The Wandering Pigeon: Gratitude.”
As day 1,000 of my daily gratitude postings rapidly approaches, I have decided to reveal my next step: 1,000 thank you notes. And right now, especially in the election aftermath, the world needs this more than ever. (See this post for an explanation of my daily gratitude postings.)
A few months ago I had business cards printed and postcards with a simple gratitude message along with information about my Facebook page, encouraging others to post what they’re grateful for. A thanks and a call to action.
Again, the world needs simple, kind acts right now.
My mission is to get 1,000 handwritten thank-you notes out in the world — a project that will reach more people than residing in most small rural towns. It’s a bit overwhelming to think about.
I’ll post some of the stories behind the notes on my blog. I hope that others will be inspired to sit down and write a simple note of gratitude to someone as well.
I recently read the book “365 Thank Yous: The Year a Simple Act of Gratitude Changed my life.” The author really gets it. I found it interesting that when I was considering this project (before I even knew this book existed) I found this book, reaffirming why I am doing this. You may purchase the book here. I highly recommend it.
Whether this project takes me a year or five years, I’m committing to it. I’m committing to thanking the kind people in this world for big things, for little things and for everything in between.
If you’d like to help, send me a message on my Facebook page. I’d be happy to send you some of the business cards to include in your thank-you note.