So many blessings

wp-1482785284567.jpgOne of the greatest blessings in my life is gratitude. My project, 1,000 thank you notes, is going nicely. With that said, here is a bit of an update.

I spent the holiday weekend with my grandmother and visiting family. I kept a running list of who I needed to thank for various things over the weekend. The list kept growing from family members who hosted the gatherings, to gift-givers and to random kind strangers.

One young man from the local pizza parlor in Parsons drove to my grandmother’s home to return her checkbook she left there.

On Christmas Eve I woke up with vertigo that ended up being the result of a sinus infection and fluid in my ears. The staff at the local urgent care clinic was kind and I was able to enjoy the holiday with some antibiotics on board.

The day I left to go home, my grandma and I ate at a local diner. Food was good and the staff was very kind. Grandma says she’ll frequent that place now.

So many of my family members cooked amazing food over the holiday and gave so much to each other.

I went through an entire packet of thank-you cards today and almost an entire book of stamps. I wrote each note feeling a wealth of gratitude. When you get to go through an entire packet of notes in one sitting, you know you are richly blessed.



1,000 thank you notes update

wp-1478367299645.jpgThis week the first several thank-you notes have gone out for the 1,000 thank you notes project.

Each time I head to the mailbox and drop that thank-you card in it, I feel my own heart expanding in joy and gratitude. I know how much it means to receive a thank-you note — much more than the sender realizes.

I’m thanking people for big things, for small things, for everyday things, for extraordinary things. And everything in between.

As I go about each day I think of things I’m grateful for — and who to add to my thank-you list. In the past couple of weeks that I’ve been compiling my list, I am constantly looking for opportunities for gratitude. There are so many people to thank for so many reasons. And just by simply thinking in those terms and making that list, I am already amazed how much of a difference┬áit makes in my thought process.

As always, thank you to everyone who is supportive of me and this project. I’m excited to be on this journey and to bring joy to others, one thank-you note at a time.

With gratitude,