It’s November 1st and if you are on Facebook you may remember the 30 days of Thanks posts that were filling up your news feed in years past. With everything going on in our world, these next 30 days may be refreshing and uplifting as more and more positivity fill our social media addictions. However, I am going to go one step further with this trend.
During the next 30 days instead of just being thankful on social media for others to see, I want to actually acknowledge those that have done something thoughtful. A physical thank you note instead of a virtual high-five. I’ve created small slips of “Thank You” paper and printed them out on card stock to keep with me. When someone does something nice and I notice it, whether it was something nice for me or someone else, I am going to jot down a note and make sure they get it. At times, I may make it anonymous. The simple fact that I noticed good in the world will not only brighten my day, but someone else as well!
This new social media trend of highlighting what you are Thankful for is something we need in our world. We need to be reminded of the good in our lives. We need to acknowledge when someone does something kind for a fellow human. Simple acts of chivalry should not go unacknowledged or thanked. If we stop appreciating what others do for us, then that is when people stop doing the act all together. In other words, if a person is always holding a door for others but no one ever holds the door for them, odds are the person is going to also stop holding the door for others.
So, for the next 30 days I challenge you to give Thanks to those around you for even the simplest of things. Either post a message on Facebook of why you are Thankful for them or send/hand them a card. I will attach my “Thank You” slips for you to use.
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