Here we are in the month of November, the final harvest in many parts of the country before Winter kicks in fully. It’s a time when the days are beginning to get a little shorter and the nights are getting a little longer. For me, this is more time for reading, working on projects, and a little more of it snuggled under a blanket watching Netflix.
Soon it will be the time when many of us will gather around a table somewhere and sit with people we love and celebrate Thanksgiving. In recent years, I’ve seen posts on social media where people use the whole month of November to express daily what they are thankful for – a 30 days of gratitude thing.
However, I’d like to put a twist on that – What if we all used the month of November to reach out to 30 different people to let them know that we are thankful for them? If we sent one email, text message or note card (or more) each day for the next 30 days. There are more than 1,500 people who receive this email so if everyone who receives it reached out to one person each day in November, more than 45,000 people would be touched.
And what if we kept this up for the rest of the year? And from now through the end of December we all reached out and told someone we were thankful for them? That would be more than 90,000 people touched. Wowzer!
While large numbers like that excite me – just one person sending one message to someone letting them know what they are thankful for also does.
So, join me if you will – and let’s spread some thankfulness far and wide. Let it get everywhere like a bottle of glitter that has “mysteriously“ lost its lid and now has found its way to the carpet in your family room. Sprinkle thankfulness all over and just like that glitter, it will never be forgotten.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family