Today celebrates my 100th post on my blog and I want to begin by thanking all of my readers. I started this blog to reach out to others, to inspire, to be of service and to spread the knowledge I’ve gained through my life experiences. Using cards as my springboard, I’ve tried to bring an inspiring message to you with every post.
I’ve had a bit of time to think lately as I’ve been recuperating and I’ve come up with a goal that I am hoping you might want to participate in. I’ve been talking a lot about gratitude these days and I’ve got a lot to be grateful for in my life…and I’ve a lot of people to be grateful for in my life. I’ve written a ton of thank you notes recently as many people have come to the aid of my family and me by bringing dinner over, sending flowers, sending little gifts in the mail, sending prayer cards and even just sending ‘thinking of you’ cards which have brightened my every day. Truly I am blessed. I loved getting that unexpected card in the mail among the bills and junk mail. My eyes lit up every time someone brought me an envelope with my name on it because to me, it was like a little piece of Heaven…you thought of me enough to pick out a card, write a heartfelt message, address, stamp and mail it to me so that I could have something special to open…how fantastic is that!
There are many books out now, like The Magic, which reiterate that we should be grateful, be cognizant of the blessings we have already and as you concentrate on those multitude of blessings that you already have, more come your way. I agree with counting your blessings and living a life of gratitude. I’ve kept a gratitude journal a la Oprah which has helped to keep my positivity in check…and has grown my blessings and miracles enormously.
But I’m finding that I want to do more, globally and reach out to others with that gratitude. A smile, a polite thank you in our daily lives to those who show us kindnesses is one way to show gratitude, but what if we were to take it a step further and say it…say thank you with a card…a heartfelt message to someone to whom you are grateful? Imagine the amazing benefits to you and to the recipient if you were to write a heartfelt message of gratitude to a friend and the priceless feelings it would give that person when they opened a special card from you saying thank you.
Maya Angelou wrote,
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
My goal is to send a heartfelt card a day to someone whom I am grateful for ~ I’m going to do it for 30 days ~ a card a day. I will post my journey each day so that you come along with me. I’d love for you to join me as my goal is to get 100 people to send a card a day for 30 days. Imagine what we could do by sending out love & gratitude everyday for 30 days to 30 different people? Imagine the impact it would make on our little world…of course, my mind races with what if’s…what if 1000 people did it for 30 days and so on…
If you’re interested in joining me, let me know…it’ll cost about $1 a day, you can do it from you computer and you may even change your life…what if we started a movement of gratitude? A wave of gratitude which knows no bounds…
Join me on this journey…let’s change the world, one card at a time…
Thank you for reading my blog…I am grateful to all of you!