My October Challenge: The Gratitude Project / 31 Days of Thank Yous
Every October, I embark on a challenge—something that pushes me out of my comfort zone. It started with training for a half-marathon, then trying a 21-day cleanse, taking French lessons, and this year, I’m challenging myself to write a thank you note every day in October to 31 different people.
My friend Jaya inspired me to make a list of 10 things every day I’m grateful for and during our morning dog walks, Brendan and I share our lists. It helps to start the day remembering what’s good in my life, like having access to clean water and organic food and silly things like when my Labrador is happy to go for a walk.
So, I’ve made a list of people who I want to thank for being part of my life because I am really lucky to have great friends and family. In my notes, I mention the Gratitude Project and ask if people are so inclined that they write a note to someone they’d like to thank. My hope is that there is a ripple effect of gratitude to many people beyond my circle.
Will you join my challenge? If not for the whole month, why not spend a week emailing people who deserve your gratitude?