Send or express a thank you

Quote of the Day:  “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” -William Arthur Ward

Question of the Day: If you don’t think highly of yourself, who will?

CHALLENGE:  Thank someone.  It could be a parent, coach, spouse, child, friend, or co-worker. Try to be specific as to why you are thankful.

  • Beginner: send or express one thank you
  • Intermediate: send or express two thank-you’s
  • Advanced: send or express three thank-you’s
  • Extreme: send or express ten thank-you’s

Why do This?

Gratitude is the simplest, most powerful way to acknowledge another person’s value.  Research shows that people who are more grateful have better heart health and more disease-fighting cells in their bodies.

Tips and tricks for Success:

  • Make a quick list of people you want to thank and the reasons why
  • Don’t over-think it. Communicate in whatever way is going to get you to take action quickly.
  • Be sincere

What I have learned about writing thank you messages:

Writing thank you messages is not something that comes easily to me.  While saying thank you is a normal part of my behavior, elaborating and giving specific reasons why I am thankful does not come naturally to me.  I have found that while a thank you is powerful, it is significantly more powerful if I can authentically communicate the specific reasons why I am thankful.