Tell 2 People Thank You Today
As we are fully immersed in fall here in the United States, our annual holiday known as Thanksgiving is celebrated today. Depending on your family and geographic location, you may celebrate Thanksgiving with football and shopping or lots of food with lots of family.
Regardless of how you celebrate today, make sure you make the most of the day by telling someone why you are thankful for them.
Now this may sound a bit cliche right? I mean today is all about giving thanks. Nothing novel to this idea of sharing our gratitude is there?
Whether it be in the backyard over a grill or around a long dinner table, we all have experienced those times during Thanksgivings past where we shared with those present with us what we are thankful for and how we are thankful for our friends and family.
And that is completely beneficial and necessary. Keep doing that. Make sure you over-communicate to those closest to you how grateful you are for them being in your life. That is a beautiful thing to do.
But this year I want to add to that.
And here's how I'm going to try to make the most of Thanksgiving this year: I am going to tell 2 people thank you.
You read that right: TWO PEOPLE.
I am picking two people who have been important in my life but who I haven't talked to in 2016 (almost a whole year) and I am going to send them each a message thanking them for specific ways they have impacted my life.
Nothing super long, but a heart-felt and detailed note thanking them for how they have blessed my life.
Why am I doing this? Because it is all too easy to speed through life and not let people know how much they mean to us. A few months back, I reached out to a friend I hadn't talked to in almost 2 years and simply listed the reasons I was thankful for them.
The resulting conversation was pretty cool and it gave me the opportunity to thank them for how they have helped shape me.
I want to do the same thing this Thanksgiving.
And I am challenging you to do the same thing:
- Choose 2 friends you haven't talked to in the 2016 calendar year.
- Send each of them a note (over text, FB, etc.) on why you are thankful for them. Include specific memories and stories from the past.
- Comment below with what kind of responses you get back.
This Thursday, go outside your comfort zone and spread some gratitude in the world.
Because nothing pairs better with some turkey and mashed potatoes like letting people know they matter to you.
Happy Thanksgiving friends.