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The Gratitude Challenge!

Throughout the year I have been challenging you (and myself) to not only live with a sense of gratitude but to put action to that way of life.  I believe that no matter where you are in life, you have a lot to be thankful for.  And the power that comes from a life of gratitude only increases as you share that with others.

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Photo Credit: Stu’dentist via Compfight cc

So it’s time to do it again!  This one is easy and only cost the price of a stamp.  In a world of texting, emails, tweets, and snapchats – I think that receiving a handwritten card in the mail is refreshing!

That’s right people – we are going old school!

I understand that this may be a foreign concept to some of you.  It requires getting a pen (it’s a writing utensil) and writing down (that thing you learned in Kindergarten) your thoughts on a piece of paper (it’s made from trees).

I am all for social media and I am the king of texting, but I have made it a point this year to send encouragement cards out and it has been great!  I have also received many in the mail and it seems to mean a little more.  There is a certain emotion tied to the handwritten aspect of a card that connects more than an email or text that can be quickly deleted or lost in the shuffle.

Here’s you challenge people!  Find five people and send them a gratitude card sometime over the next week. Sure, it could just be one person but that’s not much of a challenge – that’s why I say five!

It could be a card or simply a piece of paper.  The point is you took the time to write a note telling them how grateful you are that they are in your life.  I promise it will mean the world to them.

I would also ask that you share this post through your own social media sites to help get others in on the challenge as well!  You can use the share buttons below.  #gratitudechallenge

There is it!  It’s pretty easy – just a few minutes of your time.  Do you accept the challenge?


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