It’s getting to be that time of year. The leaves are falling, the weather is getting a little cooler, the scarves and sweaters are out of storage, and we’ve all had our fair share of pumpkin flavored, well, everything.
The holiday season isn’t here quite yet, even though we’re all starting to get excited for that magical time of year. But that’s ok, because November is a season for something special all in it’s own… it’s the season for giving thanks.
Giving thanks can often be something that we overlook. We assume that people somehow know how much we love them and are thankful for their influence in our lives. But, that also means we tend to overlook the simple act of thanking them. That’s why I love November and the season of thanksgiving. It’s a time for us to remember the many blessings in our life and to share how thankful we are.
One way to focus on our blessings is to send thanks to some of the people who have impacted our lives in some way. By sending hand-written notes of thanks, we can remind people how much they are loved and appreciated.
This idea comes to us from the blog Her Idea. It is called the Thank You Note Challenge. The purpose of this challenge is simply to write thank you notes to people in your life. To remind them that they are a blessing to you. The authors of Her Idea write an excellent explanation of the reasons why this is so powerful, so please check out the post here!
With the permission of the authors from Her Idea, I wanted to share this with my readers because it truly is such a simple, yet powerful way to express thanks and I want this message to spread! I think everyone could use a little reminder of this sometimes (I know I did). So, all you have to do is:
- Hand-write a note to at least three people whom you wish to thank for something, anything, that influenced you positively.
- Share your experiences so that everyone can see the importance of giving thanks.
- Keep it up! Don’t make this a one-time thing… giving thanks is a powerful act of kindness no matter what time of year.
- Remember, this isn’t really a challenge, it’s an opportunity for us to participate in an act of kindness that we often neglect.
Take this season of thanksgiving as an opportunity to thank the people you appreciate. Because life is a blessing and it is even more so when we share it with others.
I’m thankful for you!