Without sounding too much like a middle-aged person with a bad attitude about the ‘way things used to be’ I have to admit that I feel a sort of sadness with the lack of handwritten letters, notes and cards that are being written today. Growing up it was instilled in me to write thank you cards to my Aunty and Uncle for their annual Birthday card (with $5.00 which I spent quickly at the candy store!) and others who took the time out of their own lives to think of me. This act in childhood stays with me today and I have to admit that I thoroughly enjoy taking the time to pen a note of thank you every once in a while. I have always felt a sort of pride when I take the time to sit down and write a well thought out thank you, or Christmas or letter of encouragement to someone I truly care about. And I believe that this act of conscious consideration through the use of pen and paper is a dying art form.
That said you may note that I stated I like doing this act ‘every once in a while’ but what about doing it 365 times in one year? Through the website DAILYGOOD I received the latest in electronic daily thoughts and deeds of inspiration that arrive in my inbox every morning – and I have to admit that not only was I moved to tears by the article entitled “A Grateful Heart”, I have actually committed to something that might prove challenging and maybe even impossible. Now, I have put out challenges to you before in this article, and I will be completely honest with you I usually follow the challenge for a day or two and then either lose interest or time and off I go to my next project. Not very inspirational, but let me tell you I promise you I will be doing this challenge and reporting on it regularly because I think this one is HUGE.