Thanksgiving has to be my favorite holiday of the year. Unlike Christmas (which I love!), there’s not an expectation to decorate, prepare, shop, spend, wrap and sparkle. In fact, it’s such a shy holiday that I don’t think much about the day until it’s right upon me. This is a perfect holiday for a procrastinator like me, who takes life one hour at a time. I can show up with a bottle of wine, whip up a quick dish and wallah….Thanksgiving is accomplished.
But the real reason I love this day, is that we all take this time to consider what we are thankful for. In the hubbub of life, we stop and for just a day, think about our blessings.
So here is the “Thanks. Giving. Challenge.” I know you’re all busy and are most likely mentally checked out for a 4-day weekend. The last thing you want is homework, but hear me out because this is a simple ask. I want you to take the concept of the word “Thanksgiving” one step further and actually GIVE THANKS.
- Make a list of 6 people you are thankful for
- Next to their names, write why you are thankful for him/her
- One at a time, reach out to that person via text, email or phone and tell him/her that you are thankful for their presence in your life and why.
- Wish them a happy Thanksgiving.
- Move on to the next person.
I started this challenge earlier this week and not only thanked two fierce women for being inspirations in my life, but I also gave them a sussy.
So if you’re feeling frisky…don’t just thank, also give. You can do that on your own (send them a fall flower arrangement!), or by nominating them for a sussy. You fill out the form, we’ll take it from there and will have something to your nominee within the week.
To be part of this challenge, you don’t have to tag #thesussyproject or submit nominations. You don’t need to require your friends to say something nice back. I didn’t ask for this to become a chain letter! You just have to remind these individuals that they are valuable to you and on this particular holiday, tell him or her that you are grateful. If you want to let us know you’ve taken the challenge, tweet us @thesussyproject. But this isn’t about us – this is about you.
This is a gentle reminder that everyone loves to hear when they are making an impact in your life. Don’t let this year’s holiday pass you by without TELLING them.