Last year, beginning on the Friday after Thanksgiving, I began a project focusing on gratitude. I wrote one thank you card every day for a month, thanking the people who had given me such a great year. 2011 was transformative for me, a year in which a few key interactions with people helped me realize the value inside myself.
I've decided to reprise this project, and am writing a thank you card every day in the month of December. I find myself at the end of 2012 living in a different state, working at a different job, creating an entirely different plan for my life than I had a year ago. Externally, very little is the same, but internally, I remain the same: immensely grateful for everyone in my life, for all the people who have helped me make decisions, pack and unpack boxes, and best of all, given me two little fuzzballs to call my very own.
Like last year, I won't share the text of the cards, but I do plan to share some of the thoughts on gratitude that bubble up as I write those cards.