Sometimes life just bottoms out and you feel like you just lost about everything. When you get rid of all that clutter in your life, the simple things come forward and you can stash away the crap forever. The simple act of saying THANK YOU can take you a long way. John Kralik the author of 365 Thank Yous: The Year a Simple Act of Daily Gratitude Changed My Life shares his thoughts in this simple approach to life. Thank you John for keeping things simple.
Inspired by a beautiful, simple note his ex-girlfriend had sent to thank him for his Christmas gift, John imagined that he might find a way to feel grateful by writing thank-you notes. To keep himself going, he set himself a goal–come what may–of writing 365 thank-you notes in the coming year.
One by one, day after day, he began to handwrite thank yous–for gifts or kindnesses he’d received from loved ones and coworkers, from past business associates and current foes, from college friends and doctors and store clerks and handymen and neighbors, and anyone, really, absolutely anyone, who’d done him a good turn, however large or small. Immediately after he’d sent his very first notes, significant and surprising benefits began to come John’s way–from financial gain to true friendship, from weight loss to inner peace. While John wrote his notes, the economy collapsed, the bank across the street from his office failed, but thank-you note by thank-you note, John’s whole life turned around.