Happy SMART Day Everyone!
A great big “thank you” to our friend and SMART Living 365 reader Gary for his recommendation of the thxthxthx.com website. I’d read about it before but until Gary sent me the link, I never took the time actually check it out. In case you don’t recall, each week we want to reach out across the web and share good and inspiring websites with one another and thanks to Gary this is a short, but very sweet website that helps keep things in perspective. That’s right—thxthxthx is all about gratitude—and remembering how everything works together for good.
According to author and blogger Leah Dieterich, her mother strongly encouraged her to take the time to write–that’s right “write”—out thank you notes for everything. She doesn’t stop with mere notes to people for gifts or good experiences, Leah writes thank you notes for EVERYTHING. Just little ones, actually. On her blog http://thxthxthx.com she writes little thank you notes for all sorts of every day events. What happens is a greater awareness of how everything contributes to our days. Plus, they also show how all of our actions and experiences add up to remind us how it is our perception that often determines whether something is good or not. Plus, I imagine that when you know you have to write out a thank you note for something/everything—you take the time to look for the good.
Thxthxthx might not be a blog you check out every single day—but it certainly serves as a reminder to us all. Let us all remember that it is SMART to pay attention and then acknowledge the good that comes our way every single day.
P.S. If you come across a website/blog that you would like to recommend, be sure and send me an email! Remember, a big part of living SMART is sharing the good!
“When I started counting my blessings,my whole life turned around.”
“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” –Gilbert Keith Chesterton