Monday, November 18, 2013

Thanks and Giving Project {Day 1 Treat A Stranger}

Today is the day. The start of this little thing we've put together called the Thanks and Giving Project.

This week before Thanksgiving, we want to encourage you to set aside time to complete each daily task. A task to spread some gratitude or share a gift. Today you will give to someone you don't know. Tomorrow someone you do know. And on it goes until we get to Friday when we end our week spoiling our families! Oh what fun that will be!

We signed up all last week HERE. Not a requirement.
Just a great starting point for who to follow along and support this week as we delve into this project together. 

Here is the list of this week's Thanks and Giving Project, if you forgot.

Day 1 (Nov.18):  Treat a stranger.

Day 2 (Nov.19): Send Handwritten notes.

Day 3 (Nov. 20): Treat A Neighbor.

Day 4 (Nov. 21): Leave messages of kindness.

Day 5 (Nov. 22): Treat Your Family.

Today we treat a stranger. What have you decided to do? Buy a coffee for the person behind you in line? Leave flowers on a car? A box of chocolates on the counter? Perhaps you will hand off a gift card to the homeless person hanging around at that certain corner.  

There is no right way to do this task. Today is a random act of kindness. Let your heart lead you.

My guess is today will make you squirm. It will make you uncomfortable.  You might even think... I'll just skip today and do double tomorrow. I hope you push yourself. I hope you decide Today is the day I am going to show someone there is good in this world.

I hope. 

As you do your tasks this week, please take pictures. I would love us all to come together on Saturday and recap our week of the Thanks and Giving Project. I would love to see what you have all done and how you carried out each task. I want to know how you felt and how you involved your families. I really do! So as you start your week and this project... remember to take pictures. Link those pictures up on Instagram or Twitter. We will be hashtagging photos #thanksandgiving. Can't wait to see the good you're spreading!

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  1. I'm finally catching up with my reading and saw this and I'm a day behind now! I want to participate, but I might be a little out of order! :)

    1. Don't worry for a minute about the order. Change the order or just participate when able. I hope you will join us when you can and link up with us on Saturday!

  2. I'm sick at home this week, but I'm looking forward to reading all the recap posts! Maybe I'll get to treating my neighbors if I'm up to it. Have a great week thanking and giving!

    My Wholesome Home

    1. Eek! I've been hit with something today too! Must be that time of year!