Social media platforms give us the opportunity to connect and interact with others instantly. We can share the best of who we are and look for ways to add value to others.
As we enter this Thanksgiving week in the U.S., I want to try an experiment and I want to invite you to join me.
From today until next Sunday, I am going to set a timer for 12 minutes each day and I’m going to use those 12 minutes each day to express thanks and appreciation to my contacts online.
I’ll send thanks in the form of tweets; I’ll send thanks on Facebook; I’ll send thanks on Google+ and LinkedIn, also. I will spend some time writing thanks via email and in blog comments.
When we express our appreciation to others, we strengthen our connections with them. Don’t you love to feel appreciated and valued? (I do!)
After my experiment is over, I’ll return to this space to share insights and observations with you. I hope you’ll do the same. You can share your thoughts in the comments or you can email me and I’ll incorporate your comments into my follow-up blog post.
Thank you for reading this post and being a part of the community here.
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I am the founder/CEO of the Weaving Influence team, the author of Reach: Creating the Biggest Possible Audience for Your Message, Book, or Cause, and the host of the Book Marketing Action Podcast. I’m a wife and mom of three kids, and I enjoy running, reading, writing, coffee, and dark chocolate.
It is easy to start my Sunday with gratitude. First, thanks to you for all of your great writing and inspiration and help. Second, I am writing this while waiting for my 22 year old daughter to pick me up to going skiing at the opening weekend at Whistler. Jocelyn called me earlier this week and asked me to go skiing with her. How special is that? Incredibly special. Karalee and I have much to be thankful for with our three wonderful children.
Great idea Becky. I wish I’d seen this earlier. I bet you were tremendously encouraged yourself, as you were showing gratitude and thereby encouraging others.