The Power of Reaching Out

Several years ago I did a 30-day love and gratitude exercise where I sent one person each day a note telling them how I felt about them and thanking them for what they had put into my life. It was an incredibly powerful and rewarding experience for me and my recipients.

I reached out to family first, then friends, and then I reached out to old teachers I’d had in high school and college, and even gave a nice little note to our mail carrier.

I was heartfelt, open, even emotionally raw in my notes. Things I might never have gotten around to saying to a person came out in those notes. It helped me realize how grateful I was to have all of these people in my life, and it helped me see their positive impact on my life.

I think we often forget to look at the threads in our tapestry and see who is making a contribution to the overall picture. We are all connected, we are all one, but we sometimes forget that. Making a conscious effort to see the energetic threads that connect us can help us appreciate the people in our lives.

I would like to bring this concept to more people. Pick some people in your life who support and love you. Send them a note outlining their contribution to your life and thanking them for being in it.

This is the sort of act that strengthens our society. Spreading love and gratitude has an overall positive effect on our planet, and also in our personal lives.

You never know when someone you love may be hurting. Hearing how they have positively impacted your life could be the very thing they need to keep going.

Make a list of people in your life that you want to thank, and write them a message of love and gratitude. Make it specific. Make it honest and heartfelt. Be open. Watch what happens.

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