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Day 348: Wake Up & Be Thankful Everyday

Do you have those days when you wake up on the wrong side of the bed.
You work long hours, you have bills piling up, the house is a mess and there is never enough time to spend with your kids.
What if on those really bad days – and the good days – you woke up and the first thing you did was to be thankful.
Day 349: Give 349

Today’s give was inspired by my friends at The Note Project. On Day 166 I featured The Note Project who’s goal is to inspire 1,000,000 notes of appreciation to be sent around the world.  They believe that sending a note of appreciation can change a persons life, your own and the world. I completely agree.

Thank You Every DayNow for the magic recipe! 1 note of appreciation + being thankful everyday and you may just see some magic start to happen. If you wake up grateful every day for just one thing in your life your outlook will become more positive. It will rub off on your family, your co-workers and the world around you.

It’s the ripple effect in full force.  When you are thankful in your life for what you have (not what you don’t have) it will make you more likely to give. You don’t have to have a lot to give but what a great give to tell one person in your life how thankful you are for them. What a great give to tell a co-worker how thankful you are for their support.

It turns our crazy world from an angry, sad one to one of giving and love.


The Thankful for project will help to remind you to be thankful every day. It’s a community of people that are sharing what they are thankful for to spread the good around.

“Research shows that saying “thank you” for the good stuff in life makes for a happier, healthier you. And it makes those around you feel pretty darn good, too. So spread the love.”


What are you thankful for in your life? Leave a comment and spread your happiness for what is good in your life.

Time Commitment:  3 minutes to sign up and write what you are thankful for today

Cost: 0


What people are saying about 365give

“I wanted to express my gratitude for the teaching you provided today. Your message was delivered eloquently, compassionately, and without judgment. The kids were engaged, and now have knowledge with which they can change the world. We all appreciated how you took the time to help us learn to build positive mindsets and practice happiness.”
Shelley Gardner, Grade 6 Ridgeview Elementary (West Vancouver)
“Actions really do speak louder than words, which is why I believe the 365give Challenge has resonated throughout my community. Every give we do is so important to us and leaves us happier and appreciating our lives a little bit more than before.”
Mahina Niyozova (Tajikistan)
“After watching the 365give TEDx Talk, I was inspired to join and begin a daily giving program in India. Today, along with 12 other volunteer women, we provide 100 meals to local underprivileged children in Bangalore for school every day.”
Deepika Ahuja, Mom (Bangalore, India)
“My life has greater meaning now.”
Renate Jorge, @BeKindBrazil and 365give Member, Family Program (Brazil)
“I just wanted to share that 365give really helped me. I am a better person now, thank you.”
MayLee, 365give Member, Individual Program
“This 365give Challenge has really injected excitement and extra enthusiasm in each work day as I think about what we can do. It has motivated me and the students.”
Cristina Peters, School Counselor (New York City, USA)
“I have seen a huge shift in energy throughout my classroom since doing the 365give Challenge. The Challenge has empowered my students to make a positive difference in the school’s community and beyond.”
Cella Adriana, Special Needs Educator /The Holliswood School (New York City, USA)
“The 365give Challenge helps students understand their impact on others. It opens avenues for introducing and discussing global and local issues in classrooms. It is powerful to watch students of all ages think about how they can make a change in another person’s life with one small act.”
Jessica Hall, Primary Teacher, French Immersion at École Pauline Johnson (West Vancouver, Canada)