Thanksgiving is a few weeks away and at Happier, we were thinking about ways we can energize our community to say ‘thank you’ more often during this month. Expressing gratitude towards others is one of the absolute best ways to feel happier and a great way to make someone’s day light up. And if you say thanks maybe it can inspire the other person to say thanks to someone else — wouldn’t we all dig a world where we did this more often?
And then we came up with another idea: Don’t just say thank you to someone, tell them they are AWESOME!
It’s no secret that I over-use the word ‘awesome’. I think it’s one of the least offensive words to over-use (but funny enough, someone complained the other day that we use it too much as part of Happier and it was ruining their experience). Our lives are filled with enough difficult, stressful, annoying things that I think a little more awesome doesn’t hurt.
So I hope you guys will join us in making the world a little — or a lot — more awesome by taking on our challenge:
It can be a friend, family member, colleague, classmate, anyone else in your life whom you appreciate. Send them an email, text, FB message, Tweet, letter or give them a call — imagine how great it is to get a call from someone who just wants to say “Hey, you are awesome!”
Try to do this once a day in November, then come to Happier and share happy moments about reactions you get because you will inspire others to do it. How many people can we tell that they are awesome and make their day? 100? 1000? 1 million?
Here’s to turning the world more awesome! Take on the challenge and help us do it.
Oh, and one more thing: