New Year’s Resolutions: It’s Never Too Late!

Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? Better yet, do you keep them? (Haha!) As I’ve thought about my goals for the year, I have to admit I am already a little discouraged. Not because I’ve already failed…I just don’t know if I’m happy with them yet. So I reworked and thought about it over the last few weeks. I wanted at least one resolution that wasn’t about me.

Click through to see what inspired my resolution!

This idea was inspired by two things I’ve seen this month. The first is this movie.

You can find The Letter Writer on Netflix and also for purchase here. It’s an uplifting and inspiring story about a man who made it his mission in his last years of life to help others through anonymous letters. My husband and I really liked it. It’s one of those feel-good family movies without being too cheesy.
The second thing that inspired me is this idea of “A Year of Gratitude.”
It’s all part of a mission of to have 
ONE MILLION thank you’s written in 2013. Isn’t that great?  
You can go here to buy this gorgeous boxed set that includes:
thank you cards, envelopes, and a gratitude journal.
Or…you can make one yourself for about 6 bucks. 😉
I grabbed this cute boxed set of cards (blank inside a la Brian Reagan) from JoAnn’s. With a coupon it was right around $5. You might have a huge stash of cards already at home or you could (heaven forbid) write a thank you on a plain ‘ol piece of paper. 
I had this little notebook in my stash (back-to-school clearance for .50) 
and added some stickers to the front. Can you say easy?
On the inside of the notebook there’s a place for daily “thankful thoughts” 
as well as lists of people I want to thank. 
The husband got the first card (I didn’t want him hearing about my new goal and wondering where his card was…) and the next card went to a friend in our neighborhood who went out of her way to make us feel welcome when we moved in last year.
My goal is to write one Thank You each week, on Sundays. Old friends, teachers, neighbors, co-workers or maybe a total stranger…. the list is endless.
Who would you send a Thank You card to? Want to play? It doesn’t have to be all year. Even one thank you will make a difference to that one person. I can’t wait to see where this idea takes me in 2013. 
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