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30 November 2020
Words by Andy Smallman / Artwork by Fish Astronaut
Send a Thank You Card

The purpose of this week's suggestion is to have you bring forward in your awareness the little things that are done for us by others, things we often take for granted. 

To begin, take a couple of days to pay extra attention to these little things as you go about your day, then ask yourself, "What has to happen behind the scenes to make your everyday activities go smoothly?" 

As an example, think about the effort needed to get food to the shelves of the grocery store, or the work needed to keep the streets operating smoothly, or about the people who do your dry cleaning, pick up your trash, deliver your mail, etc. 

You might find yourself thinking that since you pay some of these people for these services there is no need to thank them. Resist that urge and see the work they do for you as an act of kindness on their part.

By the end of the week, choose one of these people and send that person a thank you card.

As a bonus exercise, get out some paper and write about the person you choose for your thank you card. As you do this, you might find yourself wanting to ask this person questions about their life. Write those down, too. Maybe, just maybe, you'll get the chance to ask these questions someday.

With connection & warmth,


Kind Living inspires people to both recognize
and engage in acts of ordinary kindness.

Copyright © 2020 Andy Smallman, All rights reserved.

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