I was supposed to write a thankful post. That’s what every blogger does this time of year, right?
I’m supposed to write some thought provoking post about how I am thankful for the multitude of things in my life. Gathering dust on a shelf are those “thankful” cards I’m supposed to send out to my clients to remind them to do business with me again because I love them so. Never mind that you never talk to them any other time of the year…the how-to-keep-your-clients-using-you-forever-guide says I’m supposed to send Thanksgiving or holiday cards every year. I’m supposed to write that I’m thankful for my kids, who alternate being driving me to the brink of insanity and touching my heart so deeply.
I say we start a new tradition. How about instead of waiting to let people know that you are thankful for them just once a year, do it when they least expect it the rest of the year. Everyone expects the same forced thanking that we go through every year. Imagine hugging your kid on January 23rd and saying “I’m really glad you are in my life.” Imagine telling your client who is a dog lover that there was a recall on a certain kind of dog treat on March 14th because you care about their well being. Imagine telling your spouse on June 4th that you appreciate that they cleaned the toilets. If your household is anything like my household, getting my hubby to clean the bathrooms is indeed something to be joyous about. Seriously, the man has issues cleaning a toilet. We have gloves for a reason, people.
What am I thankful for? I’m thankful that there are 364 other days in the year for me to express my appreciation to my friends, family, and clients. So you won’t see all the things I’m thankful for scrolling on my twitter feed or Facebook status page right now.
Don’t worry though. I appreciate many things in my life. I’ll catch you the other 364 days a year.