#WritingWednesdayAC: thanksgiving week 3
Welcome to our third week of our thanksgiving series!
This week I want to offer a simple challenge: if you see something, say something. This is not just a good idea if you’re reporting something suspicious, but perhaps even more so when you’re lifting others UP!
Words are so powerful. There’s a rhyme I learned growing up that goes, “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” Unfortunately, that’s simply not true! Negative words can actually cut deeper than a physical pain, they can leave emotional, mental, or spiritual scars. What someone speaks over your life (good AND bad) has the potential to affect you down the road for years to come.
This week, I want to challenge you to verbally express gratitude for 3 people in different circles of your life. Go beyond just a “thank you.” I want to challenge you to truly pause, and express what and why you’re grateful for them. Think of a friend who has really gone the extra mile to be there for you in a time of crisis, a neighbor who has truly shown you hospitality, the barista that makes your coffee in the morning with a smile, or the person who bags your groceries at the supermarket. Spend the extra 30 seconds to look them in the eye and express genuine gratitude. It’ll make their day.
This is by no means a small task: the joy that will come from this exercise will be contagious!
Use the hashtag #WritingWednesdayAC to show us how you’re participating on social media!
Who are you writing to this week?