Paying it forward – Thankfulness

We know that when good ideas are identified, they are borrowed (or as great writers often say, just plain stolen)!

Today, I am “borrowing” a good idea that I came across on  CC Fowler’s blog, Central Jersey Working Moms.   CC is a working mother of two, she keeps her own blog, and contributes for Notes on the State of New Jersey.  I always enjoy reading her insightful posts, and was inspired by what she posted yesterday.

CC shared how she came up with the idea for sharing a reason to be thankful each day between now and Thanksgiving.  (She got the idea from a friend’s facebook status, who got the idea from someone else, who got the idea from someone else, and so on.)  It is a really simple, but beautiful idea. 

What struck me most about her blog post was that I know, from reading her blog regularly, that CC struggles with the “complaining” or “whining” types of posts that people put up on facebook.  And, while I do completely believe in freedom of speech and expression, I am right there with her in agreeing that we can do better and more meaningful things with our time and our words than complaining about the little inconveniences or frustrations in our lives.  Let’s be thankful instead.  How beautiful. 

Here’s the link to CC’s post.  I’m not sure if I will be able to write a new blog post each day about something I’m thankful for, but I will try…and I will certainly try to update my facebook status with something that I am thankful for. 

November 2, 2001 – I am thankful for CC Fowler because she shared her friend’s brilliant idea  via her blog and because she inspired me (and, I’m sure many, many others) to focus on the things we are thankful for this season.  🙂

~Melissa
The Jersey Girl

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