So I’m having major resistance to writing these thank you notes that I was supposed to write over a month ago. To get myself over it and create a new mindset I’m doing a tweet-a-thon with the hastag #1000thankyous
In general I really enjoying expressing my gratitude but in the last few years I’ve felt compounded by a relentless schedule of performing and marketing the fuck out of those performances so that when I do have time off I just want to curl up with my wife and dog and watch really bad tv shows.
Nothing wrong with that but I notice that the feeling of love that is associated with giving gratitude is gone and replaced by an annoying sense of obligatory thanks. That’s why I don’t want to do it. I want it to come from a place of actual giving, of extending myself in a genuine opening of heart. I think that by having to write short thank yous with a large number and a short timeline attached I will stir the necessary elements up that will bring me back to a place of felt thanks.
Here’s the rules I set for myself and I invite you to join me:
- You have to write a personal manifesto of why you want/ need to take part in this project and post it on your blog/ tumblr. You can bit.ly link it to your tweets but that is optional.
- The 1000 tweets you write can’t start until tonight at 12:01 (Thursday 11/20) and must end by 11:59 Wednesday 1/26 just before Thanksgiving day begins.
- Any tweets without the hashtag #1000thankyous don’t count.
- You can thank anything and anyone you want. Just be authentic in your thank yous even if they seem silly and dorky.
That’s it. Join me! I’m @sethlepore on Twitter.