this may be considered overachieving, but today i am going to be thankful one extra day than needed, making this my three hundred and sixty-sixth thankful post.
i am thankful for this great project. at first it was easy, then it got boring, then it got interesting again, and then the last fifty posts or so, i realized i was running low on things to be thankful for. i then realized that that was impossible! i nearly gave up, then realized i would feel guilty forever if i did not finish. so with support from a few friends, i was able to get a few more ideas and as you can see, this project has been completed.
this 365 project, of course, has made me appreciate life more and realize how truly blessed we are as humans. however, i have also learned how to be able to express my feelings about life better and i have proven to myself that i can accomplish anything i set my mind to. i am grateful that i know how fortunate i am and that i have so many wonderful things and people in my life whether great, small, silly, or serious.
when it took off, i really expected no one to care and i would embark on this journey alone. yet within a few months people began asking me how the project was coming, i gained a few followers that told me how much my simple posts changed their outlook on life, people started the project themselves, and i just received so many notes of encouragement and support. i cannot express how much all of those comments meant to me. i highly recommend this project to anyone, especially if you are struggling with seeing the glass as half-full. it is a fabulous way to change your current mood and perception of life. this project truly made me progressively happier, forced me to appreciate the little things, and blessed me with more productive and enjoyable days.
thank YOU. yes, YOU. whether i know you or not, i love you. thank you for being who you are and touching the world with your presence. to me, everyone is important and has a purpose here on this earth. thank you for being alive and reading this post (or maybe even the entire silly project). thank you for giving me the chance to touch your life and, in a small way, fulfill my purpose to serve others. all of my friends and family are my heros and i adore them. my best friends, my friends, my family, my acquaintances, my heros, my inspirations: you are the reason I live. thank you.
it will definitely be nice to take a break from this, but i think i will miss it in some ways. after all, it has been a fairly major part of my life for the past year. yet alas, it is again time for change and moving forward. but thankfully i have learned, and will probably always remember: there is always something to be thankful for!
thank again guys… you da you da best! adios!