If you are a regular reader, you might remember that my hubby, The Saint, broke his foot in January. Almost 4. long. months. ago. And we realized that he would be out of work until MAY and we were looking at a $1500 deductible + 20% of his medical bills, a disability policy whose benefit had not been updated in 7 years, two surgeries, FMLA expiring just 9 days before his last follow up appointment ... life began to look down right impossible.
And I know we're not the only ones. Life is hard right now. The economy is terrible, our kids deal with some pretty tough stuff in school, marriages are strained, families are stressed ... it is EASY to get down, depressed and cynical when so many things are outside of our control.
BUT ... I created a small way to start my day out on the right foot, put things into perspective and motivate me to view each day as a new and awesome opportunity ... introducing SimpleThanks!!
SimpleThanks was inspired by Thank40 ... a 40 day Facebook campaign started by my cousin's hubby to start each day with three things to be thankful for. And when it was done, I decided that 40 days was awesome, but 365 days was even better! So SimpleThanks was born and I thought I would share it with all of you!
Every day, I update my Facebook status with three things - big or small - that I am thankful for. A great dinner, a sweet friend showing up to do our yard work in a BIG way one night, my favorite coffee creamer ... there is nothing too big or small to share. And I have found that when I focus on finding three things I am thankful for, my day starts out just a little bit better!
So, if you want to join this journey and develop a daily attitude of gratitude, stop by and "like" SimpleThanks on Facebook. Then, tag SimpleThanks (use the @ symbol followed by SimpleThanks - no space between the words) to share your gratitude with your Facebook friends and family! And spread the word ... I'd love for SimpleThanks to start popping up all over Facebook!