Day 30: Giving thanks, social media style

Leading up to Thanksgiving, each day I will blog about what I’m doing to be more grateful. I invite you to join me in a Month of Thanksgiving, and to share your thoughts, observations, suggestions and ideas.

Day 30: Tweeting about thankfulness and getting ideas from a blog

Thanksgiving is this week and that means lots of other people are encouraging a focus on gratitude, too. The more the merrier!

To learn more about Tweetsgiving using Twitter for social good, click here.

If you spend time on microblogging site Twitter, expect to see the hashtag #tweetsgiving flying around a lot this week.

Tweetsgiving takes 140-character messages and turns them into a charity effort. On its Web site, it’s described as ” a 48-hour event created by U.S .nonprofit Epic Change will encourage participants to express their thanks using online tools and at live events. In honor of the people and things that make them grateful, guests will be invited to give to a common cause at events held across the globe.”

You can get involved by tweeting about why you’re grateful using hashtag #tweetsgiving — and don’t forget to include #monthofthanksgiving, too — and there are many more ways to participate. Click here to learn about gratitude parties and becoming a sponsor.

Life coach Cheryl Richardson plays what she calls the thank you game this week on her blog. Here’s an excerpt:

Cheryl Richardson is encouraging people to play the thank you game this week.

The object of the “Thank You Game” is to find a creative and inexpensive way to thank or acknowledge those people in your life who often get overlooked.  Here are ten examples of what you might do…

3. Speak to the boss of an administrative assistant who has provided you with exceptional care and let him or her know how great you were treated.

5. Bring a box of goodies to the post office, your local fire department, or police station, and let the employees know that you appreciate them. From what I’m told, they rarely get this kind of acknowledgment, and seeing the surprised look on their faces is so much fun!

6. Leave a larger than normal tip hidden under a cup for your favorite restaurant server.

Click through to Cheryl’s newsletter if you want to see the other seven.

Several people have already used Facebook, Twitter and their blogs to express their gratitude as part of my Month of Thanksgiving contests — click here to see some examples.

Do you want the chance to win a gratitude journal and some of my favorite things, including coffee, sweets and apples? Check out the details of the contests here.


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