About the Project
Thank You 52 is a year-long quest to write (at least) one thank-you note a week for one year. Not a thank-you email, or a thank-you phone call, or a thank-you text—a real, handwritten-on-stationery, sent-through-the-mail thank-you note.
I was raised to write thank-you notes as a way of expressing my gratitude, and over the years, I've fallen out of practice. Blame technology, blame raising and homeschooling a couple of amazing kids, blame owning and running a few small businesses. Whatever the excuse, it doesn't matter—because there isn't one. I believe that polite ladies (and gentlemen!) send a proper thank-you note when they've received a gift, and I just. wasn't. doing it.
After so many years of not writing thank-you notes, the perfect storm of deep-diving into Emily Post, developing a gratitude practice, and good ol' Catholic guilt brewed, and I realized that I needed to start doing it again. And I needed some accountability.
So here it is, my accountability, in the form of the follow-and-play-along Thank You 52. Care to join me?
I'm Lynn Daue.
I've been blogging since 2003, when I moved to Russia and wanted a way to keep my family updated on my adventures. I've blogged about a variety of topics over the years, from my life as a young military officer to my consulting activities and services and nearly everything in between.
No matter many times I change topics, change platforms, and start over from scratch, I always come back to the same things: personal values, lifestyle, and the benefits of focusing your attention on one major quest.
So that's where I am right now: focusing my attention on writing one thank-you note a week for a year. And I'd love for you to join me.