I am participating in this promotion, and every other day or so get something really random in the mail from the makers of the game. The first three days were socks, and NOT even good running socks...(side note - just wondering if anybody else thought that everyday was going to be socks?). Today, I learned I get to be king of a castle they purchased in Ireland for 3 minutes on March 19th. Like I said, random.
But my favorite gift from them came over the weekend. If you have a moment, read Cards Against Humanity just blew everyone away with this open letter - and then come back. And if you don't have a moment, that's ok too. But I am going to borrow the letter that they sent me for a sec:
Here's what it says:
What's your superpower? Can you run faster than a speeding bullet? Can you leap over tall buildings or fly through the air like a plane? Probably not. But every one of us does have a superpower that we carry with us at all times. It's not vulnerable to kryptonite or any comic book villain. It's the superpower of gratitude and it can empower its source as well as its recipient.
I own a small business and I try everyday to express kindness, empathy, and yes gratitude for those who work for me. It's harder to be grateful for, or even aware of, the hard work a stranger does for you on the other side of the ocean. I'm proud of the Cards guys for helping us show our gratitude to them too this year.
Just as Superman performs his feats with ease, so can we. The opportunity to express your gratitude to your siblings, parents, coworkers, and strangers is available almost continuously. When you express any kind of gratitude there is almost always a reward. You often get a thank you but a smile or just a nod feels as good. We all have that power, the superpower of gratitude.
Don't let it go to waste.
So Imma just leave that there since this post is getting kind of long, but if you want to play the gratitude game and help others do the same, maybe leave a comment about random acts of kindness that would be so simple to implement daily.
114 days left.
Today's Exercise: 70min outdoor "run" around 15:20 min/mi
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