I brought up the idea of a Gratitude Project for artists in my last video. After receiving a lot of feedback, we now have a plan, which I explain in the video.
There’s no better way to improve our outlook on life than to create a piece of artwork that’s specifically created to say how grateful we are for one particular thing that makes our life better. Some of those things are little, like the sound of crickets singing. Some things are big, like the house we live in or our health. I know I’m grateful for the Internet, because without it I never could have met all of you wonderful folks.
But I forget to be grateful for all the gifts I receive every single day, and I know a lot of us do. So I came up with this way of making it easier to remember.
There are so many people who want to be involved that it’s already grown too big for me to organize on my own. But that’s great, because it will be easier for people to get involved. Just post your project (or projects – why limit it to just one?) on your favorite social medial site. Use the hashtag #theGratitudeProject so other people can find it.
If your friends want to know what you’re doing, you can send them to this page and ask them to watch the video.
I mentioned in the last video that we might create a printed book that includes your gratitude project. Sorry – it isn’t going to happen. When I said it, I thought maybe 20 or 30 people would want to be involved. Since it’s obviously going to be much larger than that, and I don’t want to pick and choose what projects would be included in the book (because that means leaving some people out) that’s no longer an option. However – there’s no reason why we can’t make our own Gratitude Journals. I personally intend to do that myself, so I can remember to be grateful every single day.
If you don’t use social media, you can share your project in the comment section below. Your images need to be under 250 kb, because I don’t have fancy software that will reduce the size of your images automatically, like Facebook does. (Mark has more money to spend on software than I do). If you don’t have editing software, just use this free online tool to make your pictures smaller.
It will be easy to find this page next time you visit, because there’s a link to it at the top of the site.