365 Days Of Creativity Challenge, Creative Exercises And Prompts, Gratitude

Thank You Note (365 Creative Exercises & Prompts, Day 20)


Thank you Note / Day 20/ 365 Days Of Creativity / CollectiviteaWelcome to Week 3, Day 20, of the 365-Day Creativity Challenge! Here in the US, we are excited about Thanksgiving, and over the last few days, I have shared creative exercises centered around the idea of giving thanks. We started out by giving thanks and being grateful for the world we live in, and for ourselves. We then made a vision board to set intentions, and focus on goals.  For Day 20, write a note (handwritten) to someone expressing your gratitude for their presence in your life or for something they did. The only challenge is to write it to someone who is neither a family member nor a friend. As with most of the creative exercises, write it quickly; be specific about what you are thanking them for. For example, you may write a thank you note to the lady who helped you pick up all your bags and parcels after you dropped them. “Dear Lady On The 17th Floor, Thank you for helping me stay upright when we got off the elevator. Boy, was everyone in a hurry that day! I really appreciated your help in picking up my shopping bags after I slipped and dropped them. Your prompt action saved the items. You had your own bags to juggle but you stopped to make sure I was okay. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Happy Thanksgiving! ” We all know or have met someone who lent a helping hand or ear when we needed it. Let’s express our gratitude for them. Get started! 

Go For It: How many of these notes can you write? 

To share how you are interpreting these creative prompts or following the challenge, please use the hashtag #ctea365 on social media and /or leave me a comment below. Have a wonderful week! – Priya

Background: Welcome! We are now at Day 20 of the 365 Day Creativity Challenge, and I am excited and happy to have you here!  I use the terms ‘creative’, ‘creativity’  or ‘creative exercise’ very loosely. While they have very specific meanings within the art or business worlds, I define it as any activity that allows us to access an inner stillness. Where the mind’s incessant chatter decreases, and for that short period of time, we are in the presence of a magnificent quietude. Where we feel joyful and recharged as if accessing a powerful, bountiful source of imagination and ideas. It makes what we do- draw, write, paint, work in a science lab, dance, sing, play music, photography etc. etc.- a spiritual experience. It has nothing to do with talent and skill level, and everything to do with joy. Whether you take part in all 365 days, or 7, 21, or 30 days, or join us when you can, I hope you will take the time to relax, slow down, and be your joyous self! Want more details? You may want to read this introduction to the 365-Day Creativity Challenge. Just as a reminder, it really helps to have a dedicated journal or notebook because you will see  a continuous record of your creativity expanding and changing as you devote time to it every day. You will also be creating a year’s worth of creative work. As you work through the prompts, write down other things that strike you because you may want to revisit these ideas. Have a wonderful day and I will see you tomorrow! To share what you are doing, please use the hashtag #ctea365 on social media and /or leave me a comment below. – Priya


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