Practicing gratitude is a win-win situation for happiness.  A grateful person recognizes the importance of the people in their lives, and a recognized person (the person receiving the thanks) feels connected to their social network.

Gratitude is on my mind with Thanksgiving just around the bend, and so today’s rah rah rah project involved leaving little “I am thankful….” notes around 50th&France in Edina.  Hopefully, the recipients paused to reflect on their blessings, and, with any luck, felt a bit of happiness when they reflected on what they’re thankful for.
How would you fill out the card?

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  1. I am thankful for my family, my friends, and all the friends I have made in the blogosphere. 🙂

    Also, in all my time in/near the cities, I never heard of or stumbled upon Fashion Avenue! Where/what is it?

  2. oh gosh, that’s too funny – i was thinking that fashion avenue was the name of the cobblestone street behind the shops on 50th/france (see 5th picture) but a google search just revealed that is actually just the name of the store on the other side of the street… oops.

  3. I love the message in this post, but I must say that I got totally sidetracked by the beauty of this little avenue. I can imagine just taking a stroll down this space and feeling all my stress melt away. Maybe it’s not exactly like that, but the pictures surely make it feel that way, very nice!

    As far as what would be on my card? I think I am most thankful for the people who stand beside me. Key word, beside. Not in front, leading me. Not behind, following me. But, beside me. Sharing the path we walk together in whatever way that means. Life is so much more meaningful when you share it with others who want to share it with you 😉

  4. I love this post and what a great idea to leave those cards all over in a row of boutique shops! I have been there and I think that gratitude is just what is needed.

    I am thankful for…

    my love and soulmate, MR N
    food on the table
    roof over my head
    my friends and family
    social media friends
    my writing ability
    spreading the Light
    You Jen

    Thank you for reminding me to always be thankful for what I have!!! There are so many in this world who don’t have enough food to eat or a roof over their head.

    Have a beautiful Friday and weekend! 🙂

  5. such a great idea 🙂 i am thankful for…
    my cat phoebe
    my new apartment which is so comfy and “me” and everything i’d hoped for!
    my friends who have been here for me through a tough year
    my blog friends like you who are sweet, thoughtful and so encouraging!
    there must be more but these off the top of my head right now! 🙂

    • i’m glad you’re loving the apartment as much as you hoped you would — phoebe seems to be loving it too 🙂 and aren’t friends the best? it’s wonderful having people around to help us through the hard times (and celebrate the good)

  6. What a fun idea! I would love to run into one of these around my town 🙂 I am thankful for cozy sweater weather, a fun-filled weekend ahead, dear friends and family to spend the holidays with, and the fact that it is finally Friday!

    • i sort of envisioned that people would take them home, so probably not! i guess it would be neat if people just wrote a thing or two, left the card, and then other people added to the list? the more important thing for me was jus that people took a minute to think about it 🙂

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