Most of the time, when we think about sharing a six-pack with our friends, we think about being together somewhere with them and each of us enjoying a can or bottle of beer/cider/soda (whatever your personal preference may be) from the pack. It’s an American tradition, of sorts, and a long-standing bonding ritual between friends.
Today, though, I don’t want to talk about sharing a six-pack of beer…or cider…or soda. I want to talk about sharing a six-pack of gratitude.
Since this is about sharing gratitude with others, you don’t need to keep a can for yourself, so think of six people – friends, neighbors, coworkers, family members – who matter to you.
Set aside an hour sometime this week to write (and send) each of them a note – not an e-mail or a text message, a real, hold it in your hands and actually feel the paper between your fingers note – letting them know that you appreciate them.
Use a greeting card. Use a postcard. Use an index card. Use a sheet of notebook paper. It doesn’t really matter what you use. All that really matters is that you use something tangible and write something from the heart. It doesn’t have to be long. All it really has to be is honest.
Don’t do it because you expect a reply (or even an acknowledgement) from them.
Do it because they deserve to know they matter – and that they mean something to you.