With all that’s happening in the world, it’s easy to get caught up in the cycle of fear & reaction. Never forget the positive power of a simple thank-you to break the chain.
It’s hard to remember that without darkness there is no light. It’s only thanks to the generosity & kindness of others that we are all able to thrive. Maybe it’s a friendly smile from a stranger on a day you feel down. Maybe it’s a nudge in the right direction from a mentor who changes the course of your life.
Imagine now that you’re walking down the street and see a bright red phone booth with the words Give Thanks emblazoned on its side. Would you walk in or simply pass it by? If you did enter, what might happen? Who would you call and thank? What would you say?
In cooperation with the Museum of Craft & Design in San Francisco, we did just that by inviting people off the street to step into our phone booth and make a thank-you call.
There’s a phone booth right next to you. Okay, so it’s not a phone booth but it’s a phone, and that amazing little device has the power to brighten someone’s day. All you have to do is pick it up and call. Don’t text. Don’t email. Don’t snapchat or Instagram or Facebook or MarcoPolo. Call. If the events of the last year have taught us anything, it’s that there is never a bad time to say thank you. As 2016 winds down, we encourage you to take advantage of the holiday lull and make your own call for thanks.
To celebrate the spirit of gratitude, we gave 10 Karma ($1) to all our users on 12/22 to donate directly to charities of their choice. If you haven’t yet, download dailyKARMA here and we’ll give you 10 Karma ($1) for free to get your giving started.
About Melaney Lubey: Melaney is VP of Marketing & Strategic Partnerships at dailyKARMA. She’s passionate about maternal health & reproductive rights. When she’s not working, she’s volunteering time with the LA Doula Project, chasing her toddler or on the quest for the best mac & cheese in Los Angeles. Reach her at email@example.com.