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Thank You!

Introducing the 3 Minute Thank You

Today is an exciting day, because the 3 Minute Thank You has just been created!  What is it, you ask?  The 3 Minute Thank You is simply a way to be purposefully thankful each day.  Think of it like writing a thank you card, but not necessarily to any person.  Dedicate a few minutes at the start of your day to think of all the things you are grateful for, then let the world know.  Everyone is busy, I know, but 3 minutes is such a small amount of time.  Everyone can find 3 little minutes in their schedule – make the time!

Starting today, almost every morning I’ll be on Twitter as soon as I turn on my computer.  I’m going to spend 3 minutes (maybe more, maybe less) twittering about the people and things I’m thankful for.  You’re welcome to join me! —>

How You Can Participate in the 3 Minute Thank You:

  1. Choose your method: write it in your journal, tell your baby, write it on twitter, write a blog post, telephone someone, whichever way is right for you.
  2. What: list the things and people you are thankful for today, right this moment.  It can even be ideas or emotions, such as love, or actions, such as giving.
  3. Find 3 minutes (or longer if you want).  At the beginning of your day, take at least 3 minutes to write out (or tell someone) all of your thank yous.
  4. Give details, or not.  You can list them, describe them, speak directly about a person’s virtues, etc.  You decide how to give your thank yous.
  5. If you like your experience participating in the 3 Minute Thank You Card, do it again tomorrow.
  6. If you still like it, do it every day.
  7. If you feel good from doing 3 Minute Thank You, tell your friends and loved ones about it!

Why Being Thankful is Important

Being thankful is the cornerstone of receiving abundance.  We can’t ever expect more to be given to us in any area, whether it’s love, money, happiness, or something else, if we don’t already appreciate what we have.  Right?

How many times does it occur that someone dies and then everyone is talking about how great their life was?  We see newspaper articles and blog posts and magazine articles and news headlines outlining the deceased person’s great accomplishments, giving spirit, helpfulness to others, and impact on the world.  Too bad all this wonderful feedback occurs after the person is no longer with us!

Let’s all make an effort, starting today, to make sure people know how much we appreciate them.  Be thankful for what you have, if not all day long, at least during your 3 Minute Thank You!  Won’t you join me on twitter?

If you’re doing blog posts or tweets for your 3 Minute Thank You, please leave me a comment or email with the link.  I’m always listening, so let me know if I can help you with anything.  After all, I am thankful for every one of you!  You make Home Ever After possible, and allow me to help people in 110 different countries.  That is definitely something to feel grateful for.

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Danelle Ice is an entrepreneur in Los Angeles and mom of 3. She is the creator of and Danelle is also known as internet personality SimDanelle, the first virtual person. Danelle is a beauty guru on YouTube, vlogger, blogger, and new media darling. She is a current brand ambassador for for Keurig and previous AMD Tech Mom, Kraft Foods Delicious Byte brand ambassador, and Purex Insider.


  1. Steph @ Problem Solvin Mom
    Nov 02, 2008 @ 09:54:26

    Gratitude is such a powerful and rewarding thing! I keep a daily gratitude journal, scribbled down throughout the day. I post on Sundays my highlights from the week.

    Oh, and I clicked over from twitter :) I’ll post my link when I get it up today {{running behind}}

    Have a great week!


  2. Jane
    Nov 04, 2008 @ 23:01:46

    What a great idea. I came to your website via Heather at The Middle of Nowhere.
    I will be posting my 3 Minute thank yous today.


  3. Jennie
    Jun 11, 2009 @ 12:12:25

    I retweeted and I also posted a link and the article on my myspace blog to spread the HB word :) Love the site.


  4. Young Wife
    Jul 08, 2009 @ 20:17:26

    This is great! I need to do this!


  5. Young Wife
    Jul 10, 2009 @ 12:17:59


  6. Home Ever After
    Jun 11, 2009 @ 13:00:43

    @Jennie: Thanks a million Jennie, you rule!


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