As for the rest of the challenges... my success thus far has been "meh" at best. Instead of reframing the news, I'm still just ignoring it. I haven't yet tackled any "thank you" notes (although I'm certainly using thank you notes every day... as a mouse pad.)
I've been doing pretty good on the wasting food front. I cleaned out the fridge a bit and felt really bad about dumping out almost an entire carton of expired almond milk (that smoothie sounded like such a good idea... grrr.) But, on the other hand, I have been bringing leftovers to work every day. I'll post about that soon.
I haven't started to acknowledge the meaningful times yet. At least not in the way that I intended when I came up with this week's challenge list. Alas.
And last but not least, I have been trying to boost the power of local nonprofits in their social media nooks and crannies. I'm on Facebook anyway - it's really not hard to click "Like" and "Share." (And by the way, if you live in Harrisonburg and are looking for an amazing nonprofit opportunity, Second Home is hiring a new Executive Director!)
Tonight I'm going to write some thank you notes. To get in the mood, I did a some Pinterest wandering about what comprises a great note. When it comes down to it, the anatomy of a thank you note is pretty simple. I made a pinnable graphic to help us all keep the basics in mind. Tune in tomorrow for a gratitude update!