The Naked Thanks

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I’m not sure what your family tradition is for this American holiday, but we seem to do this thing at the Sorensen table where we go around and say for what/who/why we are thankful.  Oh… the pressure. Because saying, “I’m thankful for the fact that retailers are suffering because that means awesome 70% off sales for my friends and me” would be just well, just wrong.  And saying, “I’m thankful that I didn’t date anyone this year because that way I didn’t have to have a drama filled breakup” would probably cause my mother to secretly sign me up for eHarmony or with that nice man who attends her church.  And just saying I’m thankful for the roof over my head, the best family in the world, my friends, my health, my 5 senses which grow dimmer everyday, is true … but boring.  But it is true.

‘Tis the season where we sit back and really reflect seriously on giving thanks. But gratitude, thankfulness and appreciation shouldn’t be something that is thought of and given just during the next 10 days.  They should be on our mind every darn day, darn it.

Well, that’s what Karin Tanabe and Stacy Pfarr thought.  In their hilarious but thoughtful blog, Naked Thanks, they will have 365 thank you’s to anyone and everyone whom you could possibly imagine and I mean everyone.  They will “bare their souls” in gratitude.  Read it and weep.  Weep partially because of the hilarity and partially because you forgot to say thanks to the guy who held the door open for you, the woman who spared you a square when you really needed it, or to Jon Stewart who has been making you laugh for years every night.  Got a thank you? Submit your own and your soul may just be bared as well.

About Pamela Sorensen:
Pamela Lynne Sorensen is the founder of Pamela’s Punch, a platform for profiling people who "make it happen" in the Capital region, reviews & topical blog posts. She launched Punch Enterprises, a connector consulting business in 2015 and Pacific Punch based in LA, in 2012. Pamela comes from an extensive background in sales and business development from a variety of industries, has been involved with charities and fundraising for a number of years and holds several Board and leadership positions. She currently resides in Arlington, VA. Follow her on Twitter at @pamelaspunch.