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Thanksgiving, every day

“Leah Dieterich’s mother always told her to write thank you notes. So she does. To everything. thxthxthx is her daily exercise in gratitude.”

Leah collects the notes on her website, which is a nice place to look every now and again (or every day, if you’re so inclined) for reminders about the little things that are good.

The happiness / positive psychology experts say that gratitude is one of the keys to happiness, but I like that Leah’s website doesn’t get too deep or preachy about that. Hers is more of the quirky thank you – to the people, things, places that you mightn’t normally think about. Like using your toothbrush, three day weekends, coffee and Mariah Carey. Leah’s website is here if you want to have a look.


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11 thoughts on “Thanksgiving, every day

  1. David Tua is a well known Kiwi heavy weight boxer. He is world famous in NZ for coining the phrase “O for Awesome” (Or, ‘Orsome as he spelt it in his mind). I am bestowing you with the inaugural ‘This Sydney Life David Tua Award for Awesome-ness’. I love this post! 🙂

  2. I love the idea of Leah’s webite and I too am very grateful for all the loviness that comes my way but I am really confused as to what anyone would thanks Mariah Carey for?

    1. Hmmm…yes…I must confess that inclusion was more for dramatic effect! There is a thank you note mentioning Mariah on thxthxthx, but it’s to thank a Toni Braxton song for giving a Mariah song a run for its money. But I would thank Mariah – if only for naming her son Moroccan. Even though he’s not. Cos she’s crazy like that.

  3. I thank you Cate, for your everydayspark. It puts a smile on my dial with all the things you find and the way you write about it.

    1. Thank you – I thought it was a pretty unique sort of concept and I wanted to share it. And I’ve been raised to be a big fan of the thankyou, so the more thxthxthx the merrier, as far as I’m concerned!

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