Monday, February 04, 2008

Day 18: 29 Days of Gratitude

Oh, how we do love to complain about politicians! Many of us spend far more time criticizing the ones that drive us nuts than we do supporting the ones we feel stand up for our values and serve the people wisely and courageously.

Monday, February 18th is Presidents Day. Today's practice in gratitude is to write a letter to a politician you admire, expressing gratitude for their stand on issues you care about and for their service.

You can choose a local politician who serves competently and tirelessly. You can select a state-level or national-level politician who you feel does great things for our state or our country.

(I've decided to close the comment section for this day. As a web-site aimed especially at the members of SMUUCh, I don't want for the comment section to become a forum for debating the merits and demerits of different politicians. That will only distract us from the practice of gratitude, which is the point of this whole exercise. There are all sorts of other forums for criticizing politicians.)

Practice: Write a letter or send an email to a politician that says something nice.