What Really Happens When You Write a Thank You Note

Do you know what really happens inside of you when you write a thank you note?

What if I told you that thousands of years of scientific research showed me that one note, once a week can change who you are? Would you join the Thank You Revolution then?

What gratitude does to the brain

When you force yourself once a week to write a thank you note, here’s what happens:

1. Recall

You recall the event and person for which you are thankful.

When you sit down to write that note and require yourself to think of something from the previous week for which you are thankful, you will recall certain events. Think of them and then allow yourself to progress to step two.

The Seven-Year Old Who Can Change the World

This is the story of a seven-year old entrepreneur who could change the world.

Entrepreneurship Will Change the World

Seven-year old Jalen asked me, “Do you like Burger King?

I told her that I don’t and she mentioned that she was trying to sell a coupon for a free burger for a dollar.

“Is that for school?” I asked.

“No. I found it in the newspaper and I’m trying to sell it. It’s worth two dollars and I’m going to sell it for a dollar.”

I was finally leaving my office in an old neighborhood near downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana. I was freezing cold, ready to get home, and yet I stopped.

I know little about Jalen’s background, but from what I can make of it, she certainly doesn’t come from privilege. So when she showed me more entrepreneurial spirit in that moment than most people will show in a lifetime, I knew what I had to do.