A friend of mine Larry Czerwonka recently posted this on his blog and he was kind enough to allow me to share it with you.

Too much time is spent complaining about what is wrong in our community and not enough time is spent lifting up what is good and thanking the people that are doing good.

When was the last time you came across a letter to the editor that was positive? Why are our days filled with the sounds of people complaining? And are we guilty of adding to the chorus?

Make a commitment that starting today and once a week for the rest of your life you will sit down and hand write a note to someone somewhere thanking them for what they have done. It could be your child’s team coach or their teacher, it could be the person that waits on you at your favorite restaurant, and it could even be the government official that did something you were pleased with.

Be the change you want to see in your community by also being the person pointing out the good that is happening everyday around us.

One note, the thank you MUST be hand written and sent through the mail, an email or computer generated note will not do. Some of you must be there in the words of gratitude.

With love, gratitude and aloha,