Thoughtful Thursday Explained
About six-eight months ago, I came up with the idea for Thoughtful Thursday. Originally designed to help folks in my Twitter network with the hashtag #thoughtfulthursday, I expanded it to my networks on Facebook and Plaxo as well. Thoughtful Thursday is something everyone can do. All it involves is taking a few moments out of your day and asking your network very simply, “how can I help you today?” Generally, most participants have certain areas they specialize in. For example, I’ve mostly answered questions about writing, publishing, my experiences with Hollywood, martial arts and self protection. I’ve also done quick critiques of writing samples.
The goal of Thoughtful Thursday is to take a day out of the week and remind ourselves that the universe does not revolve around our wishes, but that we are all connected and need each other’s help from time-to-time. It spreads a great positive vibe and it’s a nice and easy way to help others. If you’re on Twitter, I ask that you use the hashtag #thoughtfulthursday around any activities you do – be it asking your network they need help, or asking for help yourself. In this way, it’s my hope that more people start participating. Exponential growth is a very cool thing when it comes to helping people.
Thoughtful Thursday has been on hiatus due to a huge number of obligations I had, but I feel strongly enough about it that I want to bring it back each week. This isn’t to say that we should only be nice to others on Thursday, rather it serves as a reminder that we all have attributes and skills that others will find helpful and we can be so at any time.
I hope you’ll join me today in asking your network of friends, colleagues, acquaintances, and family: how can I help you today?
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