Sharing Gratitude: January Sample

Over the last few months, while thinking about gratitude and the power of sharing positivity, I started asking people to send their best gratitude stories to me.

The instructions are that the story be an appreciation of something in daily life, a recounting of something they’ve done for someone else or something someone else has done for them, or something they’ve observed.

Of course, I’m also open to other suggestions because gratitude takes many forms. These stories can be about something big or small, known or anonymous, recent or long ago, but they must be 300 – 400 words in length.

I’m collecting the submissions to publish in a volume called Sharing Gratitude: Daily Reflections, which will be published through Library Partners Press.

These are not Wake Forest stories specifically – which is to say the stories shared aren’t specific to Wake Forest – but I did launch the project by asking some of my classmates, colleagues, and former students to contribute. Since then, the project has grown.

As I continue to collect stories, I am publishing January online as a sample. When I reach 366 daily entries (I need that number to cover Leap Year!), the book will be published.

Want to participate? Send your best story to me by email,, and I’ll send you an author agreement.


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