I haven’t stopped thinking about John Kralik’s 365 Thank Yous. Isn’t that always the sign of a good read? But Kralik’s book was more than just a good, entertaining and absorbing memoir. His experience was inspirational. Over the past couple of weeks there have been so many names untethered, on the loose in my memory bank. I am compelled to formally acknowledge people who have been kind or helpful or inspirational. Surely they are deserving of a handwritten, thoughtful, delivered-by-snail-mail message of gratitude. So I’m giving this a go and the first thank you goes out today. I like the idea of keeping track with a spreadsheet and especially like the idea of watching it grow like some unpredictable creature. Consistent technical maintenance is not one of my strengths, but I’m hoping that the spreadsheet will be a skeletal reference point and the satisfaction of watching it fill up will be motivation to load in my names, addresses and message drafts in a timely manner. Anyone else up for their own Thank You Project? It might be fun to talk about it together over time.