October 20 will be our first National Thank You Day, a special celebration designed to promote a gesture now often taken for granted, expressing gratitude by saying “thank you.” A recent Reader’s Digest article lists Manila as one of the
ten least courteous cities in the world, a crying shame. Still, I have reason to believe that their data is not consistent for all Philippine cities, and that there are things we can do make fellow Filipinos more mindful of their actions.
But think about it, when was the last time you said thank you to the ones close to you — your siblings, your parents, your friends? More often, those dear to our hearts are the ones we regrettably take for granted. But you can do something about it.
Popular chocolate–maker Toblerone is spearheading a “thank you movement” by offering a free concert on the same date, October 20, at the SM Mall of Asia. Salindiwa, Reggae Mistress, Mozzie, True Faith, and Cynthia Alexander will be performing, complemented by several exciting activities in the area.
Here’s the best part: You can join the celebrations! The concert is free, but tickets will be monitored to ensure security, and we’re giving away those tickets.
To make this activity a bit more exciting, write a thank you note or something similar on your blog or just somewhere, for the people you should be thankful for. It won’t matter who they are, we’re here to spread love and gratitude. Point us to your entry by leaving a comment and you can have two tickets, for you and your date. Now if you have a creative entry or one of those heavens–will–move type of one–liners, you just might grab some special prizes. Now write that little thank you post, quick and sweet. wink
Ga thank you. smile