This week’s Escape Plan challenge (aka our Tip of the Week) is #21: Thanku Haiku: Write a haiku about the things you are thankful for and put it somewhere to serve as a reminder.
A few years ago the concept of a “gratitude journal” became widespread, after Oprah shared about hers on her show.
“If you start focusing on what you have and what you’re grateful for, you will then begin to see more.” —Oprah
The action of being grateful is refreshing to the soul. Kids are naturally awesome at putting things in perspective, but sometimes us grown-ups need tools to help us along the way. This week’s challenge combines this exercise of appreciation with a creative writing project from childhood… the haiku. When’s the last time you wrote a haiku?
Okay, I realize that many of you are probably asking the same question… how do you write a haiku again?
Well, I’ve found some very special teachers- Sean and Jacob. These little sherpas from Canada will jog your memory.
If these boys can do it, you can too. Just remember… 5 – 7 – 5
So, what are you thankful for today? Share your Thanku Haiku in the comments on the Escape Plan Blog.
Watch out, though, this haiku stuff might just become addictive…