This week has been a great week until yesterday that my 82 year old grandma was hospitalized so I ask for your well wishes and good vibes so she can get better quickly.
It was an awesome week because I was able to learn so much from @chrisbrogan even more than what I usually learn every week. A few weeks ago I requested a big favor from @chrisbrogan. Since the end of the year has not been as favorable as I wanted economically and my biggest project Danielacolon.com is about to take off (which involves me in spending some of my capital long term), I had to look for an innovative way in which I could be greatful to a few people who have really helped me and made 2010 a great year.
While I was trying to show gratitude with a small token of affection (where @chrisbrogan really did more than I did), I was able to see how @chrisbrogan multiples being grateful and takes it to another level.
Most of you who already know @chrisbrogan know how busy he is. If you look at his profile you can see on how many people engage with him on twitter, his blog, Linkedin, and other platforms. Chris keeps the conversation going and more importantly he does it both ways. I have seen the many things he has done for me personally but this week he went all out.
While doing all of this, he did me a big favor by signing and personalzing each book for those people that mean a lot to me. His book Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust is a must read.
He made sure the books got in before christmas by sending them next day out of his own pocket.
He sent me a few extra book from other authors that I will gladly read & review.
He thanked me on his on his shoe “Kitchen Table Talks” on thepulsenetwork.com for sending him a very small token of appreciation that compared to what he did is nothing. (please see the video below and find how @chrisbrogan makes the new Cuba Libre):
I am very grateful to have read Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust where I started understanding @chrisbrogan’s work and started reading his blog periodically. I have learned so much from him. He is consistent in showing gratitude and helping out but never stops surprising me on how much of a great human being he really is.
So following @chrisbrogan’s example of gratitude I am making a request for you on Christmas Eve; Donate to your community in some way and be grateful about all the great things you have in life.
If you can’t make a big donation feel free to make a smaller one like skipping a bottle of wine while you celebrate and donating it to the great organization like @skip1 (http://www.skip1.org/) which now allows Puerto Rico residents like me to donate. If you go by a homeless person or person in need make sure to find a way to make at least their Christmas Eve a lot better.
How else can you improve someones situation by being grateful?