Asheville, NC (PressExposure) September 11, 2008 -- This month artist and founder of ArtofLife.com, Damaris Pierce, releases IAmThankful.com, a web site created to engage people of all ages, ethnicities, backgrounds and beliefs in the daily practice of gratitude. Made to represent a wide variety of cultural ideas and personal feelings about gratitude, IAmThankful.com features free thank you e-cards, thank you gift ideas, an international postcard project, informative articles, gratitude quotes and a free interactive gratitude journal. Each section of the web site offers creative gratitude resources and stories of inspiration.
Free thank you cards come in a variety of online designs at IamThankful.com. The free gratitude journal allows site visitors to log on each day and express thankfulness and appreciation. Daily entries are saved in the online journaling system and can be publicly displayed or marked as private. Expert and guest articles address topics such as the body/mind/spirit connection, how to pay it forward, gratitude parenting, the universal law of attraction, healing a broken heart, simple abundance and more. Web site visitors are encouraged to contribute their own ideas and stories about gratitude and thankfulness.
When asked about the motivation behind IAmThankful.com owner Damaris Pierce responds, âI realized in my own life that it's easy to feel thankful when things go smoothly, but when faced with daily life, it is a challenge to feel grateful in the midst of debt, depression and complete overwhelm. The solution is practice!â âMost people go to the gym to become stronger, healthier and happier,â Pierce continues, âJust like a daily exercise routine, practicing gratitude is the workout for our soul. Repeated acknowledgment of our blessings enables us to avoid dwelling on the negative. Through the practice of gratitude you can condition yourself to look at the brighter side of life and over time your world simply becomes brighter.â
IAmThankful.com also features postcards from the I Am Thankful Worldwide Postcard Project launched in the fall of 2007. Pierce has collected hundreds of postcards for display throughout the IAmThankful.com web site. Web site visitors are invited to send in their own gratitude postcards. Postcard circles are also being suggested as one of many craft ideas for kids, families, schools, groups and organizations. For more information about the practice of gratitude, how to show others your appreciation and thank you gift ideas visit [http://www.IAmThankful.com].