My Accountability Partner

I have an accountability partner that I've talked about here before. Every week, we talk at the same time, hold each other accountable for work goals, push and support each other when the going gets rough and celebrate each others' accomplishments. It's been an incredible partnership.

A few months ago, she and I decided to start gratitude texting after she learned about the concept at Campowerment. She texts in the morning, and I text before I go to sleep at night. We each pick one thing we're grateful for from our day and text it to the other person.

While this act may seem trivial, its results are not.

We have both found ourselves texting throughout our days and noticing more and more things in our lives for which to be grateful. As a result, we are both receiving more and more experiences in our lives to be grateful for because we bring in more of what we focus on. And while we can believe that we are truly grateful, there is something very powerful about telling another human being about your experience. Not in a public forum like Facebook but in an intimate relationship with one human. Knowing and feeling that gratitude in true partnership makes all the difference in the world. You are truly seen and your gratitude is confirmed and recognized by someone else.

So here's my challenge to you this month, a month already set up for gratitude. Find one person to gratitude text every single day. Work out your schedule and text them every single day one thing you are grateful for that day. Some days it may be that you got a second chance or that the sun rose while others may be the greatest gratitude of your life. Doesn't matter. Just begin and watch what happens to your life.

Don't have someone in your life that you feel you can create this partnership with right now? No problem. Email me your cell number with the subject line "I'm ready for a Gratitude Guru," and I will match you up with someone to be your Gratitude Guru. Have someone in your life, but you'd prefer a Gratitude Guru instead? Awesome. Just email me, and I'll connect you to begin this powerful life-changing ritual. Please send me an email including your cell number and the words "I'm ready for a Gratitude Guru" in the email title to

I am grateful for you and grateful to share a few minutes every Sunday together. Can't wait to hear how your gratitude texting goes for you.

Much love,

Erin Garay