Martin Luther King Jr. said it right! There really is great value in taking the roles that God has given us, finding joy in them, and putting our whole hearts into doing them well.

You know there are all those people in our lives, who go about their day to day business, doing their jobs with integrity and a smile on their faces, and we donít always stop to thank them. People like the mailman, the grocery clerk, a waiter or waitress, or a bank teller. Itís all of these people who really do make our world go round!

This year, in 2014, we are making it a point to go out of our way to thank these people. To let them know that we appreciate their work and that the world really wouldnít be the same without them. Each month we are going to choose one person who makes our world go round, and write them a little note of thanks, and maybe slip in a gift of appreciation as well. Last year was the year of pies, and this year is the year of thanks! You can follow along with us right here on the blog, and read the stories about who we are thanking.

We would LOVE it if you would join us and participate in this project! Each month we will have a printable card that you can download and use to thank someone in your life that makes your world go round. If you are participating, let us know! You can send photos and stories about your participation in the project to, and we may feature your story on our social media (with your permission, of course!) Also, tag your Instagram photos, tweets and Facebook updates with #worldgoroundproject so we can follow you!

We will be kicking off our project with thanking our mailman, so look for our blog post about that really soon! And, start thinking about all the people around you who make your world go round!

:: Carrie ::