Dr Linda Hamilton - I am the Director and Developer of www.thanknest.com, which is all about spreading thanks across the world. I started developing thanknest back in 2010 and one and a half years later, in February 2012, I went public with thanknest. I dedicated my first letter to Oprah and since then, have been sending thanks all around the world. I have also completed a PhD in Psychology and have used my knowledge to develop this positive, value-driven website.
www.thanknest.com - because giving thanks is one of the most important ways of letting someone know how much you appreciate them. It allows them to feel truly valued, and makes you feel good too.
Professor Sherry Turkle discussed the ways in which technology is making us feel more and more disconnected. People go on social networking sites to seek validation for what they believe, say, or do. But what we really want is to feel truly valued as a person. What if social networking allowed us to feel truly valued again?
The good news... it can. I developed www.thanknest.com to offer people a place where they could truly appreciate others. What I have found is that when people are appreciated with a sincere and specific thanks, they feel truly valued as a person and want to spend more real-life time with the person who is thanking them. They say "let's get together", "let's catch up", and "let's get coffee". When people spread their thanks on www.thanknest.com, this opens avenues for them to have more purposeful, meaningful, and trustful relationships with others because it allows them to feel truly valued again.
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