Throughout Project GratOtude, we will have different contests to inspire you throughout.  Keep checking back to see what new contests are posted.

Challenge 1: Join Project GratOtude

Contest: Be the first to join from your state.

Enter your name and state in the comments box below.  If you are the first one to join from your state, we will contact you and send you a copy of Janae Bower’s book – either The Little Girl Who Found IT or  The Little Boy Who Found IT.  You can then give one of these books to someone you are grateful for.

Little IT Series Book Set

WINNERS to date:

  • MINNESOTA – Monica Skoogman
  • WISCONSIN – Susan Caselton
  • CALIFORNIA – Jocelyn Alexander
  • NEW JERSEY – Paul Taubman
  • NORTH CAROLINA – Pam Gibson
  • BSC MEXICO – Morghan Mehling
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE – Mary Heafy
  • ILLINOIS – Sue Asher
  • FLORIDA – Sheilah Lynn
  • TEXAS – Dr. Diane Fitch

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Monica Skoogman September 13, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Monica Skoogman, Chaska, MN


admin September 14, 2010 at 1:24 am

CONGRATULATIONS MONICA!! YOU ARE THE FIRST ONE IN THE COMMUNITY FROM MINNESOTA. You are also the first one to enter the contest overall – thank you. Since I know that you have one of my books, this will be a great opportunity to show your gratitude with someone by giving IT away to someone you are grateful for.


Monica Skoogman September 15, 2010 at 7:41 pm

Thank you… Lucky me, to get and to be afforded to give my very first day…


susan casleton September 14, 2010 at 2:51 pm

Looking forward to becoming even more grateful in my life.
Howard, WI


admin September 14, 2010 at 5:03 pm

Hi Susan,

Thanks for saying YES! to gratitude and wanting to become even more grateful in your life. Yes, it is something that I don't believe none of us can get enough of!

CONGRATULATIONS SUSAN!! YOU ARE THE FIRST ONE IN THE COMMUNITY FROM WISCONSIN. we'll follow up with you regarding sending one of your way. Think about who you want to give IT too!!


pa ga September 28, 2010 at 6:30 pm

“If this is the worst thing that happens to me today, it is still a good day.” Pam Gibson, North Carolina


admin October 5, 2010 at 4:06 am


We are glad you joined and are the first from North Carolina! Congrats!



Morghan Mehling September 29, 2010 at 5:35 pm

I believe I am the first to join from the state of BCS in Mexico
PS I am sending this web site to others and to be part of the ‘ripple effect’


admin October 5, 2010 at 3:27 am

We are so glad that you've joined Morghan from Mexico! We appreciate you creating a ripple effect by sharing the site with others. It will be fun to see who joins and is touched just from your ripple effect!


Sheilah October 27, 2010 at 9:09 pm

Sheilah Lynn, Jacksonville,FL
I am excited about this community. It reminds me everyday the I can make a difference in many ways.


findingit November 1, 2010 at 9:20 pm

Hi Sheilah,

Thanks so much for joining us from sunny Florida! We appreciate your willingness to join us in making a difference every day! You are also our contest winner from Florida! Congratulations.



Dr. Diane Fitch December 9, 2010 at 5:13 pm

Hi Janae,

I joined a few weeks ago…Am I the first one to join from Texas? I want to get copies of the books for my grandchildren and their parents…I would be glad to purchase them and/or pay postage…I am a very grateful & joyful person…I’m hoping to pass that on to my loved ones…

Blessings, Dr. Di


admin December 10, 2010 at 10:25 pm

Hi Dr. Diane,

Yes, you are the first one to join from Texas, or at least the first one to let us know so we can reward you for that! For being the first one to join you’ll get a complimentary Little Girl or Little Boy book from me. We’ll follow up with you about purchasing other books, thank you! I love how you want to pass on your joy and gratitude with your loved ones. I suggest that you listen to Annie Zirkel’s interview on instilling gratitude with our children. The free book hasn’t been claimed yet, and this would be a good one to share with your family too. Go to Challenge 3 and select – Thanking Family and Friends. You’ll see Annie’s interview. Listen to that and answer the question by commenting below and you’ll enjoy another book as well!

Blessings to you!


Tammy Curmano December 27, 2010 at 7:24 pm

I joined about a month ago and look forward to this movement becoming a huge part of my life. I volunteer a lot and look forward to learning new ways to help those in need! After a life changing life experience of a brain aneurysm, my goals in life have changed and will never go back!!! I am a miracle and appreciate every day that I am here.


admin December 29, 2010 at 4:15 pm

Hi Tammy,

Thank YOU for joining our movement. It sounds like YOU are a wonderful example of living gratitude on a daily basis! We could all benefit from your viewpoint of life. Would you be willing to share more of your story with the community?

Here’s to the miracles in our lives!


les fried December 30, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Hi Janae,
Am I the first person to join from Israel?
Wishing you and yours a wonderful new year,


admin January 4, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Hi Les,

Yes, you are the first person to join us from Israel. How wonderful to have you as part of our community!! We would love to learn from you how you celebrate gratitude in your country. Thank you for taking the time to be with us.



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