We have talked about gratitude quite extensively at The Grateful Golfer. I believe it is the cornerstone to great golf, however golf is not the only thing being grateful enhances. I always try to improve my 3 foot space around me every day. I think it is important to leave a situation, place, or encounter in better condition than when I found it. This tall task is sometimes very difficult, but I believe it is a worthy cause to pursue whenever possible.
To this end, I do find it difficult to ask for help because I sometimes feel that I am imposing on others or being a bother. However, I have learned over the past 10 years or so, that it is important to ask for help when really needed. As many of you know, I asked for help just two days ago. I was astounded by what I received!
The Grateful Golfer site continues to grow and set new records (for this site) on a monthly basis. On the last day of July, the views for The Grateful Golfer were approaching 8000 for the month. With prompting from my wife, she suggested I ask my friends to help. So I put out a call for 174 more views to reach my new goal.
When I put out my request, I had hoped to make a new milestone with a couple of views to spare. Well, the response was amazing! I was overwhelmed by the generosity and positive comments by many of my regular followers and those visiting The Grateful Golfer for the first time!
I experienced a surge in viewership when friends shared my link on their Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, and Linkedin! I heard from people all over the world and some in my backyard. I was amazed at the amount of support I received and how quickly people responded.
As a result of my asking for help, I not only received 174 views, but an additional 116! My total for that day alone was 388 views. This exceeded my daily average by 120! My monthly total was 8116! That is pretty amazing to me and I am grateful for the kindness of others for helping me achieve another milestone.
The golfing community is not just about swinging a club. It is about sharing the journey and experiences by helping others. I experienced that positive reinforcement just two days ago and it has inspired me to redouble my efforts to help those who ask me for help.
Thank you everyone for the fantastic support and I hope to be able to pay it forward!
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!