Hello and welcome to my Gratitude Project. I’m glad you’re here!
My name is Eli Trier (pronounced Elly Tree-er) and I have a lot to be grateful for.
But it hasn’t always been this way, and I would never have got this far if I hadn’t had so much guidance and comfort along the way.
Now the time has come to give something back
I have been lucky enough to be supported and inspired by some INCREDIBLE people throughout my life, but most of them aren’t even aware of the profound and life-changing affect they have had on me. Well, now I want to let them all know how awesome they are and say a huge ‘THANK YOU’ from the bottom of my heart.
So, every week in 2013 I will be drawing a picture and writing a letter to every single one of these legends and sending them a physical copy of it in the post. That’s right, snail mail – no instant gratification, no goddamn emails, no digital flick of the wrist; just a lovely parcel on their doorstep. I want each picture to tell the story of why and how they have impacted my life, whether that’s a quote or an image or whatever.
Some of these people are people I know personally, some of them I’ve never met; some are living, some are dead. They are writers, actors, bloggers, artists, friends, heroes, family, scientists, philosophers and musicians. But ALL of them have changed my life or my thinking in some way, and all of them have inspired me.
Anyway, I’ll post each picture on this blog with a bit of background on the who and the why each week. And if anyone decides to respond, I might put the response up too.
Please feel free to leave a comment, or say hello, or join in. I’d love to meet you.
And, to all of you who have touched my life; thank you. I couldn’t have done it without you.
P.S. – Since starting this project at the beginning of 2013, it has spawned an entire empire!! You can find out more about who I am and what I do on my main website.