I Am Thankful, run by a fellow Ashevillian, is a blog dedicated to the practice of gratitude. In this time of economic strife, it's sometimes helps to be grateful for what we have—family, friends, the beauty and splendor of Asheville—and not what we've lost (namely retirement money and lots of it).
I Am Thankful created an art postcard project—for groups, classrooms, organizations, etc.—which encourages folks to show their thanks.
According to the instructions on the site, "Use a simple post card (it can even be one that already has a picture on it), paint it, collage, write, express creatively what you are thankful for. Put all your love into it and take a quiet minute to give thanks, feel how much you appreciate what you are describing. Your creation will be displayed on the web to send a ripple of gratitude through the universe to inspire others."
If you decide to participate, tell them the ephemera blog sent you.
Photograph from I Am Thankful Web site.