We give away a lot of stuff all year long. It's our thing.

Well, that and great music. But when we get to this time of year, giving away Christmas trees just feels more...special.

In the past, we've done contests where people write in reasons why they deserve the Christmas tree. It always ends up going to a 'whose life is rougher', pity party kind of contest, and that space doesn't do any of us any good. Check out a snippet of what this article from Deepak Chopra on Oprah's website says:

The answer to feeling poor inside is to gather some riches. I don't know about your past, but somehow you maintain a childlike wish to be dependent, and this is keeping you bereft. It is also denying you a world of inner riches. A person who is rich inside feels as if she is enough. She is strong enough and good enough. She can trust her instincts and feel secure in her choices. She takes responsibility for every victory, as well as for any failures along the way.

Read more: http://www.oprah.com/spirit/How-to-Stop-Feeling-Self-Pity-Ask-Deepak#ixzz2nHM7oo40

So, instead, we are going to do a gratitude based giveaway. Follow the instructions below to win one of the beautiful Christmas trees from Bath Garden Center and Nursery.

1) Think of all the biggest reasons why your life is so great.

2) Write down the reasons why you are so grateful. Keep it to 400 words or less.

3) Enter said reasons in our Gratitude Giveaway

4) Listen to Paul and Susan each weekday between Dec. 16 and 20 at 8:35am to see if your reasons were read on the air. If so, you win the Christmas tree!


  • Certificate valid for one 6-7' Noble Fir Christmas tree from Bath Garden Center and Nursery, valued between $59.99-$69.99
  • Non – Transferrable, not valid for any other items, nor any cash or other prizes
  • Expires on Dec. 24, 2013 at approximately 2pm, or when Bath Garden Center closes on Dec. 24, 2013 (it’s Christmas, so they could close earlier or later! Give them a call if you are wondering if they are open! 484 5022)
  • 2000 E. Prospect Road, Fort Collins CO, 80525   |   970-484-5022   |   bgc@bathgardencenter.com
  • Merry Christmas!

Great things come from empowerment, not from lack or scarcity, so we aren't going to do that anymore.

The question is simple: For what are you grateful?

Please include the following information in your submission

  • Full name
  • Email Address
  • Mailing Address
  • Phone Number
  • Date of Birth

Email it to paul@tri1025.com