Recognize Kindness: News from the Tango Yankee Project

Action for the common good and an attitude of gratitude: is there really a downside to either?

The Tango Yankee Project believes in both. To that end, it has not only updated its message to include people outside the veteran community, but it has now made PVC morale patches available.

Tango Yankee is radio terminology for thank you. The Tango Yankee Chip is simply a device to help people show gratitude and to inspire goodness in people.

Tango Yanke Project morale patches
Tango Yankee Project chips

Walk around with a couple of them in your pocket or pack. Watch for someone behaving in a way that deserves to be given one. Behave in a way that’s equally deserving. It’s magical.

What’s a Tango Yankee chip? Imagine a challenge coin and a thank-you card had a baby. Use it to acknowledge someone doing the right thing, having  a good attitude, or just doing things to be a good human. It’ll make their day…might help make the world a better place.

Tango Yankee Project Chips - recognize kindness - attitude of gratitude
Tango Yankee Project chips

“All you need are these: certainty of judgment in the present moment; action for the common good in the present moment; and an attitude of gratitude in the present moment for anything that comes your way.” Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 9.6

Tango Yankee patch

A lot of people in this world are assholes. Recognize the ones who aren’t. Help us put smiles on faces and pay it forward.


About the Movement

Here’s a note from founder Daniel Shaw, explaining the inspiration behind the movement.

“I’m a retired US Marine Infantryman who is still making the transition to the civilian world. I’ve had my share of struggles along the way. The Tango Yankee Chip began because of a hard working every day citizen did something for me that I thought was extraordinary, but he thought nothing of it. He simply said that he could never repay me for the sacrifices that I have made. That statement hit me very hard and made me realize that people are paying attention, but don’t always know how to say thanks. I want Tango Yankee to change lives by being handed around by a handshake and a statement of thanks. Please help me change lives with this movement by purchasing some chips to give to those who have impacted your life by doing something significant or minute. It could be the young man who holds the door for you, or the gentleman who pays for your groceries at the supermarket. No act of kindness is too small. Don’t just say thanks, give thanks and in the process, help change the life of a veteran in need.”

Piglet - attitude of gratitude

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