How often do you receive a thank you note by mail? It’s rare these days when it’s so easy to shoot off an email …and yes, we’re being responsible and green. But I’ve been taught the importance of a proper thank you. My mother-in-law has always written heartfelt notes even when there is no special occasion other than to say thanks for a funny moment or a piece of artwork that one of the kids have brought over to her during a visit.
To me, a hand-written note means that someone has spent that extra effort. It’s maybe a little “old school” but this morning I felt extra gratitude for the people that I’ve come across in life.
I encourage my kids to write them as well. The little one just had a birthday party and as soon as we got home he took a pad of paper and pencil. I watched him open up his gifts one-by-one. He wrote down who gave him what. When I asked him what he was doing he responded, “I’m going to do thank you cards.”
And I love receiving them as well. A few hand-written ones have come through lately from business meetings and events that I’ve attended. One hand delivered over this past weekend.
I was checking into my Facebook status this morning and there seems to be a common thread in a few updates by my friends.
Is there something with the stars and moon? There is much happiness in the air.
This morning I felt compelled to write a few thank you notes.
And I look forward to Jimmy Fallon’s end of week “Thank You Notes.”
Do you still write thank you notes?