Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.
I have had a list of thank you notes to write for several weeks now. Today was the day to get them done and in the mail. I am pleased to say, mission accomplished.
Why was it important for me to hand write thank you notes? It’s simple. The time and the effort put into what was given to me was too important to acknowledge with an easy email.
A handwritten note takes planning and a greater investment of time. For me, it means I have to concentrate long enough to actually spell correctly and keep my writing legible. Those two things alone are not small tasks these days. There is a plus side of a handwritten note. As I go through all those now antiquated steps of actually mailing a letter, the feelings I have will be felt just as strongly by the person taking my note out of their mailbox. What was once the primary way we communicated with each other is now a rare occurrence.
If there is someone in your life you need or want to thank, sit down and write them a REAL thank you note. The joy you feel and the rebounding joy you receive just may surprise you.
Have a good weekend.