Thank You Notes

Remember when everyone used to send thank you notes whenever a gift was given? When I was growing up, my mom made me write thank you notes to my grandparents, aunts and uncles for birthday and Christmas presents.  Why have those days seemingly disappeared? Nowadays, people send impersonal emails if at all. I have even experienced this lack of etiquette when it comes to weddings and showers. What has the world come to if we disregard simple manors.

There is a distinct pleasure from actually writing a personal Thank You note. It lets people know their efforts are appreciated. It shows gratitude and love. This time honored tradition is one of those fundamental values children today are growing up knowing nothing about. It makes me sad because they are missing out on a host of written communication and penmanship skills that are vital in life. Additionally, kids today are not learning the practice of giving thanks for all the blessings they have. This goes beyond presents or celebrations. Thank you notes convey a real appreciation for life and honor everyone who makes it better.

I am so grateful Late Night’s TV host Jimmy Fallen has brought this practice to light in his Friday, “Thank You Note” segment where he actually writes these notes in front of the audience every week. Of course he finds funny things to be thankful for and is sometimes sarcastic, but he is bringing back an old custom into the forefront once again. I just love it!

So today, write a heartfelt thank you note to someone you love, a friend or teacher letting them know how much you appreciate them in your life. This is a wonderful little boost we all need to lift our spirits sometimes and feels good for both the giver and the receiver. Try it today and notice what happens!

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