Friday, June 19, 2015
Thank You For Your Kind Words
Do you write thank you notes? I do. This digital thank you note is to each of you who have written a comment on my last blog post. I am grateful to you, the readers. I appreciate that you read my posts and take the time to write a comment. Blogging can be lonely. However your comments make it all worthwhile. You are sincere and generous in what you write. Thank you.
Some insights regarding thank you notes:
These notes used to be called bread and butter notes as they were written for dinners recently attended.
Princess Diana reportedly prepared the envelope of her thank you note with stamp and address before leaving her home for the event she was attending. She would return to her desk once home to write her thank you. That is what I try to do as well. It is a great habit to follow.
Nothing in the world beats finding a handwritten thank you note in your stack of unwanted mail.
Young people are not writing thank you notes for the most part.
Once a long time ago, a friend and I pledged to write handwritten thank you notes to friends and family one for each day in the month. This task sounded so easy until we actually did it. Those last days of the month were the hardest. I wrote my favorite authors and called the project complete.
As a kid, I was assigned the thank you task the days after Christmas and my birthday. My first thank you notes were drawings and coloring. There were times that I just plain did not want to do any silly thank you notes. My mother asked if I liked unwrapping the gift. Yes, I said. Then she told me to put the same joy into writing the thank you.
Again, thank you for your kind words. I appreciate always hearing from you.