Thank you notes: why bother?
Should you write that thank you note?
If you've ever questioned whether or not it matters if you write thank you notes, this book holds the answer.
Author John Kralik tells the true story of how recognizing and being thankful for all that he had (rather than focusing on what he lacked), changed his life. It's an inspiring story of gratitude and personal change.
The book is particularly relevant this time of year; Kralik started writing his 365 thank you notes after a dismal start to the new year and follows through with how it changed his life.
There's so much goodwill to be shared and so much to be gained in expressing our gratitude on paper.
You don't have to write 365 notes, but it might be worthwhile to give it a go and write a few.
See how it makes you feel.
I know I've got some notes to write. Who will you write to?
1/6/2020 08:57:03 am
Maybe I’m weird, but I’ve always loved writing Thank You notes. Even as a child, I loved doing it. And as a mom, I made my kids do it. My daughter is 29 years old and she recently wrote a Thank You (without my nagging) to an elderly friend who sent her a check for her birthday. (The friend told me that she received the Thank You from my daughter.) But I have to admit that I don’t think she writes Thank Yous to her contemporaries, only to people of older generations.
I like writing thank you notes. Though I remember writing a few when I was younger, it was my friend Helene, who was 30 years older than me when we met wrote, who taught me how much they can mean. She wrote a note to me every time we went to lunch or exchanged gifts. She was the one who taught me not only how to write a thank you note (by reading the ones she sent), but how good it feels to get them. It would be interesting to know if your daughter if she writes thank yous to her friends.
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