Since I was born, a Thank You note has been written for every gift I have received. Before I could write, it was my mom who wrote them. As I got older, I wrote the simple kind:
Thank you for the blanket. It is so warm and I will love it forever.
For the past 10 or so years, these have developed into more thoughtful and intricate notes. I let Uncle David know what I plan on using the gift card for. Aunt Vickie knows that I love sparkles, especially in my favorite color! And these thank yous are as sincere as can be: no just grazing the surface here!
My mom INGRAINED into her kids the importance of a Thank You note. Sure, most of them probably end up in the trash after being read once (though I would appreciate them to be at least RECYCLED), but at least for that one read-through, your loved ones know you took the time to think of them and their thoughtful gift and thank them. And the thing is, this practice of Thank You note writing all of these years has led to a greater understanding and appreciation of people and LIFE! Gratitude is not an automated response, but one of the deepest feelings I have ever–and will ever–feel.
What are YOUR thoughts on gratitude? Does it heighten your happiness, your life?
I know I have said this before, and I will say and feel it again: Thank you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. For your support, your comments, your love. Without this close-knit community of happiness-seekers and journeymen, I wouldn’t have the motivation to keep doing what I do, in happiness. THANK YOU!
❤ The RoaminTwin