Sunday, February 14, 2021

Writing old-fashioned thank-you notes....

 Feb. 13, 2021

I think I just finished up getting my thank-you notes for Christmas finally done.  

I've been thinking about this blog for awhile and will try to get my thoughts about thank you notes down here.  

GRATEFUL means warmly or deeply appreciative of kindness or benefits received; thankful

1.  Writing notes is a bit old fashioned but it is a great way to show your appreciation and gratefulness for a gift or kindness you may have received.  It takes some effort and usually a stamp but it really shows you have made an effort to say "thank you". It is very meaningful to the one receiving the thank-you note. In my opinion a written thank-you note is very sincere and carries more weight than a short text or phone call but something in terms of a thank-you is better than nothing:)

2.  Writing the notes is also a benefit to the one doing the writing.  This is because it keep your mind looking for things you need to be grateful for. It keeps you in a happier and healthy state of mind. I recently read that people who wrote down what they were grateful for significantly increased their sense of happiness. So thanking others for kindnesses shown to you actually blesses you!!

3.  For you YOUNG MOMMAS out there:  Encourage your kiddos to write thank you notes!  It teaches them manners, appreciation for their gifts, how to show courteousy and gratefulness, and it is another chance for them to practice their writing skills. It also causes them to go back and remember what their gifts were and who it was that sacrificed to give them their gift.  Our young students don't get to actually write enough and this is a practical and applicable way to practice their writing skills.

Oh no, I just remembered a few I forgot to write!!! Back to the drawing board! 

Blessings to you all!!

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