In the hustle and bustle of modern technology there is one art that is often forgotten, the art of thank you notes. There is something unique about receiving a hand written expression of gratitude that solidifies the act of saying thank you.
My wife has a box full of thank you notes. She pulls them out every once in a while when she needs cheering up. She has learned that their contents are genuinely honest. She is a master note writer and always tries to complement or express gratitude to others through her notes. Funny thing, while serving our LDS missions, both my wife and I wrote little thank you notes in the home of whoever shared their meal. It turned into a game and they always looked forward to and expected a note.
We got married and had a baby in the span of one year’s time. I didn’t think I could write another thank you note ever in my life but I find that those notes are my simple expression of gratitude in the truest form. I always try to make the extra effort to seal my gratitude with a written note.
On Friday we attended the 2nd birthday party of a friend. The very next day we received a thank you in the mail from the gift we sent with a little contribution from the birthday girl herself. I was so impressed by this gesture that I am determined to help my son learn the art of thank you notes.
We just finished the school musical and nothing said thank you more than a little note from one of our student directors. I mean everyone was saying thank you, but for some reason her thank you stuck. It was written in ink- never to be forgotten.
If you ever need a pick-me-up or something to brighten your day- try writing a thank you note. Happiness evertime.