I believe in thank you notes.
After the holidays, I hear my mother’s voice in my head, reminding me to write my thank you notes. “It’s important to say thank you when someone does something nice for you.” It’s one of those things she instilled in me that I can’t shake- I feel horribly guilty until I drop my handwritten words of gratitude in the mail. And I think that’s a good thing.
This world needs more grateful people. I write for many reasons, and one of them is to be reminded daily of the good things in my life. No matter what comes my way, I have so much to be thankful for. Little things, big things- they are all important. Perspective is key in finding happiness in life.
I spent the morning doing blog maintenance: reviewing tags, adjusting my Life List progress, etc. In doing so, I realized I have 43 followers! 43 people like what I have to say enough to want to read it regularly! Hello, happy surprise. How did these people find me? Only a handful are friends or family (hi, Mom and Dad). One of my goals was to get 50 followers within 1001 days. I’m nearly there! Even though I started this blog for me, it somehow validates my words to know that they are being read.
So this is my thank you note to you. Thank you for reading my ramblings.
Stay tuned. I promise I’ll keep it interesting.
My dad also made it very clear to me that hand-written notes and birthday cards and such were the right way to go.
There’s something more meaningful about writing it by hand in this day and age! Manners are still important. Thanks for reading. 🙂
No, thank YOU Amber for reminding all of us just how much we have to be grateful for!!!
I agree perspective is key! My mom used to have me do thank you notes, and it is something I still continue to do. I think the art of snail mail, letter writing, and thank you notes is a lost art, but one I will continue – regardless of the cost of a stamp! Thank you for your post!
I think it’s great that it’s something all of our moms had us do! Thanks for reading.