Thank you. Two ordinary, easy words that we often forget to say, let alone write.
The simple thank you note has been forgotten, saved for weddings and showers. Something happened over the last couple decades that this customary etiquette has gone to the wayside. Email, Facebook, Twitter. Has modern communication replaced the hand written note? No, it hasn’t and nor should it. Whenever you receive a gift or an act of kindness it is considered good manners to send a thank you note.
Etiquette aside, wouldn’t you want to let someone know their efforts were appreciated, noticed and enjoyed. What a wonderful way to show your gratitude. It doesn’t even need to be fancy or flowery, just a genuine, handwritten, thank you. And who doesn’t like getting correspondence in the mail instead of bills and advertisements? What an easy way to brighten someone’s day.
So let’s end 2010 on the right foot and start 2011 with a new habit, showing our appreciation and sending a thank you note.
Happy New Year,