I grew up being forced to write thank you notes anytime I received a gift. For the longest time, I didn’t really get the true value of why I was having to write them. Other than it seemed a torturous practice from my mother.
But I have continued to keep with this practice, even as I have grown into adult and parenthood. And now, I am starting to pass this tradition onto my own daughter. Her four-year-old birthday thank you notes mainly consisted of writing her name, but we are practicing all letters and writing words, so stay tuned for her fifth birthday thank you notes!
As I matured, I slowly realized just how much it means to say thank you. While I still think a handwritten card speaks more than any electronic or verbal communication (and who doesn’t like to get personalized mail), any form of thanks can be appreciated if it is sincere and from the heart.
So, I want to send a quick shout out to thank those of you who have shaped me along my way. Whether I have told you or not, I am forever indebted to my family, friends, coworkers, clients, and professional acquaintances. There have been sprinkles of your influence throughout my life and that will continue with this new career journey of mine. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your lessons, feedback, words of encouragement and support, and general caring.
I would love to hear from you about what’s going on in your life, and what you are thankful for.
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