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Time For The New Year And Thank-Yous

Posted by infinitygoods on January 1, 2008

wfmwbluebanner.jpgResolve to write a short thank-you note to each person who gave you a gift.

The person who gave you a gift took the time to either make it by hand or to brave the nasty Christmas crowds and traffic. Neither rain, snow nor sleet prevented them from going out just for you. They wrapped the gift just for you, and they might even have had to wait in those long post office lines. They could have spent their time and money on plenty of other people, including themselves, but they chose to do something nice for you.

The least you can do is show them your appreciation by sending them a short note. It doesn’t have to be long, but it will make them happy, and even more so these days when so few people send thank-yous. So be one of the polite people.

And I’ll let you in on a little secret. Even if you don’t want to be polite, even if you don’t give a hoot about that kind person who thought so nicely about you, even if you are just one big selfish person, it will be in YOUR best interest to send them a thank-you note. Today, so few people send thank-yous that you’ll get noticed in a good way and people will give you EVEN MORE GIFTS.

If you need sample ideas for very short thank-yous, just click here.

Pay It Forward With A Letter will give you more details on the lost art of letter writing.

For a list of this week’s participants in Shannon’s Works For Me Wednesday, just visit Rocks In My Dryer.

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Pay It Forward With A Letter

Posted by infinitygoods on September 10, 2007

They claim the art of letter writing has been lost due to e-mails and instant messaging, and I suppose they claimed the same at the time when telephones and telegrams were a novelty. But I would argue that the advances of communications have elevated letter writing to a more important and higher art form.

Now instead of writing a letter just to relay information, we are writing to let the receiver know that we care. There might be no fresh news at all because that would be reserved for the 21st century methods. But more important than fresh news is letting someone know that we are thinking about them, that we care enough to take time out of our busy schedules to find special stationery or cards to send their way.

I know it makes my day when I open my own mailbox and find, amidst all the annoying bills and junk mail, a brightly colored envelope with pretty stickers and collectible stamps. I can tell who the letter is from, just by the creative style or the familiar stationery used.

It doesn’t take much to brighten someone’s day. Even a postcard will let them know that someone remembered them, that someone thinks they are special or that someone loves them. So, as I will be writing several letters this week to some dear friends and relatives, I urge you to do the same. Even if you see them on a regular basis they will be all the more pleasantly surprised to find a letter from you.

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