Saturday, October 3, 2015

Thank You Notes


Thank you to Ruth Ayres for the opportunity to focus on celebrations every week! Please join us!


Today I celebrate mail...specifically thank you notes. For the past few weeks, I've been trying to send out some mail each week. Real mail. Cards. Sometimes the card is to help someone smile and sometimes it's saying thank you. I started sharing notes and cards with colleagues at work too. I try to drop a note or card in a mailbox or on someone's desk, especially when they aren't expecting it. 

The world feels big and sad and overwhelming lately. I can't fix it, but I can do this. Show those you love how you feel. Tell people thank you! You will be surprised at how meaningful it is! 

I love taking the time to pick out the right card for the right person! Jotting a note to them makes it personal and special. It brings me joy to do all of this and I hope it brings them some joy too. I have all of my mailing supplies organized and ready to go at a moment's notice. 

I noticed that those little celebrations of people are happening all over! Yesterday I noticed this picture on Instagram...


I love this! Friday Notes!!! Inspired by the great Jimmy Fallon's Thank You Notes...


I celebrate the opportunity to make someone smile with mail. This week I received a few surpises...some in the mail and some via email. Thank you, Holly

Take the time to say thank you! Celebrate the impact that others have on you. It means a lot. If I have your address, keep an eye out...you never know when a card will be coming your way! 

11 comments:

  1. How lovely and inspiring! How thoughtful to send evidence of appreciation. The right card, person and words to let the person know how special she/he is brings joy to me just thinking about it! I can do that, too!!

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  2. I really love this idea. I love the thought of words making a difference somewhere.
    And I love that you have pens in your box ready to go ;)

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  3. I send notes when I can, too, Michelle, love that you do it. A handwritten note is very special. Spreading joy is a 'best thing'!

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  4. Thanks for this reminder. I have a stack of cards and was sending them out once in a while, but have gotten out of the habit. *runs to stack*

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  5. I'm not surprised you send handwritten beautiful cards. It is a small but big thing. What a perfect thing to celebrate.

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  6. I agree with Julieanne - I am not surprised! You are one of the kindness people I know...well virtually know! :)

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  7. Ohhhhh! How sweet and thoughtful of you to be sending notes! Receiving a note warms hearts instantly!

    SIde note: We love Jimmy Fallon at our house!

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  8. I love this idea for colleagues! I hadn't ever considered doing that and it's a brilliant, beautiful idea.

    I send postcards to my students when they do something fantastic. I figure everyone likes to get mail and chances are good their parents will see the postcard too.

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  9. What a wonderful reminder that everyone enjoys getting thank you and especially one that is handwritten and comes in the mail.

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  10. Nothing brings a smile to my face more than a handwritten note. I keep them all in a "feel-good" file and for those days when I might be feeling a little blue they serve as a great pick-me-up. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I love "real mail" in the mailbox. I'm sure that your notes are creating lots of smiles. How fun that your box is so organized with all the supplies readily available. Makes it easy to put those good intentions to work with no distractions.

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