Saturday, August 14, 2010

Thank You!

When was the last time you sent a personally written THANK YOU note or an email or wrote a comment on FACEBOOK or a BLOG geared to build and lift another? I CHALLENGE each of you to DO BOTH today and REPORT here in a comment when the task is done. I received this wonderful email from a fellow writing friend...needless to say, it made my day.

Hi Lin,
I so enjoy your writing-it is honest, heart-felt and well-crafted.
You inspire me. Rosemary

Then my son Jeff wrote me a little note and mailed it to me. He lives 250 miles away.
Dear Mom, Thanks for the funds for school, things have been difficult lately and I hope to find a job situation that is better for us soon. In the meantime this will help a lot. Thanks again for all you do. Love, Jeff

MY REPORT-daily I try to write comments online congratulating or noticing some events in my family or friends' lives. I am going to handwrite a little note to my 99 year old dancer friend to thank her for her written thank you notes. She doesn't have a computer and lives in a retirement condo. I'm writing a bio on her for a local magazine but haven't been able to get it published yet. Perhaps I'll just put it on my blog. It's your turn to report now.

4 comments:

Rambling Woods said...

I agree that things should always be discussed in a civil matter which is lacking in many areas of society..

gremhog susan.hatch@gmail.com said...

you are absolutely correct...too often we don't say thank you enough, or a job well done. lately around blogs within our family, we have talked about the frig magnet I used to have (still do but it's been replaced with a new one and it still hangs on the frig) that had 101 ways to Praise a Child. As I thought about it, I began to add a quote from that to each comment, email, letter I write during the day. And man! it feels fun and silly for me to write it but I hope it has the same effect on the receiver.

"you made the difference"

Millie said...

I am grateful for you to remind me pf the importance of saying thank you....because we often forget.

Linda Reeder said...

I give a lot more Thank you's that I get. I know the importance of them.