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October 12, 2010


This weekend, I covered our family chalkboard (which we like to call “The Real Twitter”, even with hashtags) with a list of things we’re thankful for, and with more than 140 characters, I still ran out of space. Another thing I’m thankful for, that I didn’t include, however, is that I’m not usually reticent about conveying my thanks to deserving parties either, but I’ve decided to start taking it one step further. Whenever I intend to send a grateful email in the next while, I’m going to write an actual thank you note instead and put it in the post. I’m a prolific thank-you note writer anyway, but usually in response to gifts or dinners, but how about, “Thank you for writing that story I read last night”, “Thank you for hosting us all in your magical apartment last Thursday evening”, “Thank you for your marvelous company on Friday afternoon”? An actual object in the world as testament to my gratitude, and I think I like that. So I think that this will be my plan, until we go bankrupt from too many postage stamps.

4 thoughts on “Thankful”

  1. m says:

    Love it! And I’m sure those on the receiving end will, too.

  2. Julia says:

    Yay! Long live thank you notes!

  3. carin says:

    Paper is a beautiful thing. (Also chalkboards!)

  4. Carrie says:

    Hey–I love writing thank you notes, too! (Though I haven’t for awhile; must replenish my stack of cards). So much better by hand than email. Postcards are more fun, too (to receive as well as to send). This is true even though my handwriting is atrocious and barey legible.

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