Wednesday, October 12, 2011

{Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it}

Gratitude is a virtue that everyone should cultivate, yet gratitude means nothing if you haven't mastered the art of expressing it. Are you more of a verbal/email thank you-er, or are you like me and think that hand-written notes are the best?
jess LC stationery
Maybe the question should be - when do you think it's appropriate to write a thank you note?
my 2 cents
- When you receive a gift
- When someone performs an act of service for you
- When someone goes above and beyond what is asked of them, whether at work or in friendship
- After a job interview
- When someone has you over for dinner
- Anytime someone does something that warms your heart
- There's never a wrong time to write one

Ground rules:
- Write the note as soon as possible (within 2 weeks of attending the event or receiving the gift)
- Send it via snail mail - while emails are certainly convenient, sending a thank you note through the mail shows effort
- Use real stationary. In addition to the new Jess LC collection above ($3 for a single card, $14 for a pack of six) - click here, here, here, and here for a few of my faves.

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”
William Arthur Ward

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