As we're knee-deep in the "season of giving" and receiving, I am declaring my resolution to be a better "thank-you noter".
I once read that you should send a thank-you note to anyone who has done something for you that took more than 15 minutes. Wow. I guess I'll need to stock up a bit on stamps and stationary.
I think a short, well-written note goes very far in creating respect for yourself. I totally applaud people who excel at being thankful!
My mom has a friend who is the best "tyn" (thank-you noter) that I've ever met. Literally, if you do something for her, the next day in your mailbox is a note waiting for you. She must mail out the notes the second she returns home from being in your presence! There are several people I already know who ascribe to the "Janice Raub School of Thank-You Noting" - my sister, my mom, my husband, and my father-in-law. My sister-in-laws also do a great job.
I guess what I'm trying to say is.....let's bring back the thank-you note! Let's work hard to teach our children this long-lost tradition and to thank all of the people who enrich our lives.
Well - I'm off to write a thank-you note to my aunt and the director of our church children's musical!