Monday, November 16, 2009

Put It In Writing

Your "thank you", that is.

I am horrible at sending "thank you" cards. Do you want to know a horrible secret I've carried around the last 6 1/2 years?

Of course you do. Everyone always wants to know secrets.

But I'm warning you, this one is awful.

We never sent out "thank you's" after our wedding.

It's true. And terrible. And I've felt awful about it all along.

But I'm really bad about writing cards and mailing them. Shoot, I can't even keep up with my email.

So, I probably need this week's challenge more than anyone else. The challenge is to send out at least one "Thank you" card. For some reason, when you write it down, it's so much more meaningful.

I have a special folder where I keep special things. And I'm pretty sure just about every thank you card I've ever received is in there. I was in charge of the youth girls at our church back in New England for a little while. I stopped when I had Little M and a few of the girls sent me "thank you" notes in the mail. I was so touched, I cried. It just made all of the stress and frustrations totally worth it.

And there's someone from where we used to live that I really owe a "thank you" to. I've been meaning to send it since we moved here. And that's why I'm making that this week's challenge. Because if I tell all of you to do it, I have to do it.

And I'm so excited. Because saying, "thanks" always makes you feel great too!

Anyway, the phone just rang and woke up Sweet P which means I have to go. But go forth and send out "thank you's". Maybe if you all do that it will somehow make things better for me not sending those "thank you's" when it really mattered. Maybe... right?


Melissa said...

I'm really good at writing thank you cards. However...
I have the hardest time delivering them. I'm fine with the ones I mail. And I am fine with the ones for people I see every day, but the ones for people I only see periodically, but don't live far enough away to mail. Well. You may never get it.

Nikki said...

When my hubby and I got married, we lost our present list and it caused a lot of issues. I ended up sending thank you cards to people who didn't give us gifts and I had some people ask me if I received their present. They weren't sure since they didn't receive a thank you note.

Anyway, I love that this is a secret of yours - you're too cute. I think I will take your advice and send someone a random thank you - you never know it may just make their day.

Christy said...

Great idea! Thanks for the challenge.