Confession: I’m not the greatest at sending thank you notes.
Granted, I will call, Facebook or email my sentiments of gratitude to the person. But hand-written notes are not my strength.
I believe it may have something to do with overanalyzing what I should or shouldn’t be saying to the person. Does this note encompass the full gratitude and compassion I have towards that person? In my deliberation, I end up holding on to the note or sentiments without releasing it to the person for whom I am grateful.
So, this week, I’ve decided to make hand-written notes, mostly thank you cards, a priority in my spiritual life. In the time I write the note, my love and energy pours into the paper which will be received by those for whom I am grateful. I will stop obsessing over all of the thank you notes I’ve neglected to send in the past and just thank the person for more recent actions and gifts. This means I am required to accept grace for what I haven’t completed in the past and live life as fully as I can now.
To all of you reading this, thank you for spending your time reading my blog. I am grateful for the energy you have spent here.
Dennis Ureche said:
I believe the act of sending thank-yous is dying. We gave several graduation gifts this past year (high school and college) and only received 2 thank-you notes. I am glad that you are making an effort to send them.