Give The Present of Expressing Your Gratitude

blue gift with ribbonFeeling gratitude and not expressing it, is like wrapping a present and not giving it. William Arthur Ward

We have no idea the power we have when it comes to taking the time to express gratitude for a job or a service well done.

After several positive experiences with a waiter at a local restaurant, I asked for the restaurant General Manager’s card. I wrote the manager a note, telling him of the fabulous service I received from this waiter on numerous occasions. I let him know that he should be proud that a person of this caliber would choose to work at his restaurant. I mailed the letter and pretty much forgot about it.

The next time I was at the restaurant, that waiter greeted me with a big hug and handed me a poem he had written. The poem ended with the verse, “It’s amazing how one person’s sunshine can incredibly change another’s life. And it makes me proud to say, you’re a friend of mine.” A thank you note is truly the gift that keeps giving. It creates a beautiful circle of gratitude.

Is there someone you can thank today? Make it tangible – a note, card or small gift of your appreciation. When you tell someone you appreciate them, you create a memory. When you write it down, it becomes a treasure. Give someone you appreciate a treasure today.

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Have your own “card or note stash”so you can send it right away. Or use an on-line service, like SendOutCards, and have the card sent through the mail for you. Just do it – you’ll make a difference today.

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