Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tidbits From Loretta

Wishing you all a Blessed Day! 

  One of the greatest gifts of all doesn't come in a box with fancy wrapping. They are often the moments when someone...may even be a stranger...helped you , inspired you, surprised you, believe in you or went the mile for you. The greatest gift to that person from you is a simple "thank you"...it can mean the world to him or her. 
  The opportunity to say a heartfelt "thank you" can easily be forgotten today in this fast pace life, if we allow it. However, now's the time to pause and give thanks to those who have touched us in some way, even a small way!
  It is not too late to acknowledge the people for whom we are truly grateful. For example, a friend who hosted you at her home; a gracious party hostess; a welcoming neighbor, a teacher who's extra attentive to your child...even one of your teachers who touched your life in a way that helped you through life. Or, a person who touched your life and made it better. The list doesn't end here.
  Even if the "thank you" is long overdue, it will still mean so much to the person receiving it. The best way to do this is by sending a hand written "thank you".

  I still have a card that I received from a neighbor when we lived in Florida. We had fruit trees in our yard and we knew she liked oranges, limes and pink grapefruit. So, we would leave a basket on her step in the morning when we picked from the trees. Her beautifully written "thank you" note meant so much. I often read it to remind me of those day living in Florida. 
  Is there someone you have forgotten? Your heartfelt "thank you" will mean the world to them...put a smile on their face and in their heart today! 

The Best Of Everything To You


  1. We both seem to be thinking of hand written notes/letters, today! :-)

    Hope James is feeling better. When one of you is ailing, you both feel bad. It's just the way it is.

    Gentle hugs...

    "The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought,
    this in turn makes us think more deeply about life,
    which helps us regain our equilibrium."

    ~N. Platt

  2. So true. I still have a card from my 5th grade teacher. :-)

  3. Such a wonderful reminder. I have wanted to send thank you cards to people lately, but I am afraid they will somehow think that I am throwing in the towel and somehow this card is a 'goodbye' of sorts. Years ago I used to send random, inspirational cards to people I knew, anonymously. Thank you cards, and other hand written notes are so unique these days, that getting them are so special. I think I will send out the cards and preface them with, "This is just a card. It is not a goodbye."

  4. You are so right, Loretta. There's nothing like receiving a handwritten heart felt thank you note! In this day of emails, it's nice to get them still in handwriting in the mail!

    Hope you have a great rest of the week! :)

    Hugs and Blessings,

  5. I forgot to tell you that I have a an entire bulletin board inside my closet of notes from piano students that are special to me. I just might post that one day! Thanks for the reminder! :)


  6. Thanks for the reminder Loretta. Thank you cards are a wonderful gesture that is slowly leaving us like a lot of things that were once considered good ettiquette.Going over to the other site to see how James is doing. I am getting over a horrible cold that stayed forever. Hugs. LJ

  7. That is so very true Loretta. Thanks for the reminder. I'm going to check your other blog now.


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