Our words matter: what we say, how we say it, to whom we say them.
My parents taught us gratitude for the things we were given. One way this was taught was at Christmas; when we received gifts and spent Boxing Day writing “Thank You” cards to our relatives for what they’d given us. I didn’t come to appreciate this practise until much later.
I’ve recently started writing letters to people again. It’s something I’ve always liked to do, but I’ve neglected the practise over the past few months.
Writing letters isn’t for everyone and there are other creative ways to say “Thank You”, but for me, I find it helpful to handwrite things. It gives me the time and space to think clearer.
But sometimes, a simple “Thank You” note is enough.
Can you write to someone this week and thank them for something they’ve done for you?