Celebrate “Write a Thank-You Note Day”

March 20, 2013 — 2 Comments

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My husband and I spent the year before we were married in a long-distance relationship (he lived in Alabama while I attended college in Virginia).  During that year, we exchanged a lot of cards and letters.  Every now and then I read through the notes just for fun.  That’s easy to do because the notes sit in a floral basket next to my bed.  The basket also contains cards that my children made in their preschool and elementary years as well as other keepsakes from special people in my life.

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post encouraging leaders to speak their volunteer’s love language.  Since my love language is words of affirmation, I treasure notes (hand-written and electronic) containing encouragement and thanks.

Yesterday, I received an email from one of my favorite home and garden magazines.  They declared today Write a Thank-You Note Day”.  What a great idea, I thought.

Hand-written notes have almost become outdated in lieu of e-mail and text messages, but in my opinion, hand-written notes will never go out of style.

So, consider writing a thank-you note to someone you appreciate today.  Make it full of reasons why you appreciate them and how much they mean to you.

Don’t have a clue who you might bless with a hand-written note?  Here are some suggestions to get you started:

If you’re a KidMin leader:

  • Your spouse
  • Your children
  • Your pastor/supervisor
  • Someone who serves in your ministry
  • Someone behind the scenes but serves your ministry (i.e. your janitorial or church office staff)
  • Your mentor

If you’re a KidMin parent:

  • Your spouse
  • Your children
  • Your child’s principal/teacher/school administrator
  • Your child’s coach
  • Your children’s pastor/director

If you’re a KidMin volunteer:

  • Your spouse
  • Your children
  • Your ministry leader
  • Someone who serves alongside you in ministry
  • Parents of a child in your class

Challenge:  Go ahead – write a thank-you note today, but don’t let it stop there.  Take the time to regularly write thank-you notes to people you are thankful for.  You can write one a day, one a week, or one a month.  Just write it – your words and the thought behind it will bless you as well as the recipient.

Related Post:  Speak Your Volunteer’s Love Language

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2 responses to Celebrate “Write a Thank-You Note Day”

  1. 

    Love it and Happy Birthday!!

    Like

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