A Smiley Lady’s Blog: Thank Yous

I heard a man interviewed about writing thank you cards (http://www.365thankyounotes.com/). The idea made me smile from ear to ear.  His idea had nothing to do with the obligatory thank yous one is supposed to write, but rarely does, after receiving a gift. His lesson was to write thank yous to the people in your life for the things they do that bring you happiness.

For years I’ve done something very much like this. My version of writing the thank you note is to bake chocolate chip cookies. I’ve delivered cookies to the frame shop for cutting full sheets of mat board into the size I needed and to the key shop that took the time to track down a blank to duplicate a very old key and the guy at the Quik Stop who helped me when my radiator blew, etc. There’s nothing quite so fun as showing up the next day with a plate of yummy thanks.

But thank you cards can be passed out on a much larger scale. I was quick to start forming my list: the smiley guy at the drive thru coffee place, the cashier at grocery store who without fail tells me about a Spontaneous Smiley she’s found since the last time I stood in her line, the janitor for my classroom, the giggly woman I sit next to at Board (bored) Meetings, the volunteers at the White Elephant sale, and on and on.

I’m adding thank you notes to my New Year’s Resolutions (that and no more eye rubbing). I look forward to handing them and mailing them to people who’d never have imagined getting acknowledged. Showing gratitude not only makes them happy, it will make me happy. I know that showing appreciation makes you appreciate even more!

Smile. Be Happy.



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10 comments for “A Smiley Lady’s Blog: Thank Yous

  1. December 16, 2015 at 7:06 pm

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  2. March 24, 2016 at 7:00 am

    Wham bam thank you, ma’am, my questions are answered!

  3. April 28, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Networking saysAlternative energy articles like the name suggests are articles that discuss the impact of alternative (non-traditional) energy sources in todays world. Alternative energy sources include solar energy, wind energy, geothermal energy, hydropower, nuclear power, tidal and wave power and biofuels. On the other hand traditional energy sources are coal, oil and natural gas which are usually referred to as fossil fuels.

  4. April 30, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    Meryl didn’t even know what Goatse was. Hopefully she found out the hard way, and Hempel too. Whereas a more intelligent person would have used Wikipedia as a safer option.

  5. May 12, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Cho e hỏi! e mới học xong lớp 10, chưa tốt nghiệp thpt, e vừa hoàn thành nghĩa cụ quân sự,e co thể đăng ký học nghề ở trường được không ? trường có tổ chức lớp, khóa nào cho đối tượng như e không. e xin cám ơn

  6. May 15, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    C’est donc dans ce chapitre « littérature orale » que vous parlez des (seuls) écrivains qu’on trouve dans toutes les librairies de Bretagne ! Notez que j’ai acheté à Morlaix le mystère de sainte Tryphine et du roi Arthur, jadis édité par Luzel d’après des manuscrits trouvés dans des fermes, et que, par conséquent, on peut dire que Luzel a aussi édité de la littérature écrite bretonne !

  7. June 4, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Leonida14 scrive:bene, mi fa piacere. faccio già fatica a scrivere per me, figurati se dovessi scrivere anche per altri. e poi a che pro? per farmi i complimenti da solo?

  8. June 5, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    That’s a mold-breaker. Great thinking!

  9. July 8, 2016 at 10:04 am

    That’s going to make things a lot easier from here on out.

  10. August 24, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    Vix, you are the undisputed queen of the jumpsuit! Soooo sexy, soooo you!Love the colour and print of the maxi skirt too.Helga done good!Boo to having to redo roots, what a pain, but have a fab day with Liz tomorrow. You'll get your packing done, you are a model of efficiency in the packing department! xxxxxx

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