You may be on a journey to add more gratitude into your life. I have a question for you. Are you sharing your gratitude with others?
I challenge you to think about who you are grateful for and needs to hear from you. Then write that person a thank-you note. People love to be recognized!
Below are three ways to identify people who could write a thank-you note to.
#1 Check your gratitude Journal
Who’s listed in your gratitude journal that would appreciate knowing how thankful you are for them? If you are listing things or people you are grateful for each day, there’s a good chance that a person shows up on your list sometimes. Go through recent entries and pick out a few people to thank.
#2 Daily or Weekly Interactions
Who do you interact with often? This could be family members, friends, co-workers or people from your church. Is there someone that is always there for you? Or someone that is super helpful at your job? Pay attention to the details of your life, and you will quickly know someone that would appreciate being thanked.
Have you received any gifts lately? Perhaps for your birthday or a holiday. Even if you thanked the person for the gift in person, it’s still okay to send the person a thank-you note card. Some people will appreciate the extra effort of writing a note.
Writing the thank-you note
Thank you note writing is an excellent way to express your gratitude to another person.
Handwriting the thank-you note is considered by some to be more personal, but there are other ways to say thank-you. You can check out my list of 8 ways to send a quick thank you. Most people will recognize the extra time it took to write by hand. The note can then be mailed, or hand delivered. The person may even keep it and display it.
When writing the note, be specific about why you are thanking them. “Thanks for all you do” is generic. You can do better than that! Let them know precisely why you are thanking them. This will make the note the best it can be.
About the Author
Heidi Bender, author of A Modern Guide to Writing Thank-You Notes, helps people with thank-you note wording. On her website, Tons of Thanks, she provides thank-you note wording for many situations, such as thank your boss for a raise, wedding gifts, and job interviews.