I’ve been doing my best to stray away from do-good-ish posts or anything remotely close. I’m no saint myself . BUT I really wanted to have a teeny-tiny-itti-bitti post about showing gratitude. Saying Thanks. I’ve gotten to be this funky thanks to some really awesome folks and they should know that I’m grateful.
I’m talking about the kind of ‘Thanks‘ that requires you take some time out of your day to reach out to someone that has improved your life in one way or another; letting them know you appreciate their efforts. Before I get into a do-good-ish rant, I’ll leave it at that. While you sit there thinking about alllll those people you should have said ‘Thanks’ to… here are a few ways to get on it.
3 Ways to Say ‘Thanks’
1. The Telephone.
If your ears perk up at the sound of a ringing phone, you should probably think about doing this option. Pick up the phone, dial the number (you might have to look this up — it’s probably been ages since you’ve spoken to this person), and let the words flow. No need for a long drawn out mega-thank you-you saved my life-what would I do without you- kind of speech. A simple ‘Thanks for being there for me when I needed it’ will probably suffice. Although feel free to revise the wording, it is you talking after all.
2. The Letter.
No, I don’t mean an e-mail. By no means should you type something up on the computer and click send. NO. If you haven’t already gotten the message — receiving a real-life-hold-in-your-hand kind of letter is eons more personal that a typed up all-the-letters-look-the-same–e-mail. If you’re going to do this, do it right. I actually chose to do this method using Regina Po Postcards. Using the same no nonsense approach -as previously mentioned- write something simple and straight to the point. If your handwriting is as bad as mine, you should probably warm your hand up a bit (you probably haven’t written anything for days). Finding the address might be a little tricky, but it is possible – just do a little digging.
3. The Cookie.
Whatever you choose to do, do it right. Don’t skimp out by typing at text or an e-mail. If you’re going for a written letter go the extra mile and get a unique card or use pretty paper. And when it comes to cooking, don’t have your mom do it… that’s just lazy.
Good luck! And if you don’t want to say Thanks? Don’t. But you’ll wish you had.