Kindness is Writing a Thank You Note

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What do kindness and thank you notes have in common?

The thesaurus gives the following words as synonyms for kindness:

 Affection, Empathy, Goodwill, Humaneness, Rapport, Regard, Responsiveness, and Sensitivity.

Writing a well-thought-out thank you note takes the above-mentioned traits. Therefore, writing a thank you note is a kind action.

We can write a thank you note for a physical gift, encouraging words, a thoughtful action, or for a sacrificial action. When writing, we need to be purposeful about how to say the person makes us feel.

I recently sent thank you notes to ladies who volunteer in a coffee hour ministry I oversee. I asked one of the recipients if she felt encouraged by the card or if there was some better way I could thank her.

“In today’s business world, one hardly ever gets thanked and certainly never with a written note,” she said. “Getting your thank you note really showed how much you appreciated what I do. And it showed what I do is valuable.” That is exactly what I hoped the result would be.

Writing thank you notes seems to be a rare but effective gesture. I am good at writing them. However, I must confess I am bad at actually sending them. I seem to lose the card even after I’ve taken the time to address and stamp it.

Writing and sending thank yous is something I want to get better at and do more often. In fact. I want to make this a weekly to-do. How about you?

Your Turn . . .

  • When was the last time you received a thank-you note? How did it make you feel?
  • When was the last time you wrote a thank-you note? Tell us who you will thank this week and why.

Related Posts . . . 

You can practice being kind by leaving me a comment. 

Please leave me an idea or two that I can add to my acts of kindness list. The idea can be intentional or random.


Want to know what other acts of Kindness are on the list? Go to my Landing Page . . Scattering Kindness: A 31 Day Adventure of Intentional & Random Acts of Service.  


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