How do you show someone how much you appreciate their act of kindness? How do you feel when someone makes you feel special? Far too often than it should be, society has slacked on showing their gratitude to others, by not echoing these two simple words as often as they should: Thank you.
March 1-7, 2016 is National Write A Letter of Appreciation Week. Why not go back to the practice of old-fashioned etiquette and write a letter to show your selfless act of common courtesy. Everyone loves for someone to say thank you, even if it is just for the sake of holding a door open for someone to enter or exit a building. I know people think that folks don’t write letters anymore; that it is ancient and not the “new” normal. This however, is not so. People still write letters. I know I do.
There are some advantages to writing a letter. First, it shows that you have refined etiquette. Second, it shows that you are not normal, but extraordinary. Third, it says a lot about your character. Fourth, it improves your handwriting. Although we are celebrating the national observance of writing a letter of appreciation this week, don’t stop, but let it become a habit. You never know how much you can make someone’s day, just when they least expect to receive something as special as a handwritten letter from you!