The Way I See It

The art of giving thanks



I f you have ever watched Jimmy Fallon on late night TV, you may have seen him writing thank you notes. While they are typically smart alecky ones for humor’s sake, it says a lot to see someone actually write a note.

This Thanksgiving, I would like to challenge you to thank someone for a specific action/item/help they have given or done for you.

While a handwritten thank you would be great, an emailed or texted one would be just as good. Calling or dropping by to show your gratitude would also work.

Think about it – when you receive a thank you doesn’t it make you feel appreciated? Someone took the time and effort to form wonderful thoughts and compile them in a note – just for you.

In this busy world, we often don’t take time to show our gratitude to those who mean so much to us.

I once received a thank you card for sending a thank you card!

I recently received a lovely letter of thanks that I was able to share with others that were included!

The way I see it, take time to show your thanks – it really does mean the world to those who receive them. Give thanks and have a happy and safe Thanksgiving! SUE BROWN is the editor of the Pleasanton Express. Contact her at or write at P.O. Drawer 880, Pleasanton, TX 78064.

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