Sunday, November 20, 2011


Yes, I know. I switched those two words from the familiar usage of 'Thanksgiving'. I hear people say 'thanks' all the time, but do they really pause to feel it? I've heard many a prayer spoken giving thanks for everything under the sun. But, I often wonder if people are really 'feeling thankful' or just reciting words they've heard so many times before. 'Thanks' rolls off the tongue so easily. Somebody opens the door for us - "thanks". Somebody complements us - "thanks".
How many of you have actually given somebody a thank you card recently? I don't mean the obligatory thank you card for a wedding or baby shower gift. I mean a card you went to the store and picked out. Especially in today's electronic world, a simple thing like a card can mean a lot to somebody. It takes much more effort to send a card than pushing a 'send' button on a computer screen. No, I don't work for Hallmark but, in my opinion, nothing beats receiving a thank you card. So, maybe at this time of giving thanks, you might consider sending a thank you card to somebody you are truly thankful for. Just because. Plus the post office could use the business!.


  1. What a thoughtful post. I've never been good at cards, and I have to admit, I don't have the patience to sift through a bunch of cards. So my verbal "thanks" will have to do. But you've definitely given me something to think about.

  2. Thanks for reading my post Shirley. I guess I'm a dying breed when it comes to sending cards!

  3. Hi Wanda,
    Thank you cards are a very thoughtful way to go, but we all tend to be so busy these days, it's easy to either forget or to just drop an email. Handwritten thank you notes are a nice touch, too. And you're right about the post office. Just hope we don't lose it altogether ;(
    Have a great Thanksgiving.

  4. Thank you notes, calling cards and many other ways of showing respect. I love making and sending cards to people for all occasions or no special occasion at all :-)

  5. I know the PO could use the business, but unfortunately in my neck of the woods, they don't act like they want my business. I arrived 5 minutes after they were supposed to be opened one Saturday and the door was still locked. After several minutes of knocking they finally opened up, saying the person who was supposed to unlock the door was someplace else. Really? No one else could unlock a door? There is no hustle, no urgency, even when the line of customers stretches across the entire lobby area. And don't get me started about trying to find a place to park. All the spaces in the small lot are filled by PO workers' cars. Going to the PO is a two person job, so one can drive around the block while the other runs in.

    I'm not usually such a fusspot and my granddad used to be a Post Master in his town so I want the PO to do well, but this is a source of frustration to me. I miss my small town PO back in MO.