A Thank You Note

I received a lovely thank you card in the mail today. It really warmed my heart.

Back in the “olden days” as our kids so lovingly call it today and what we as kids ourselves would also refer to it as when talking about our parents or grandparent’s generations too; a hand-written stamped envelope (sealed with a kiss) with a personal message of thanks tucked inside were just a given for almost any occasion. 

Without hesitation had we received a special gift, been an invited guest to someone’s home for Christmas dinner, a job interview, condolences to a friend who lost a loved one or any other momentous celebration we attended, we would send a short, personalized note as a gesture of appreciation, love or thank you. 

It seems however that this simple act of kindness has all but been lost on most of us today and the way in which we communicate nowadays has become so much more impersonal than back in the “olden days”.

This new age of technology, email, text messaging and social media that our millennials and Gen Z’s are growing up with today has basically given us all a free pass from the more meaningful sentiments we once used in order to communicate with one another. I’m just as guilty as the next person. 

Technology has made it both super convenient and super fast for anyone to relay a message to others; sadly though, it will never carry the same sentiment or thoughtfulness.

Going out, taking thoughtful consideration into choosing the perfect card that expresses exactly what you want to say and then sitting down to pen your sentiments is truly so much more meaningful. Wouldn’t you agree? 

Yup I know, we are all soooo busy with our lives these days that who has the time or energy to do all that, I mean like come on??? Lets try and keep that in mind though the next time you find yourself aimlessly surfing the Internet for hours on end looking for your next gadget or latest fad to buy on Amazon and maybe consider adding some thank-you cards to your cart! 

“Too busy is a myth. People make time for what’s important to them.” ~ Mandy Hale

What is something you miss about the “olden days” that you wish we still did today? 

#thankyoucards #appreciation #sealedwithakiss #actsofkindness #theoldendays #technologytoday #socialmedia #mandyhale #etiquette #kindgestures #amazon #mentalhealth #mentalwellness 

Author: Kim Fluxgold

Wife, mom of 3 beautiful children, dog lover, creative sole and children's book Author. Sharing my journey with depression and anxiety through blogging in hopes of educating and ending the stigma.

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