As I spent part of my Sunday writing thank you cards for amazing humans, I realized how rarely this exchange happens.
There were a few times last year that I remember carefully picking out gifts for friends, sending those gifts their way & then hearing nothing. No text, no confirmation, no thank you. Nothing.
This is so challenging for me.
The overall feeling I get from those moments is bummed.
So I’m doing what I do best: controlling my own actions.
I’m overwhelmed by the people who have helped me get from A to B. From encouraging me over coffee to bringing soup while I’m sick to volunteering at events I host.
To live in a place of self-absorption and little gratitude is easy. What’s challenging is taking time to reflect and following through with a genuine thank you. I want to be better at this.
I want to make sure people know that they make me feel loved, supported, guided.
Bonus in sending more thank you notes is going to card stores and having giggle fits alone while browsing. (Please tell me you do this too.)