Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thankful Thursday

When I was little, my mom had a rule in which my sister and I send a thank-you note to family and friends upon receiving a gift. If we didn't have a card filled out and mailed within a week of receipt, we were told we had to return the gift. When you're 10 years old and gifted with another American Girl accessory, you're quickly motivated to send a note of gratitude. I'm glad that she created this rule. I still think it's the primary reason I'm obsessed with stationery and snail mail. You never really know when there will be a need to send your next thank-you note, but it never hurts to keep a few on hand. If you're looking to add to your paper collection, look no further. Here are a few of my favorites...
Floral / Gold Stripes / Peony
99 Thank Yous / Ink & Blots
Merci / Curry Dots / Scallops / Herringbone / Painted Stripes 
Frenchie / Orange / Greek Key / Typography
Today, I'm grateful for...
A hearty belly laugh courtesy of Flyboy.
The relief I feel when I see my mom's number on my phone -- she's like therapy!
A crisp new issue of Real Simple magazine.
Receiving mail from a dear friend and being covered with glitter after reading her note. 
Anything drenched in stripes or polka dots.
Sitting at my desk and Beesly's head is at my feet.
A reciprocated smile from a complete stranger.
Starting the day off and not feeling rushed.
My darling readers. Yes, you!
(I never said these were profound points of gratitude; however, they're instances in which I stopped, smiled, and felt all warm and fuzzy inside.)

What are you thankful for today?

Happy Thursday!
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  1. I'm thankful for this blog! It's the first website I check in the morning...the cheerful images and charming anecdotes start my day off on a lighter note:)

  2. I was going to say what Aubrey did...and I am grateful for finding your blog! On a more important note however, I'm so thankful for my mom and her patience and principles! Not only did she teach me the art of a proper thank-you(a miracle in itself because she hates writing and started writing ours before we could write! haha), but also how to graciously receive a gift.
    Love this collection of notes!