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?