Thanksgiving stirs within many of us a heightened appreciation for the people and things for which we are grateful. We look forward to celebrating with family or friends or trade phone calls and emails with those who are far away. Throughout Thanksgiving day, I often think of friends and family who are celebrating elsewhere, wondering what they are doing at a given moment - picturing them in the kitchen, relaxing on the couch in front of a football game, or putting the finishing touches on an elegantly appointed dining room table set for two. This year, as the holiday approaches, I am harnessing that warm energy and sending a few Thanks(giving) notes - translating these glowing thoughts to paper and sharing them.
Similar to love notes and good old fashioned hand-written notes, the idea behind Thanks(giving) notes is simply to share your appreciation with someone who has brightened your day - or your life. You needn't fret about perfect grammar or struggle to fill a full sheet of paper: some of the most touching notes I have received have been the most brief. And the act isn't limited to this week. Note the warm thoughts as they arise, and put pen to paper after the dishes have been cleared and you have said your final farewell for the night.
Who are you grateful for this Thanksgiving season? Take time to let them know!