Monday, September 28, 2009

Remember to Say "Thank You"


I'm just home from the gym and resting a bit...sipping a cup of Formosa Nut Oolong tea, purchased from Teavana. This tea is a Chinese & Taiwanese tea and a has a sweet, fruity, and nutty flavor infused from apples, pistachios, almonds, and candied violet flowers. What a wonerful tea to enjoy as I begin to enjoy the autumn season! They say there's a cold front on the way to South Florida--but it is 90 degrees today, maybe it'll be here tomorrow!

I am rereading for 14,005th time, The Art of Thank You, by Connie Leas. I am a "thank-you person" and this book has many meaningful ways to say thank you. It explains why we write thank-you notes, when to send a thank-you note, what stationery to use for thank-you notes, and how to compose a thank-you note. You will also learn how to teach young children to write thank-you notes.

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
William Arthur Ward

17 comments:

Hattie said...

Miss Janice,
I am, also, a thank you person.
Thank you for this post and now I must find where I can purchase the Thank You book you mention.

Well, have I repeated myself enough in these few lines? Next you'll have to post about grammer and repeating one's self!! Oh, me! Oh, my!

Thank you.
Hattie

Teresa Jane said...

Thank you Miss Janice for being a good friend all these years.
Mis-cellaneous

Domestic Diva said...

I can not believe that in most occasions, I still do not receive thank you notes. It shocks me to my bones.
xxxxx me

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Thank you's, one of the lost arts!

I'm going to jump on the thank you wagon with Hattie and Teresa Jane and say thank you, Miss Janice, for sharing your etiquette tips with us in such an uplifting and entertaining way. I always enjoy your blog!

Valerie

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Miss Janice,
Thank you for your great post and reminding us to be polite to one another.
I hope your week is off to a great start.

Valerie said...

When I was a child, oh so many years ago, my mother insisted I write a thank you note before enjoying a gift. This tradition was passed along to my own children. Note cards were always included in Christmas stockings. I'm proud to say, the sons continue to send thank you notes. We all owe a big "thank you" to my mother.

BLC :o said...

Great post! I have a "thank-you" book too and I cannot tell you how useful it has been over the years. Don't you love a great excuse to buy fabulous stationary!? I do! Xoxo-BLC

Nancy said...

What a sweet post! Thank you's are so important, but it seems today people forget to say it enough. Me included! Thank you for keeping us reminded, Miss Janice!

Hope you have a wonderful day. Nancy

Miss Janice said...

I love Miss Valerie's idea: Put note cards in Christmas stockings! This is a great way to remind children/family members to send a thank-you card!

Lady Katherine said...

Hi Miss Janice, I have not visited in a while. I been all your lovely post and enjoyed them so much! Your sure have been busy! Just wanted to stop and say hello. We had our Mississippi Magnolia Southern Belle Luncheon this last Friday. Sure wish you were here. Stop by and see all of us Mississippi Ladies at our Luncheon.

Kara said...

I do get annoyed when I don't get a proper "Thank You" card when I've given Wedding/Shower/Birday gifts.
I love writting, sending cards with little hand written notes. But now due to the computer, I have terrible hand writting skills. My momma had great hand writting and my sister too....oh well, I need to practice.

Kara said...

Miss Janice, Lady Katherine's luncheon??? When and Where??? I, too, am a Mississippi girl now...

Teresa Jane said...

I almost forgot and wanted to share this. My mom is gone now but several years ago on my birthday I took "her" flowers and told her I wanted to "thank her" for having me. She cried.

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

Thank You for sharing this reminder!!

PoshMomma said...

THANK YOU, Miss Janice, for being an example of: style, manners, & charm that we can all aspire to.

Newlywed Hostess said...

Miss Janice-
You are like me in that Monograms make you like an item even more. I think monograms are so much fun.
I do not enjoy writing thank you notes, but they are a social must! I know people who have never written one in their life. (Gasp, I know!)
Newlywed Hostess

Lexilooo said...

I am a huge writer of thank you notes! Not too long ago, I posted about how annoyed I was about not receiving a thank you for a bridal shower and wedding gift that I gave to friends for their wedding, which was more than a year ago! It shouldn't bother me, but it really did!