When I was just two months sober I received a hand written thank you note from a friend for just attending her 1st year sobriety birthday…..
I had never been to an AA birthday party. I did not know that the ladies from my Home Group brought each other gifts. I was just touching down to Earth and it was all I could do to go AND to be social.
This note meant the world to me. Not only did it help me to feel welcome, but it taught (and reminded) me the importance of saying thank you.
Now in my life, I send thank you notes frequently. Not just a text or an email, but a hand written note… I am a believer that the hand written note still has personality, warmth and shows gratitude…. I also believe that people like opening the notes….. I know I sure do!