Say thank you!

NewGraceyPicw2Click the top title to open  Good manners ease the friction of human interaction and make life more pleasant. I am not only careful and prompt about writing thank you notes, I enjoy it. It gives me pleasure to thank someone for a carefully chosen gift, a lovely evening or a kindness. I enjoy the trappings too. I love fine paper and sealing wax. 

That being said, I appreciate the immediacy of email and messaging. And after all, a thank you is a thank you. It is better than no thanks at all which today is all too often the case. 

Recently, Bravo’s Andy Cohen took singer Kandi Burress to task for her casual attitude towards thank you notes. The singer confessed to sending printed notes for her wedding gifts. Cohen was visibly unimpressed. He even suggested Burress follow the printed notes with hand written notes.  Burress just shrugged it all off. 

Darlings, if someone cooks you dinner, gifts you , or in some way goes out their way write a note, email, send up a smoke signal, but please say thank you. Do it with heart and grace, and do it promptly. 

Make time for the things you enjoy and the people you love because, my darlings, that is truly where the sweet life lies. 

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