This is Thanksgiving weekend, a time when most of us will spend time with family, eat way too much turkey and give thanks.
My mother-in-law still writes old fashioned thank you notes. I wanted to send Donna a special thank you note this Thanksgiving, so I bought a pretty card and sent it to her. I thought I would share it with you too. This is what the card said:
Thank you for not making me name my daughters Gladys
Thank you for the gift of music, our beautiful old piano
Thank you for putting up with John for the last 59 years
Thank you for welcoming me into your family and always treating me like a daughter
Thank you for fixing the zipper on my favourite dress
Thank you for proving that you can have a successful career and be a good mother at the same time
Thank you for somehow being at the same time both the best and worst Cheat card player I’ve ever seen
Thank you for teaching your son how to cook
Thank you for making sandies at Christmas time
Thank you for your youthful giggle and smile that was probably one of the many reasons John fell in love with you all those years ago and still loves you so dearly today
Thank you for your unconditional love and support
Thank you for being the strength and soul of the Swinton clan
This week’s #HappyAct is to write an old fashioned thank you note. Send it to someone who holds a special place in your heart or share it at the table this weekend when you’re giving thanks. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.