Tuesday, April 14, 2009

My return to SPT...

Lelly's challenge for April:
"…wouldn't it be great if we spent this month giving gifts!
And before you lovingly remind me of the economic recession, let me add that no money is to be spent on these gifts! let's focus on the gift of service, the gift of a smile, the gift of a repurposed or gently used item, the gift of a kind word. you know, those gifts that would be hard to wrap in a box with a pretty bow.
For Tuesday, April 7: gift a family member
For Tuesday, April 14: gift a friend
For Tuesday, April 21: gift a neighbor, teacher, co-worker
For Tuesday, April 28: gift a total stranger
I have a feeling that by the end of this month, the person who will have received the greatest gift is...YOU!"
Tuesday April 14
Gift a friend
I suppose it should have begun after my wedding, well my bridal shower really. I should have, from that moment on, become an official "thank you note writer".
But I didn't. For whatever reason I didn't.
I always think about sending thank you notes, special cards and letters, I love the concept of it, but I have a hard time getting past the thinking to the doing.
Until today...
Today, in celebration of SPT gift a friend day, I finally wrote notes and thank yous to friends.
And you know,
I just might make a habit of it.

Now to get them in the mail
(That's half the battle--for me at least)

Have you snail mailed a friend today?


Alisa said...

Oh I am so with you on getting things in the mail! It really is more than half the battle for me! I have about a dozen sitting right beside me- how lazy is that!
Great SP-

Ann On and On... said...

That is why I started "I love being carded!"...giving and getting mail is so much fun. How nice of you!

*I also struggle with getting them into the mailbox. I continue to work on it....

jenn said...

i love sending just because cards, or thinking of you, or out of the blue....well, you get the point!...its so nice to get a card in the mail, mixed in with all the bills, junk mail, and daily grind! yeah for snail mail!

Courtney said...

I love love love getting other than junk/bills in the mail! What a great gift...I totally need to be better about this too!

MaryRC said...

im with you on the card thing. and this card craze blows my mind, wish i had the time to get into it.. what an impact a little thank you can make.