Tuesday, November 17, 2009

You Know Who You Are

To the kind person who anonymously sent me a hand made thank you card in the mail: Your words touched my heart and brightened my day.
You chose to not sign your name, but you know who you are. Thank you back.

We never know when a kind word or a smile might be just what the other person needs at the moment.
Taking the time to say thank you is sometimes a forgotten art. How many times have I felt an impression to express gratitude towards a person, or to send them a note, and then let the moment slip by? Too many times.
Everyone has a mountain they are climbing. Your example is a good reminder to me to look for the positive in every day. I am a believer that what we send out there always comes back (good or bad) at least 10 fold.
We must be very careful and very selective in what we say and do. Even our inner self talk must be nourished and protected.
We are constant works in progress and each day brings a new opportunity to move forward.
I am recommitting to pay attention to the promptings to write a thoughtful note, and to add more sincere "thank you's" to my day.


Lurline said...

Wise words, Nedra and I think we all need to sit back and reflect on life's little courtesies. Too often we forget them. A very warming Post, thanks!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Unknown said...

Nedra, you are so right! I think we all need to stop and think about what we do and what we say on a daily basis. But also thanking those who make a difference in our lives. So, thank you for doing such a wonderful post to remind us all of the good that lies within!

Suzanne said...

What a wonderful surprise for you. You're right -- these expressions of gratitude and thankfulness are such blessings in our lives. A good reminder, especially this time of year when we should be expressing gratitude more readily.

Material Mary said...

What a sweet reminder and so fitting for our upcoming holiday!
By the way, it looks like we are coming to St. George for Thanksgiving at my brother's house. I will think of you when I am there.

Rae Ann said...

This was a very heart warming post! Thank you for reminding us of one of the most important things....
Gratitude! I will take your words to heart and see if I can make a difference in someone's life by remembering to show great appreciation for even the simplest of things. Words of gratitude can be very uplifting! Thank you Nedra!

Nanette Merrill said...

Knowing you and knowing the kind of person you are I can understand the card. You are a person that puts others first and gives the best advice. My life is better because of you my friend.

Micki said...

You deserved the card, as you are such a special person! What a wonderful post, and I am so happy that we have become friends!

sweetjeanette said...

How sweet - of the sender, and your kind reminders to spread kindness.


Sheila said...

I love this post! I totally believe in karma and do my best to act accordingly, but the thought about self-talk is what I really needed to read. Thanks for the reminder. (P.S. I'm enjoying all the Texture Magic posts too; those dresses are just tooooo cute!)