“None goes his way alone: All that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own.”
- Edwin Markham
Are you a better person because of someone you know? Why not let that person know how much you appreciate him or her? The person probably doesn’t know how much he or she means to you. If someone has truly had an impact upon your life, write him or her a letter. In this day of e-mail and chat rooms, a letter might seem a bit old-fashioned or uncool. But when it comes to hand writing a note or letter, it truly is “the thought that counts”.
That person to whom you are writing will be affected by the thought of how much effort went into the correspondence. Letter writing takes time and thought. The person who receives it will appreciate that.
Tell the person how grateful you are for having known him or her. Express your thanks for specific acts of kindness or help. Get out a pen and a piece of paper and let your thoughts fill the pages. Try to affect someone as he or she has affected you.
Someday your letter of appreciation may
be “returned to sender”.