Thankful Thursday: By Hand

Gratitude. Appreciation. Praise.

Please join me in a weekly pause to appreciate people, places & things that bring joy.

On this Thankful Thursday, I am grateful for all things handwritten and heartfelt:

1. A postcard from a former student

2. A thank you letter from a recent college graduate

3. A Pay It Forward package. Remember Pay It Forward for Creative People -- the Facebook post? The deal was that you agreed to send something handmade to five people AND agreed to pay it forward by doing the same for another five people.  I sent my handmade items several months ago and forgot about the project — until this week when I received MY surprise package of handmade goods. What a delight!

4. My mother, who taught me to write thank you notes, and who this morning, upon not seeing a Thankful Thursday post, wrote me (not by hand, but by email) this message:

Aren't you thankful anymore?