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Thanksgiving is just around the bend. It won’t be long before Tom Turkey is sitting on the table, parades are on the tube and college football fills the family room. Although, all of those things are fun, exciting and things we all enjoy, let’s not forget to take time to be truly thankful. This year take a few moments to reflect on the months past. What are you thankful for? Who are you thankful for? Share you thankfulness with others.

A word of thanks is thoughtful, poignant and a beautiful sentiment to share. We suggest dropping a line of gratitude to those people who have done things behind the scenes, those who often go unnoticed for their hard work. Who are the folks behind the scenes of your life?

  • Mail Carrier or Newspaper Deliverer
    They see that you get your belongings come rain, shine, snow or wind, and in extreme cold or heat. Leave a little note of thankfulness in the mailbox.
  • The garbage man. 
    Tape a quick thank you to the top of your trash can lid. It’s a dirty job and someone has to do it. Aren’t you thankful it’s not you?
  • Neighbor
    They’ve brought in your mail while you were on vacation and probably keep a watchful eye on the neighborhood more than you realize, helping to keep all safe and a little more secure.
  • Full Service Gas Station Attendant
    This individual of service doesn’t get tips, perhaps a word of a kindness saying a job well done is just what they need to hear.
  • Waiter/Waitress
    Many of us have a favorite dining place and frequent it regularly enough that we have a “usual.” Isn’t it nice when your coffee is kept topped off and hot throughout your dining experience?

A quick, simple word of appreciation and gratefulness only takes a few moments to write, but can linger in the mind of the one to whom you’ve given it longer than you would think. A word of thanksgiving doesn’t have to be formal, it just needs to be sincere.


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