Friday, March 2, 2012

When's the Last Time You Said, "Thank You"?

No doubt about it: this week kicked my ass. I mean, I like to think that I'm good at effectively handling stress. I always find good coping mechanisms and stress releases -- going for a run, having a glass of wine while reading a book, really playing with Aiden, taking a long and hot shower, etc. 

But this week? Hmph... none of that worked. 

Between dealing with changes at Aiden's school, sitting in Criminal Court with one of my teens at work (and other work stressors), and taking care of other personal issues, I am beat. Seriously. This week. Kicked my ass. Hard. 

But then there was yesterday. The silver lining. There's always a silver lining, right? Someone did something for me that was so touching and heartfelt. It warmed my heart so much that this morning I went to the store, purchased a "Thank You" card for them, and gave them a handwritten note. I'm usually one for sending a "Thank You" email, but I was so moved that I took the old school route. 

Which got me to thinking: when's the last time we said "thank you" to someone? Like really said "thank you" to someone for doing something nice/kind/special for us? 

Let today be that day. 

And so...

Thank you. For kicking it with me on this corner of the Internet. Thank you. For every link that you share on Facebook and Twitter. Thank you. For every comment. Thank you. For every email and/or message you send my way. Thank you. For forwarding posts that inspire you to friends. Thank you. For being so very dope. 

Thank you, thank you, thank you. A million times... thank you.


  1. I'm a strong believer in thank you's and handwritten notes. It's amazing what a little note can do to brighten someone's day.

    Sorry you had a rough week, but here's to a rejuvenating weekend!

  2. I give thanks daily for the joyful things in life. Remember there are grey days and sunny days. xx

  3. Aww, thank YOU for always sharing yourself so openly with you!
    Hope the weekend is better!!!

  4. Sorry you had a bad week Alicia, we all have one of those every once in a while. I guess they make us appreciate the good weeks and the people and things that really matter. Am so happy that you had a silver lining experience, lol, thank God for those!

  5. Sometimes is takes a kick in the pants and someone dusting us off after to remind us to be thankful. Not everyone gets the message though. This is a great post!


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