My Wednesday Letter {a note of thanks}

18 Apr

I am embarrassed to admit it, but I am a terrible thank you note writer. Seriously. I’m pretty sure I wrote about 13 thank you notes for my wedding (200 guests!), about 7 for baby gifts (I have 4 kids!), and maybe 3 just for random gifts and things over my adult life (16 years!). I know you are horrified. {You can close your mouth now.}

And the sad thing is, is that I LOVE receiving them. When I open them from the mailbox, I always think something like, That is so thoughtful of so & so. She didn’t have to do that. I love her. I’m pretty sure there aren’t too many people saying that about me. I’m working on it, people!

The best kinds of thank you notes, though, aren’t the ones sent to thank you for a present, they are the ones that are sent to thank you for receiving one of the greatest gifts



Will you join me in writing today’s Wednesday Letter?

I want us each to thank a friend. It could be one from childhood, one we’ve lost touch with, one who was with us for only a short season in life, it could be one we don’t even know very well, one we just met, one that is with us now, or one of our dearest friends . It could even be one we lost and never got the chance to thank.


So, I encourage us to each take a few minutes out of our day to stop and reflect about our many blessings called friendship. Then pick up a pen and paper (doesn’t have to be anything fancy) and write a little note of thanks. I guarantee you a smile will greet that little note on the other side.

And to you, my sweet friend…


You truly mean so much to me and I am blessed to call you my friend.

3 Responses to “My Wednesday Letter {a note of thanks}”

  1. melissa April 18, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    This post brought tears to my eyes. Thank you. You are so loved by me!

  2. Judy April 18, 2012 at 5:10 pm #

    Love you, Amber, and you post.
    Your reminder is an important one. How many of us have boxes of beautiful stationery or thank you notes that are just waiting for a message and a stamp? I just sent a note on a card that my husband used for my surprise 30th birthday party…almost 30 years ago! I was saving it because it was beautiful and sentimental, then realized a very close friend would enjoy it even more. Support snail mail 🙂

  3. robin April 21, 2012 at 11:06 pm #

    Thank you for being so kind to Clara as we navigated through her anxiety disorder. She still talks about you and playing at your house. Funny thing-she knew you understood her even at age four! Thanks again and hope your little family is well.

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