The value of the “The thank you card”
An important part of prayer is thankfulness, but you know that, don’t you? A simple card that came to the church reminded me of the joy gratefulness gives. It was from one of our missionaries, they have been so faithful and our church gave a gift to them for Christmas to help with a laptop computer expense. A card, really doesn’t take much time or effort however the warmness of the note really says: “I am thankful for your investment in me”. Are they really thankful, I believe so. Are they more grateful than someone who doesn’t send a card of thanks, maybe not. Yet, the gesture of sending the heartfelt thanks says something about the character of a person. There are some questions about sending a card of thanks: how soon do you send it, should it be personal or business like, should it be sent by mail or just hand delivered, typed or handwritten, with or without a coffee drip stain (this one happened to me recently, I am thinking about switching my coffee mug to a no spill sippy cup, they seem to work for the grand kids). You can figure it out and the truth is I have never thought to myself on receiving a card, wow their penmanship is messy (I will leave that alone, a critical spirit isn’t handy while reading a thank you note, now is it?).