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The Power of Saying ‘Thanks!’

Janene Mascarella wrote a wonderful piece for The Washington Post about the powerful experience of thanking people who’d been helpful to her in the past. Often nervous that the folks she was thanking would find her absurdly nutty, she was consistently met with astonishment and gratitude.

Read the whole piece here.

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posted November 22, 2006 at 7:19 pm

this piece put a smile on my face and has motivated me to do the same!! THANKS

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posted November 24, 2006 at 12:16 am

Sending thank-you or appreciation notes, gifts, etc. to people who have made a difference in our lives is a great thing to do. We need to do more of this. It benefits both the sender and the receiver. I continue to receive thank-you notes from former students, a wonderful gift. One year I was too sick to send out Christmas cards so I sent out New Year cards with hand-written notes. Anytime that we have the opportunity to thank or acknowledge others, we should.

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posted November 24, 2006 at 12:23 am

…and thank you, Amy, for a wonderful site of information and inspiration. There’s always something here that gives me pause to reflect on – to see things from different prespectives(you & readers). It’s a fun place to come to. So, I pause on this Thanksgiving Day to give my thanks to you.

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posted November 27, 2006 at 4:45 am

Thank you so much, Kathryn. Your gratitude comes at a good time and means a lot. Yours always, CM

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