When thinking about the advice my mom gave me, two pieces come to mind. “Always write a thank-you note” and “always have a bottle of champagne in your fridge.” The latter is because one never knows when an occasion to celebrate will arise. (For some reason the champagne advice just stuck.)
As a child I dreaded writing thank-you notes but as an adult I understand the importance of this task. It’s about expressing gratitude to the people who care enough to spend time with and resources on you.
Of course, women across the ELCA express their gratitude with monetary donations called Thankofferings. These offerings are a tangible way to offer thanks for the blessings in our lives and to help to further the mission of Women of the ELCA and support the women and girls who are served by this amazing organization.
How do you remember to give thanks?