According to author Melody Beattie, “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” Gratitude is a fundamental concept to grasp, but a difficult art to master. One way to start is to literally put pen to paper in the form of a thank you card. Here are five reasons to master the art of the thank you card.
1. Help Your Business
Your business grows or diminishes based on your ability to make a connection with others. People start using Reliv because they trust the person selling the products. One way to increase likeability is to write a thank you card after meeting someone for the first time.
A thank you card can make a lasting impression. When someone gives you their time, send them a note. You will be glad you did and so will they.
2. Bring Life to the Mailbox
Junk mail is so disheartening. Thank you cards are unusual in the best sense. It is easy to send thank you notes through text message or email, but when someone receives a hand-written note in the mail, it provides a joyful contrast to their junk mail. Just seeing the envelope can result in a smile. That smile can turn into a happy customer or Distributor — or a new friend.
3. Stay Mindful of Others
Oftentimes life is full of lose-lose situations. Sending a thank you card is the opposite. Every minute that you spend on someone else is a minute well spent. Think about a time when someone expressed genuine gratitude to you. Giving back to others can be deeply satisfying to everyone involved.
4. Make a Difference
They say that a pen is mightier than the sword. Everyone is fighting an unseen battle. People need allies and you could be an ally to someone in need. Needs are not always apparent. Feeling valued and valuable is a human need that we all share.
Little things make a difference, and a thank you note could be that difference. Maybe someone is having a terrible day. A hand-written note that you write between commercials could help someone beyond words.
Do you send thank you cards? When do you write them? Are there other reasons to send them? Let us know on Facebook and keep the conversation going.