One of the best feelings in the world is getting a Thank You Note from someone when you least expect it. Last year I made a promise to send out more thank you notes this year. I have tried to stick to my promise of writing a Thank You note every time I go hang out on behalf of the station. We should all write thank you notes even if it's something so personal like catching up with an old friend. Here are 5 reasons you should start writing thank you notes.

  1. You're set apart from the rest. Whether you're thanking someone for a lead at work, or you're thanking someone for taking the time to interview you for a job. Who do you think your potential employer would hire the person who stood out by sending a handwritten thank you note or the person who emailed them just like all the other 50 applicants?
  2. Showing gratitude never goes out of style. When did it become cool to not say thank you? Our grandparents would be appalled. Think of your grandma, thank people more often. Make your grandma proud.
  3. Hidden treasures are the best. You get home, and throw the mail on your table, among the stacks of bills and ads you see a handwritten letter, one you weren't expecting. How great is it that that little handwritten note can just bring a smile to your face.
  4. Keep it personal. Yeah, texting and emailing is great, but sometimes convenience isn't personal enough. Go the extra mile.
  5. You keep building long-lasting relationships. When you take the pen to paper, you're not just showing someone you were thinking of them, you're showing them you're worth it. Whether it's a thank you note for an expensive gift or you're thanking them for their support in a time of need, you're showing that there is indeed value in your friendship.