Thank You Notes: A Life Journey

thank you noteI'm turning 50 this week. I'm pretty thankful that I get to see this milestone birthday since I have known far too many who didn't get to have this privilege. So, to celebrate, I plan to write 50 thank you notes in 50 weeks. I'll write most to friends and family, but also a few to institutions (like Gardner-Webb University Divinity School and Oakley Elementary School), a few to people I've never met (like Bob Newhart who makes me laugh out loud), and even some to people who have already passed on (like Beth Daniels).  And yep, I'll post them here. Or at least most of them anyway.

So I invite you to join me on a journey of gratitude. 50 weeks, 50 notes. You're welcome to ride along with me just as an interested observer, or maybe you want to take your own journey of thanksgiving. Share with me who you want to thank and how you go about doing so. Maybe you're not a writer. No problem. Phone calls, visits, artwork . . . there are all kinds of ways to express our appreciation for the gifts we have been given in life.

Let's get started then; we've got some thanking to do!

(You're welcome.)

About the Author Aileen Lawrimore

Aileen Mitchell Lawrimore is a mother x 3, wife x 28 (years not men), minister, speaker, writer, retreat leader, and lover of beagles and books. She has a lot to say.

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Selvia Brown says July 20, 2015

Happy Birthday, Aileen. You are a gift to us all! Thanks for sharing your story.

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    Aileen Lawrimore says July 20, 2015

    As are you dear Selvia!

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Gail Altman says July 21, 2015

Aileen, Happy Birthday. Thank you for sharing your gift of writing with all of us. I met you once at Hal's home when he lived in Conway. Hal was my daughter's youth minister and we've been friends with them since pre-children! All you have to say is his friend that is "flexible" and "convenient" wrote you a note and he'll know who I am. It's an inside joke.

You bring the gift of joy and light to an otherwise sometimes dark world. As you know, you must keep searching for the light - like Pollyanna -- Look for the Good!

Thank you notes are always a great idea. We all love receiving unexpected mail.

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    Aileen Lawrimore says July 21, 2015

    I remember you Gail! Thanks for reading! Best, Aileen

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