This blog was originally posted on June 17, 2009. However, because the story is so meaningful to my family and me, I repost it from time to time…especially around the anniversary of the event. What follows is a real life example of how to stay positive and hopeful during the storms of life.
Do you write thank you notes? After every one of my speaking engagements, I send out several thank you notes and gifts to make sure meeting planners know how much I appreciate them and the excellent work they do.
The more thank you notes you send, the more you’ll discover there is a real art of knowing how to write a thank you note. Thank you notes need to be about the person who is receiving the note instead of about you. They need to be specific and sincere. Most of all, the best thank you notes make a positive, lasting impression while leaving the recipient feeling appreciated.
Kathy and I recently received one of the most creative thank you notes ever. Well, we sort of received it…the note was actually delivered in a care package to Techie, our French Bulldog. Kathy and I will never forget this special note and gift! In fact, we’ve told all our friends about it and now I’m blogging about it. How’s that for leaving an impression?! Check it out…
Here’s a simple parenting tip that will help you put your family first in a very practical way.
Every year, write your children a personal birthday letter.
Not just a birthday card, a birthday letter.
Writing a birthday letter might not sound like a big deal, but it will be, both for you and your children. Here’s why…
Kids spell L-O-V-E funny. They spell it T-I-M-E.
As a parent, even if your family values include investing time in your children, you don’t have to be Captain Obvious to realize this can be a challenge. Life…is…well…busy! What can we do to find more T-I-M-E to L-O-V-E our kids?
Here are four ideas even busy parents can implement to make family time one of your strongest family values…