My Mom and I trade recommendations on books when we find ones that we really like. She suggested I read John Kralik’s “365 Thank Yous: The Year a Simple Act of Daily Gratitude Changed My Life” I won’t ruin it for you but I will say that I ordered some cards after finishing the book. It doesn’t matter who you are, how good or bad your life is, how much or little time you have, there are people in your life that deserve a thank you note.
My good friend Jim Miller says it is not your job to worry about where the money in the collection plate goes, it is your job to put the money in the collection plate. I relate this to thank you notes. I don’t expect anything in return for any note that I write, it is just my job to send it. After that, whatever happens is out of my control.
A lot of the time I will attach a quote relating to the message of the note. If you are special, you will get something drawn on it. The drawings are never very impressive but the repecients always recognize the consideration of my attempt at art. The note, the quote, the drawing: it is all about the personal message that is sent, received, opened and enjoyed.
I would suggest trying to write a thank you note and if you need inspiration: read the aforementioned book.