So, I don't know about you, but when ever I want to send a "thank you" I always bake a plate of cookies - always! It's like it's second nature. Snickerdoodles. Chocolate Chip. Peanut Butter. I rotate between the three, make a batch, throw them on a plate and ta-da! Done! However, lately I've been more aware that not everyone likes cookies - WHAT???? I know, I was shocked too. But I do respect it and I even kind of understand it. This has forced me to think about my "Thank You" gifts.
Last week we had a meeting that I was in charge of at my church. We have these meetings usually once a month and they are just for the women's group, the Relief Society. I have a great board of women who help me put these meetings together, decorate for them and even help with the presentations. They are awesome women, I couldn't do my assignment (we call it a calling in our church) without them and they needed to be thanked - cookies weren't going to cut it though. So, instead, I made these ....
Cheesy? - Yep! Healthier than cookies? - Yep!
My husband rolled his eyes at me and said he "knew" I was going to do something like that. It's ok though, the response from the women who received them was positive. I got a thumb's up from one lady and great big thank you from another so I'll call that success. Plus, since I also attached a thank you note (not shown) it really was more about letting them know how much I appreciate them, because in the end, that's what it's really about - voicing an appreciation and letting them know their time, service, and talents are greatly appreciated!
Whether you make cookies or give fruit with silly sayings attached, I encourage you to remember to thank those that make a difference in your life! I really don't think people hear those two magical words - "thank you" - enough.
"Thank you" for reading - now, go enjoy your holiday, it's is Presidents day after all!