Feb 20, 2012

A Healthy Thank You

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!


Eva said...

That was such a "sweet" idea, I have problems with sugar and this would have really made me smile! When I get cookies or any sugar items I give an appropriately appreciative thanks but in my mind I am saying "there goes another treat I cannot eat" but boy oh boy do my family love the sweet treats that are given to them through R.S. sisters!

Anonymous said...

I'm a cookie maker/giver too! So, I can relate but this is a nice idea...little flower pots with packets of seeds would be cute too!

Elizabeth said...

What a great idea! I just started weight watchers and would be thrilled with this gift since the cookies would be just too much of a temptation :) Happy President's Day!

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

The fruit is a great idea!

My children and I bake cupcakes. For 2 years now, a week before Thanksgiving we bake a batch of cupcakes and hand deliver them to our favorite people with Thansgiving notes attached to them.

this past Valentine's day, we did the same thing. Some of our favorite people are our librarians and our pastors. :)

Deneen said...

Cute idea!