Can’t LIVE Without… Expressing Gratitude

I’m pretty big on thank you’s. Maybe it’s because I have a lot to be grateful for. Maybe it’s because I find counting my blessings is a quick way to get me out of a funk and keep complaining over the little (and big things) at bay.  This week, as I have mailed the last of my thank you cards for beautiful birthday gifts, delivered a gorgeous bouquet of flowers for a wonderfully hosted dinner by my aunt, and will be picking up a bottle of wine as a thank you to a friend hosting dinner this weekend, it became evident that you simply Can’t LIVE Without Expressing Gratitude!

 
 
Flowers
Photo courtesy of Vogue Girl Korea January 2011
Unless the person has allergies or a deep disdain for them, a beautiful bouquet of flowers is a great gift of thanksgiving.  I’m a huge fan of flowers from the farmers market or Trader Joe’s.
Wine
Photo courtesy of Arthur Elgort for Vogue UK August 2009

A bottle of wine to help the hostess or host to unwind is usually greatly appreciated. I’ve yet to gift a bottle of bubbly and not see the person’s face bubble with cheer.

 Snail Mail
Photo courtesy of Rifle Paper Company

I think you already know how much I enjoy writing. Bu I actually enjoy writing. I mean literally pen to paper. So, it’s not uncommon for me to take a moment and pullout some carefully selected or designed stationary and send a note to a friend to say hello and express my gratitude.

Decadent Dessert
Photo courtesy of Vogue Living Australia
I have such a sweet tooth and when people do things that are sweet…I like to gift them something sweet.  Now, depending upon the recipient I may just bake them something myself.  Or I will take a trip to one of my favorite bakeries and pick up a little something.
 
How do you express your gratitude?
Let me know!
xxoo

 

 

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