Tuesday's Treasures ~ A Simple Thank you

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899

The Holidays are over. For most of us we have taken down our holiday decorations and getting our homes back in order. Presents have found their way to their new spaces and life is getting back to normal.


I love finding the right Christmas gift for my grandkids! I begin early badgering their folks to make sure I know the high priority items on their list!

I’m always surprised and grateful when I receive in the mail their Thank You cards after New Year’s Day. They make me smile and my heart does a happy dance!

Taking the time to write a personal note at an early age is an activity that builds character and helps show them to respect  the person who took the time to find them something special.  Writing a simple "thank you" teaches them not to take people for granted and acknowledges that person matters.

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”  Eckhart Tolle


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Comments (20)

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

When I write personal notes, the priority thought is this:

"How can I make their day today?"

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”  Eckhart Tolle


Jan 11, 2022 06:02 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Great priority!

Jan 11, 2022 04:17 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Good morning, Dorie.
It makes my heart happy to know that HH and BB are learning the importance of writing Thank You notes. I was taught that as a kid too. Unfortunately, so many young people are not being taught that and it's so disappointing.

Jan 11, 2022 06:08 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

True..it is disappointing but some are still encouraging and teaching the art of sending a Thank you Note.

Jan 11, 2022 04:16 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Dorie - so thoughtful but it has to be taught.  Our daughters always sent their thank you notes.  I am certain they will pass that to their children.

Jan 11, 2022 06:09 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

I'm certain they will too Grant Schneider 

Jan 11, 2022 04:16 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Dorie... my Mother trained me from an early age to write thank you notes for gifts... now I write thank you notes for all sorts of reasons and find excuses to buy thank you gifts as well. As Carol Williams said, so many young people today are not being taught to do this and how to do it.

Jan 11, 2022 06:10 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

It's a wonderful habit....I like to write thank you notes and always trying to find some fun ones to send. 

Jan 11, 2022 04:15 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Dorie- I too love your posts and that your grandchildren have been taught about the kindness in writing a thank you note!!!! Love the photo as well!!

Jan 11, 2022 06:12 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you Kathy Streib !

Jan 11, 2022 04:14 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Any written correspondence is getting to be a thing of the past as kids are given phones too early and think they can get away with a text like their parents do.  Great for your 2 little ones that they are at least being exposed to writing a note

Jan 11, 2022 06:35 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

It always makes my day Ed Silva to receive them!

Jan 11, 2022 04:14 PM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Dorie, that is so sweet. My mother in law always wrote thank you notes for everything. It is a craft that seems to be going by the wayside.

Jan 11, 2022 06:42 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

True..but some are still instilling it in their children.

Jan 11, 2022 04:13 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Yes it's true Dorie. This seems to have to be taught nowadays. With kids growing up in this expanding technology world, they don't realize the little things that matter too. Very sweet!

Jan 11, 2022 07:27 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

You are right..nothing takes the place of a sweet Thank you!

Jan 11, 2022 04:12 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We get cards and thank you notes from all 8 grand nieces and nephews...I am sure the 9nth one will do that too (she was born last month).  A

Jan 11, 2022 07:49 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

I'm sure the youngest one will too!

Jan 11, 2022 04:12 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Dorie - good habits can definitely be seen as presents of another kind.  

Jan 11, 2022 09:27 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

So true Michael Jacobs 

Jan 11, 2022 04:11 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Dorie Dillard Austin TX It is the simple things in life that make them special - Happy Tuesday 

Jan 11, 2022 10:01 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Happy Tuesday Hannah Williams! Thank you for your comment.

Jan 11, 2022 04:11 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie those thank you's are very special, and make my day when I get them.

Jan 11, 2022 02:27 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

It is a wonderful feeling George Souto 

Jan 11, 2022 04:10 PM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hello Dorie Dillard Austin TX , handwritten notes are so thoughtful, they truly bring joy.

Jan 11, 2022 03:26 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Yes they do bring joy Beth Atalay 

Jan 11, 2022 04:10 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Writing thank you notes is an important lesson for kids to learn!  And adults too for that matter.  Lovely post Dorie!

Jan 11, 2022 03:41 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker 

Jan 11, 2022 04:09 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

I admit, I have been lax at written thank yous. I hear now of people that don't even give verbal thank yous. 

Jan 11, 2022 05:51 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

That is a shame Rocky Dickerson 

Jan 14, 2022 02:52 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Knowing our gifts are appreciated with thankful responses is one of the joys of giving!

Jan 11, 2022 10:02 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

That is so true Myrl Jeffcoat 

Jan 14, 2022 02:53 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Love is the best gift we can receive, especially when it comes from the special children in our lives.

Jan 12, 2022 05:12 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

You are exactly right Brian England 

Jan 14, 2022 02:53 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

It is a wonderful habit to instill in children. A thank you note is such a simple gesture, yet it resonates so deeply. 

Jan 13, 2022 08:54 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Isn't that the true Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD 

Jan 14, 2022 02:54 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I wouldn't expect your grands not to show their gratitude to you, Dorie! They were raised well, as all children SHOULD be. It's so sad that they are truly the minority too. 

I'm also a big believer in sending them and in finding reasons to do so. It truly makes my day to receive one so, I love making others feel special as well.

Jan 18, 2022 08:42 AM