Do You Send Thank You Cards?
SodaHead Living 2012/10/13 16:51:40
Some of us can remember being told by our parents to write thank you notes to any friends and relatives who bought us gifts for whatever occasion -- birthdays, Christmas, Hanukkah. For a young child that can be tedious work, but it's of course important that kids learn to express appreciation and not take things for granted.
However, as people grow older that habit often tapers off. Without our parents telling us to do it, it can be a lot harder to motivate yourself to do something like that. After all, it's not necessary, is it? No one expects a thank you card... Do they?
Well according to Jeffrey Froh, an assistant professor of psychology and the director of the Laboratory for Gratitude in Youth at Hofstra University, it might be worth your while. He explains, "Grateful kids tend to be much more satisfied with their lives. Their relationships are much stronger and more supportive."
Do you still send out thank you cards, or have you let that habit slip?
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