Croley’s Corner @ Chicklit Power


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Thank You Notes

 …rooted and build up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” Colossians 2:7

 Good Power Friday Morning,

I’m confident that your Thanksgiving was wonderful. I know mine was extra special as we spent it with my parents here in Oregon. Lots of food, as always, a fire, games to play and a time of great reflection…it was perfect. I had a time of quietness and was thinking of the many families that were together yesterday and the countless hours spent in the kitchen preparing that perfect “Thanks” giving dinner and I wondered of those that did cook, had anyone ever gotten a “Thank You Note” afterwards?

 I love to receive “Thank you” notes and the best part of the note in itself is that it was written with a thankful heart of the writer. A “Thank You” note exclaims you were appreciated and you were noticed for, maybe, something that you did out of a heart of love or perhaps…. just because!  I am positive, too, that the receiver was thankful you took the time to write and express your heart.

With the means today of Internet, FB, Tweeter – oops, I mean Twitter, or cell phones, sending a “Thank you” note is almost extinct. So by sending such a note, I guarantee it will bring a smile to the recipient’s face. Their hearts will be moved by the simple fact that you took the time to express your heart of thoughtfulness towards them. There are so many different varieties of “Thank You Notes.”  Many are simple and sweet… colorful and full of zest… stripes and polka dots… flowers and scenic landscapes… and they always seem to express either the giver or receiver.

I love to write “Thank You” notes. In fact, I write a “Thank You Note” every day to my Heavenly Father! I have a lot of journals filled with “Thank you Notes”

Some time ago, I suggested to a Women’s Ministry to begin their own “Thank You Notes” to the Lord, either write it in their journals or on a piece of paper that they could keep and tuck it away and in six months they could look back and see the “Thank”fulness of their hearts expressed towards their Heavenly Father.

It was liberating to hear what they shared and to see what God actually did for them during that time!

Inspiring? Yes!!!! When was the last time you received a “Thank You” note from someone or for that matter, when was the last time you sent one to someone? Don’t put off tomorrow what you could be doing today! See the abundance of His great love and thankfulness pour out of your very own heart as you surprise someone.

Thank Him… praise Him.

So what are you waiting for? Go ahead it will make your day!

Psalm 100:4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.

 From my thankful heart to yours

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2 Responses to “Croley’s Corner @ Chicklit Power”

  1. Gay Hardy says:

    Encouraging as always….

    I don’t do this enough, thank you for the reminder. Kim is so good at taking the time to write personal thank you notes and I love that about her.
    She even gave me a sweet little book for my birthday this year, titled “Thank You”….full of personal thank you notes written by others. I recommend this little book if you struggle with finding just the right words to express your thankfulness.

    Happy Thanksgiving sweet friend….your parents are adorable!! What a reason to celebrate, 61 years. <3

    Love and Blessings

  2. Debbie Croley says:

    Aww Gay you are always an encourager and I’m so “Thank” ful you are in my life!!! I hope that your Thanksgiving was amazing and blessed. Yes I’m a proud daughter for sure and blessed to be able to officiate it too!! Great time but good to be home!! <3 ya Deb