Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Saying Thank you .. on a Budget

My children are wonderful about saying "Thank You" when they are in public or at some one's house. They willing shell out Exuberant "Thank You's" at their birthday parties or when their grandparents bring them little gifts.

But as adults, sometimes those 2 words may fall by the side..

How do you say Thank You?

In some instances, this gesture could include a gift, say for Teacher Appreciation (Which happens to be this month). Do you write a note or a card and send it with your child? Purchase a small gift or provide a donation to the "parent representative" for a class gift?
If you have a shower (Baby, wedding, etc), do you sent the hostess something?

There are so many examples of who and when, but it's the fact that it's done, now that's important!

My children and I always try to find creative ways to say "Thanks!"
We draw pictures and make home-made cards.
It's not above the realm of possibility for me to make a meal or bake goodies to say thanks, as well.

Those words, Thank You, they are so powerful. Sometimes when I say it to a stranger opening a door, or even the cashier at the supermarket, they perk up, as if no one has said it all day. It can make a difference in some one's day.

Photo Credit: totaltrust

You don't have to spend an ounce of money to make someone smile. Your words, a kind smile, these are priceless.

Did you know, that when you are not in the best of moods, a good deed or a kind gesture, can change that? It's true.
Give it a try !!!

Thank You

As a contributor on  Living on Love and Cents in the Helping Others Section, Tara F brings ideas for Giving on a budget.. You can find out more about Tara and her ramblings at 


  1. Great tips! We are teaching our 19 month old to say thank you when he is given something. It can be nice to get creative when saying thanks, and it doesn't have to be expensive either.

  2. Love this. My boyfriend and I take more time in saying thank you for the things we do for each other. I want us to be a good example for our son.


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