Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The "Thank You" Note

I was about to type an email to thank a friend for his years of service to the community when I paused and sanity returned,

An email?

I've advised people for years that a handwritten note of thanks means so much more than an electronic mix of letters that reeks of convenience. I was on the verge of violating my own rule.

Shame and scandal.

Sincere sentiments. Stationery and fountain pen. A nice stamp. The man deserves much more. It is the least I can do.

Having said all that, there is a small argument for a thank you via email: better that than no note at all. As the saying goes, the best can be the enemy of the good.

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