We all know (or should know) the positive effect a handwritten or verbal "thank you" has on the recipient. In this day of email, texting and Facebook, the positive effects of a handwritten thank you on the recipient are even greater. Yet, many are still not taking the time to pick up the phone and say thank you, or, better yet, write a personal thank you note. What many may not realize is the positive effect saying (or writing) “thank you” has on the sender. It not only establishes a bond with the recipient, it creates an “attitude of gratitude” within the person giving thanks, says Karen Huck, Chair, Fine Arts and Communication, Central Oregon Community College in a recent issue of U Magazine. This “attitude of gratitude” is good for our mental health, adds Huck. This “attitude of gratitude” is something worth trying. To help you get started, check out this link: http://www.pure-inspirational-thoughts.com/thank-you-quotations.html. One final thought: “Gratitude is the best attitude. There is not a more pleasing exercise of the mind than gratitude. It is accompanied with such an inward satisfaction that the duty is sufficiently rewarded by the performance.”Joseph AdissonThank you for reading this post! Have a great day! Valerie L. Peterson, Esq. Valerie is the Executive Director of ElderCounsel, LLC, an organization providing document drafting software, education and support to elder law and special needs attorneys across the United States.