With Christmas behind us, a lot of folks either have, or will be sending out "Thank You" notes for gifts they received this year. I'm not so good about writing, but I certainly try and thank everyone for their gifts. Now my mother on the other hand, might just be the champion of thank you note writing. Mom said, "if you want to receive another gift in the future, you better take the time to write about the thoughtful gifts received". What Mom doesn't say is that she enjoys writing and has beautiful penmanship, unlike her son who hates to sit down and write a letter with his chicken scratchings and who thinks his mother may just be showing off with that great handwriting of hers, but I digress...
Two years ago on Christmas, Margie and I spent much of the day dancing with a Rug Doctor carpet cleaning machine. Oh what fun... NOT! However, it was the prelude to us moving into the farms house exactly two years ago today. Since then, I've had occasion to say "thank you" several times for the kindness of our neighbors, and this year is no exception.
I mentioned that I was given the opportunity to help my farming neighbors with corn harvest this year, and I can only hope I was more help than pain. These neighbors also stopped by every day for a month feeding our barn cats when we had a family emergency. I can only say thanks for feeding the cats, and thanks for letting me help with harvest.
The list of folks I owe a thank you to is long especially after Christmas. It's easy to forget about always saying thank you for gifts received, and from the cookies and other goodies dropped by as holiday gifts by neighbors, to the Denver Bronco candy canes received from distant family, all I can say is thanks!