Let's teach our kids how to write thank you notes!

The Little Farmer had a great summer full of fun.  Many of his activities were sponsored by a business or family in the community.  My mom has impressed upon me the importance of writing thank you notes to those sponsors.

In my job I’ve had the chance to interact with lots of people and to sponsor programs.  I’ve taken notice of people that take the time and effort to say thank you and how sincerely they do so.

I want Henry to “have an attitude of gratitude”.

So when he won a prize in pedal tractor pulls, got a ribbon and dollar bill in pee-wee showmanship this summer, he wrote thank you notes.

Hartford Fair Pedal Tractor Pull
Hartford Fair Pedal Tractor Pull
pedal tractor pull class winner
1st place and the only full pull in his class!
pee wee swine showmanship
Pee-wee swine showmanship. What a great hands on opportunity to learn and have fun!
Street fair pedal tractor pull.  Another award!
Street fair pedal tractor pull. Another award!


To help prompt him and teach him the flow of a good thank you note I wrote out the words, and he copied them in his own writing.

Let's teach our kids how to write thank you notes!
Let’s teach our kids how to write thank you notes!

I plan to continue working to live and share an attitude of gratitude.

Thank you mom for setting a great example!  And thank you to those who help sponsor great activities for little people!

3 thoughts on “Let’s Teach Our Kids to Be Thankful”

  1. Totally agree! My parents, as well, instilled in me the importance of sending thank you notes. I hope that I have passed that on to my own children and grandchildren. I very much appreciate being the receiver of one!

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