I know you think you don't have time...I think the same thing too.

I love to save notes...have a file at home & pin them on a huge bulletin board at our office.

But, if you want to be a stand out these days...there's one SURE FIRE way to do it...

WRITE A NOTE!

There's something very special about this practice....
  1.  Open your box of beautiful custom notecards, peel back the tissue paper & gaze.
  2.  Take a deep breath for the first time in your insane day.
  3.  Focus for 5 minutes. 
  4.  Put pen to paper & express yourself.  
Every single one of those acts is positive for you & the receiver of your words.  In days gone by, the single most intimate form of spilling your guts was in the written word.

It's self-expression staring back at you in an instant & it's your signature style going out into the world, person to person.

My favorite notecards are from IOMOI...aren't they swell?

I'll admit, the nuttier my life has become with busy hubby + child, growing business, social media, & just down-right forcing a little me time...my note writing practice has suffered.  But, I intend to resume this practice pronto & if I don't have anyone to thank, then I'm going to write said person to let them know of my admiration & love (can't imagine I wouldn't have someone to thank).  Otherwise, those beautiful notes are just collecting dust!

Come on...it takes 5 minutes to write that note...give yourself a goal..one a day, one a week..promise you'll benefit too!

If you've really slipped & don't have a box to open, here are some of my favorite picks...notecards have come a long way baby!

From GADABOUT

From Sugar Cookie Cards, love, owner, Ashley Baine...she rocks!

From INK + WIT

And, it doesn't have to be all serious & formal.  The point is to connect on a human level (that doesn't involve technology) & exercise a little old-school charm...what's better?  Bet someone will THANK YOU for their THANK YOU note next time they see you!

We'll talk soon,


Gwen

Images courtesy of moi, Gadabout, Sugar Cookie Cards & INK + WIT

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