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EMAIL-Thank You

The reality of email thank-you’s, much like email itself, is a degree of emotional distance: an email to your grandmother is simply not as personal as a note written in your own hand. So if you have a casual relationship with the gift giver and you correspond via email regularly, an email thank-you may be appropriate. For most other people, the written thank-you is your best bet for an expression of warm, heartfelt thanks. The last thing you want is for someone to be disappointed when her hand-knit scarf is acknowledged with a loud, animated e-card.(Emily Post)

I think the more social interaction people have and the century old thank you note is irreplaceable!  It really bothers me that we are so techie nowadays.  Our information is now at our fingertips; however, we are loosing human interaction.

It’s not important how many “friends” you have on facebook or myspace.  It’s become a challenge, a status symbol  how many “friends” you can make.  Why?  Keep your real friends.  Appreciate them. Give them your quality attention.  That’s what I am trying to teach my children.  It’s not about the quantity, but the quality of real friends that watch your back!

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