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Thank You Notes

You Can't Punish Rudeness by Sending a Dinner Bill to Your No-Show Wedding Guests

Sandy Malone | Posted 10.02.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Rise above any inappropriate or rude behavior of your guests, keep smiling, and be the gracious guests of honor that you wanted to be when you planned your wedding. Never let somebody else's rudeness bring you down on your big day.

A Long Overdue Thank-You Note To Mom

Robyn Passante | Posted 05.07.2015 | Parents
Robyn Passante

Thank you for teaching me how to write my name, put on my own shirt, wash my hands... and all the other little skills you taught me when I was too little to thank you for them.

Dear Teachers: Thank You for What You Did

Rachel Toalson | Posted 05.13.2015 | Education
Rachel Toalson

I hope all students everywhere, and most especially my sons, are gifted with phenomenal teachers like you, who will always be remembered as one who believed. What noble work you do, teachers. Thank you.

To My Husband, On His First Birthday As A Father

Emily French | Posted 06.15.2015 | Parents
Emily French

Too often, we focus on the needs of mama and baby and forget that new dads need love and support too. For many, they are the glue bonding new families together, carrying out silent acts of tenderness between the seams.

Saying Thanks To The Girl Who Broke My Leg

Abigail Cuffey | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Abigail Cuffey

The long-term effects of my injury remain to be seen, but for now, my rod reminds me that it's a privilege and a gift to be able to move freely.

Passenger's Uplifting Thank-You Note To Pilot Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.01.2015 | Good News

It never hurts to say "thank you." Bethanie, an appreciative flyer who splits her time between Spain and England, apparently knows this better than...

Awesome Senior Prank Reminds Principal Why He Loves His Job

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 03.18.2015 | Good News

A senior prank is often an opportunity for high school students to make some mischief. That's why North High School Principal Sherman Padgett in Wichi...

Is there a Better Way to Thank and Reprimand? A Personal, Successful Tale Named Flip

Karthik Rajan | Posted 04.24.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

Overall, the flip has helped me tenderly cultivate more profound relationships - the one measure that matters to all of us, instinctively or otherwise. What more can one ask for in life?

The Power of Appreciation

Alex Lyman | Posted 04.25.2015 | College
Alex Lyman

The art of the thank you note has evolved over the years. It used to be when you received a gift, or someone helped you in some way, you would send a note to express your appreciation for their efforts.

Jimmy Fallon Calls Out Valentine's Day In The Best Way

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 02.14.2015 | Comedy

Jimmy Fallon's "Thank You Notes" don't have a lot of love for Valentine's Day. In his weekly segment, the "Tonight Show" host called out classic tr...

I Gave, You Received, Now Thank Me, Darn It!

Lee Gaitan | Posted 04.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lee Gaitan

If my recent experiences with gift recipients are any indication, however, I needn't lose sleep worrying that I will be swept away by a giant wave of gratitude any time soon.

A Wellness Checkup for the Digital Soul

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 03.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kristi York Wooten

If the norm for thoughtfulness now comes in a package of 140 characters or less, then so be it. Yet, let us never underestimate the power of our words in this new age of brevity. There are no shorter or easier ways to say 'I love you.'

Here's The Reason For Netflix's Countdown Between Episodes

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 01.24.2015 | Comedy

Have you ever wondered why Netflix has that countdown between episodes? Well, that worrisome thought will never interrupt your binge-watching again. ...

John Travolta Is Very Thankful For 'Dick Poop'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 01.17.2015 | Comedy

Adios, Adele Dazeem! Though everyone seemed to have a good time when Cheryl Boone Isaacs accidentally said "Dick Poop" at the Oscar nomination anno...

National Thank You Month: A Professional Reminder

Diane Gottsman | Posted 03.10.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

In our digital world, there is something magical about getting a stamped letter with our name written on the front. The best part is that with the right supplies, the entire process takes less than five minutes.

January Is National Thank You Month: How to Write the Perfect Thank-You Note

Jacqueline Whitmore | Posted 03.06.2015 | HuffPost Home
Jacqueline Whitmore

January is National Thank You Month, the perfect opportunity to pause and express your gratitude. While an email or text message is nice and a phone call is fine, nothing conveys heartfelt thanks or leaves a lasting impression better than a handwritten note.

5 Life Lessons We Can Learn From Thank You Notes

Nell Minow | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Nell Minow

This is one communication that can only be done old school -- no emails or texts. It has to be on paper, in an envelope, and mailed. The experience of writing a thank you note does as much for the sender as the receiver.

A New Year's Letter to My Best Friends

Katerina Lopez | Posted 02.28.2015 | College
Katerina Lopez

I cannot begin to explain how much you mean to me. But clearly I'm going to try. I have known some of you for nearly a decade and others for less than a year.

You'll Never See These Holiday Traditions The Same Way Again

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 12.20.2014 | Comedy

Well, there go your holiday memories. Jimmy Fallon's "Thank You Notes" just revealed the truth behind some of your favorite holiday traditions, and...

Jimmy Fallon Jokes His Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 12.13.2014 | Comedy

Jimmy Fallon joked about a tragic family Christmas story on Friday, and it was oddly pretty catchy. As usual, "The Tonight Show" host was running a...

The Sound a Thank You Makes

Hildy Gottlieb | Posted 02.08.2015 | Impact
Hildy Gottlieb

I dialed with a fever. I forgot about the week behind me, where the mountain of work had overshadowed the reasons we were doing the work in the first place. I listened to donor after donor tell me what amazing things we were doing, and how they wished they could give us more.

The Lost Art of Writing Thank You Notes -- Guidelines for Brides and Grooms

Sandy Malone | Posted 01.31.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Unfortunately, the etiquette of wedding thank you notes is suffering from this basic skill set that parents didn't teach the newest generation of brides and grooms. It's time to do something about that.

Here's Proof You've Been Thankful For The Wrong Reasons

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 11.29.2014 | Comedy

When you go around the table at Thanksgiving to see what everyone is thankful for, answers often include family and friends. While all those tradi...

A Thank-You Note To My Daughter's Kindergarten Teacher

Justine Solot | Posted 01.24.2015 | Parents
Justine Solot

You teach her about sentences, periods and question marks. At home, she draws pictures and labels them, sounding out each syllable of each word. A blanket of sentences and drawings cover our tables and floors.

Who's Packing Your Parachute?

Darren Hardy | Posted 12.30.2014 | Business
Darren Hardy

Charlie laid awake that night thinking about all the times he had walked through the long narrow room, below sea level on the aircraft carrier, where the men sat at tables packing the parachutes.