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Thank Yous

Japanese Hospitality

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 11.16.2014 | Good News
Anonymous Thank Yous

A few years ago, I was able to make one of my dreams come true -- visit Japan. I had found an inexpensive ticket, and went to the airport floating on ...

Muddy Strangers

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 11.15.2014 | Good News
Anonymous Thank Yous

It was a long day at work. I was so glad to be going home. I climbed into my car and started to pull out of the dirt parking lot, only to stop after...

A Thankful Mom

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 11.10.2014 | Good News
Anonymous Thank Yous

I was flying from Portland, Oregon to Salt Lake City, Utah with my 7 month old son. He is a very good baby, but babies require so much extra gear. I a...

He Saved My Brother From Drowning

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 10.19.2014 | Good News
Anonymous Thank Yous

On a summer day very much like today several years ago I found myself swimming with friends at my neighbor's pool. The day was decidedly ordinary. We swam almost every day in the summer.

Man's Best Friend

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 10.05.2014 | Good News
Anonymous Thank Yous

Yesterday I was on the last leg of a long trip home and was anxious to arrive at my final destination. About ten rows ahead of me was a toddler who ...

Man's Best Friend

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 10.04.2014 | Good News
Anonymous Thank Yous

As soon as the plane touched down on the runway, the child got down into the aisle and toddled over to the man holding the dog. We all watched his tear-stained face as he reached out a hand to pet the small animal.

Sometimes New Yorkers Are the Best

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 09.30.2014 | New York
Anonymous Thank Yous

"The young father's enthusiasm was contagious. I guess he just wanted to let loose a bit. Thank you for sharing your passion for life, it made my night and everyone else's."

Small Things Make a Big Difference

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 09.14.2014 | Good News
Anonymous Thank Yous

Yesterday morning, I went to Cracker Barrel for breakfast. Someone with me said, "I feel sorry for that lady sitting by herself." We said, "Go say ...

More Than Just Customer Service

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 09.09.2014 | Good News
Anonymous Thank Yous

I was walking home a little while ago on the Upper West Side around midnight when I caught my shoe on a sidewalk crack just as I tried to dart across a street before the traffic light changed.

5 Stories That Will Make You Smile

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 09.01.2014 | Good News
Anonymous Thank Yous

While hiking in Muir woods a car suddenly drove off the road into a river. Immediately 3 separate groups of strangers stopped and began sprinting to the scene.

He Passed It Over and Over Again

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 08.23.2014 | Good News
Anonymous Thank Yous

My 15-year-old son was on a community basketball team along with many other boys his age. On this team of teenage boys was one special needs boy the team all loved. This boy had a signature spot where he would go stand and the team would pass him the ball.

She Irritated Me In Every Way

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Anonymous Thank Yous

A few weeks ago I was sitting in line at a drive-up waiting to order breakfast. I was running late and was irritated at the world for my tardiness....

Holiday Thank You Note Etiquette

Dana Holmes | Posted 03.03.2013 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

While the twenty-something-year-old in your family might be tempted to only communicate this way, your aunt, uncle, and grandparents certainly aren't. Set a good example and encourage "thank you" writing all around.

Forget The Gifts. They Deter Donors From Giving

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.08.2012 | Impact

Not sure what to give potential donors to entice them to cut you a nice, big check? Try nothing. A recent study conducted by Yale researchers Geor...

How Many Acknowledgements Should An Author Include In A Book?

guardian.co.uk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Acknowledgements are one of the few places in a book when a writer can break out of their fictional world and address readers in their own voice. This...