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Expressing Gratitude with Thank You Notes

Expressing Gratitude with Thank You Notes

Expressing gratitude to all those who made a difference in our lives brings positivity in life, and is a sign of humility. Sometimes words fail us while thanking someone. The samples given here will help you pen a thank you to those special people in your life.
Penlighten Staff
Last Updated: May 31, 2018
"There are no words to match my gratitude, However much like Shakespeare I might write. Above all else, you've shaped my attitude, nurturing me with discipline and light. Knowledge is the least of what you taught, yet that least at least prepared my head. Out of your heart I've learned the things I ought, underscoring words you never said." - Nicholas Gorden

Appreciating people and their contribution in our life is a sign of humility and humanity, and every individual should know about ways to express a 'thank you' beyond/without these two words. A mere thank you is not enough, saying it from the bottom of your heart is important. Positive vibes and heartfelt wishes reach faster than just formal words.

We have so many people in our life to express our gratitude towards, but we rarely find the time and occasion to express our sincere thanks. Some people feel shy or awkward to just say thank you. But you can write a thank you note to those who mean a lot to you. They can be your parents, teachers, friends, spouse, or neighbors; in fact, all those who make your life wonderful; all those who bring joy to your life.

There will be many situations in life, where you'll fall short of words to express your gratitude and your actions will say it all. But in case you cannot be there in person, a thank you note portraying your true feelings, written with the right tone will convey the message.
Sample Phrases
▶ Words are not enough to express my gratitude.
▶ I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
▶ Thanks for time and efforts.
▶ It means so much to me.
▶ Thank you for your thoughtfulness.
▶ How can I show you how grateful I am?
▶ I am humbled by your generosity.
▶ Thank you for being there, when I most needed you.
Sample Notes
Thank You Notes Expressing Gratitude towards Parents
You can surprise your parents with thank you gifts attached to these notes. The expression of gratitude will become much easier with this. The notes like the one below, can serve as a great gift on various occasions like mother's day, father's day, or wedding anniversary of your parents.

Dear Mom and Dad,

I know, you do not need this thank you, but I am doing it for myself. I never said it before, but you are the best parents one could ever get. Lucky me! You really mean the world to me, in fact I saw this world through your eyes. You gave me the wings to fly and explore this world on my own. Thank you very much for the love, care, and affection you showered me with. I may not be able to ever return that to you, but I want to say, I LOVE YOU! And thanks for being the most cherished people in my life.

Love you,
(your name)
Notes Expressing Gratitude towards Spouse
You can send such notes and gratitude examples to your spouse on his/her birthday, your wedding anniversary, Valentine's day, or just randomly to get that dazzling smile on his/her face.

Dear ______,

Hey sweetheart, you know how much you mean to me, but let me say it one more time! You are the most beautiful thing that has ever happened to me. Thank you very much for bringing eternal sunshine to my life. Your smile makes my day and inspires me to do the best of things in life. Thank you very much for that motivation. Sharing life with someone was never so wonderful. Thank you very much my love.

Love you baby...
Truly yours,
(your name)
Notes Expressing Gratitude towards a Friend
You can send notes to your friends, colleagues, or cousins who fill your life with joy. Given below is also one of the creative ways to say thank you to a friend.

Dear _____,

I know you find it weird, but I really mean it. Thank you for being there for me always. I will always cherish those precious moments spent with you. That all-time favorite coffee time gossip, those long drives on the bike at night, 'bird watching' in the college campus, and 'one night before' assignment, and exam preparations. Life was never so youthful, it's your friendship that will keep me young, even as we grow old. Thank you very much for everything.

Love you buddy!
(your name)
A Formal Thank You Note
You can use this note to express your gratitude towards your boss, your teacher, or anybody you respect and cannot be informal with.

Dear Sir/Madam,

I want to thank you for all the support and concern. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience with me. It has helped me immensely in all my endeavors. Thank you for recognizing the spark in me and giving me the opportunity to be what I am today. Thank you.

Yours Sincerely,
(your name)
Thank You for a Gift
When someone sends you a gift, it is important to send them a thank you note and appreciate their efforts. These notes can be short and simple.

Dear _____,

I love my new _____. You literally read my mind. I have been wanting one, since a long time. I don't know what else to say except thank you. Thanks for being so thoughtful!

Yours Sincerely,
(your name)
Now you do not have to wonder about how to write a thank you note. You can use the samples given above, or customize them to give a personal touch. You just have to mean what you write and write what you mean, and your feelings will reach the concerned person.