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Really Long Thank You Note

When my children were too small to write in full sentences,

I stumbled upon some fill -in- the- blank thank you notes, at a local craft store.

They read:

Thank you for the _____________.

I really love the way ___________.

I have always wanted_____________.

You really made me feel___________.

It was the perfect way for my kids let everyone know how much their birthday or Christmas gifts were appreciated.

Here it is January.

And like every year,

Busy season has left my head spinning.

So I first take a few days,

Then I take a few deep breaths,

Then I eat a “few” leftover Christmas cookies.

And after that, I look back.

Go through all the photographs I have taken in the past year,

Sort them in my files,

As I sort them in my memory.

I have so much to be thankful for.

That’s what got me thinking of those notes I found.

Thank you for__________________________

The opportunity to document your family.

To have a career that fills me with joy every day.

Trusting me to be capture your memories.

I really love the way________________________

You come back to me every year.

I have the chance to see your children grow.

You’re open to my ideas.

Your family’s laughter fills me with happiness.

I have always wanted_____________________

To do something meaningful

To use my talents to make people happy

You really made me feel________________

Like the luckiest person in the world.

Thank you so much.

Here is a look back at some moments that filled my heart with joy this year-

Consider it a really long thank you note.

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