As yourthank you notes child graduates and heads off to college or the workforce, they may feel ill prepared at the idea of behaving like an adult. With the turn of a tassel, they are now expected to know how to make their way. Many don’t realize that they have the personal power to stand out in the crowd, contribute to others and make a difference in small, yet powerful ways. The thank you note is one such way.

A child’s first brush with formal expressions of gratitude was most likely a crayon-scrawled thank you to Grandma for the five dollars in their birthday card. I am also willing to bet that the note was only completed due to READ MORE.