Friday, August 3, 2007

A Thank You A Day Keeps The Sadness Away

TAMPA, Fla. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A thank you a day, keeps the grumpiness away.

At least that’s according to etiquette expert Peggy Post, who is judging the first ever “Thank You Contest” now through August 24, in honor of National Thank You Day next month.

Post was inspired to start the contest – which encourages people to write a 150 word thank you letter to someone who affected their lives – after she found out that 90 percent of Americans feel they don’t say thank you enough.

As she puts it, “It’s good to instill the importance of ‘thank yous’ at a young age so people carry it with them throughout their entire life – this contest is a good reminder for everyone.”

The most sincere thank you letter will win a sweet $20,000 prize.

Says Post: “Saying thank you and sending a letter will get you ahead in life and it just makes people feel good. I say anything that brightens someone’s day is a good thing.”

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