Friday, October 23, 2009

Two Little Words...


"Thank You"...two little words, but filled with impact. We stamped these words onto plain white index cards, cut down to size, punched with a hole...



...made two recipes of our favorite "peanut crunch"(recipe in a past post), broke it into pieces, bagged in clear cellophane bags...



...tied with ribbon and completed with the tag.


...put the little packages into a decorated basket. Ready for the hospital. Our tiny token of gratitude to the many doctors, nurses and assistants that helped with the twin's delivery.

Sometimes the daily routines of life can be brightened by a small word or token of appreciation. The daughter helping with this knows this to be true on a firsthand basis. In her world of nursing, she has experienced "thank you" and it always makes a difference. She told me of a company in the city where she lives, that bakes cookies and delivers them, at the request of clients, to their hospital, warm out of the oven as a token of thanks. Our version is not quite that exciting, but the "how", and the "what" you do to express gratitude in any area of life, is not as important as the fact that it is done. Which leads me to the thought on my heart this morning to all of you for all that you did for us during the birth of the twins...THANK YOU!

21 comments:

Cynthia @An Accomplished Woman said...

Judy, what a sweet and lovely idea. You are one talented lady with a big heart.

Marty said...

My daughter is also a nurse and she has shared some precious notes given to her by patients. How sweet of you. Enjoy those little people.

Happy@Home said...

Judy,
Though we have never met, I feel this post exemplifies you perfectly. I can tell that you are a very kind lady who is always thinking of ways to be a blessing in the lives of others. I think your daughter's are taking after you in their thoughtfulness.
I couldn't believe the timing of this post this morning. I woke up today thinking about what I could do to show my appreciation to the CNAs and Hospice workers who were so good to my mom. You have just solved that for me. Thank you. This is a wonderful idea and I am going to Michael's today to look for a thank you stamp and clear bags.

Blessings each day said...

We so often forget people who help us in many ways, often even going out of their way to help us. I worked in a bank and we always appreciated the goodies that customers woudl bring in to us on holidays or as a special thank you (except for this one lady whose cookies smelled like moth balls!).

A lovely idea from a lovely person!

Congratulations again!

blessings and hugs,

marcy

Stacey said...

So very thoughtful! I'm sure that every medical person who passes through will be touched by that effort.

southerninspiration said...

So thoughtful, Judy, and they will love it......as you will love loving on those babies!! :)

suzanne

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Judy~
You are TRULY a mentor...on SO many levels!

What an example you are..of a Godly Mom...with such an amazing servants heart!

You continually teach me...as I go on my journey!

LOVE ya!
Kim~

Tracy said...

Why am I not surprised you would do such a thoughtful and encouraging thing? = ) This is a wonderful idea, and one I plan to look for ways to utilize. It IS amazing what a small taken of appreciation can do to encourage someone's day. Thanks again for yet another blessing! Have a great weekend! = )
Blessings,
Tracy

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Congratulations on your new little grandbabies. What a wonderful blessing!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This is so very thoughtful, Judy, and I would not expect less form you and your family.

I always appreciated when families sent a thank you treat to the nurses when I was working as an RN. A box of candy, a plate of cookies, a basket of fruit --it always brightened our day especially when it came from a patient who went home in good health!

Hope your daughter and babies are doing well!

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Ok Judy~
I've tried to find your "peanut crunch recipe"...but couldn't.

Would you mind sharing it with me? They look YUMMY!!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Judy, you are very special!!

Barb ♥

Just a little something from Judy said...

To Kim, Regarding my peanut crunch recipe. If you go to the category listings at the side of my blog, and click on recipes. On October 18, 2008, I gave the recipe for peanut crunch. I hope you can find it. I have made this recipe hundreds of times and I always get asked for the recipe, thanks to my dear friend who gave it to me. Hope you enjoy it.

Shelley said...

Such a thoughtful and beautifully packaged gift! I know the drs and nurses will appreciate them!

Queenmothermamaw said...

One of the most beautiful Thank Yous I ever saw. They will say, "We were just doing our job." I was a maternity RN at one time. Blessings
QMM

Sassy Granny ... said...

Wow, that's gratitude with feet!

Your "little somethings" are such an inspiration. They're also such an honor to the Lord.

Blessings,
Kathleen

P.S. I'm enjoying grandchildren this weekend too. My daughter's here, along with Rylie (13), Megan (9), and Ava (4). What a blast!

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Dear Judy,
Congratulations on the births of your beautiful twin grand-babies!
I so enjoyed all the pictures of your joyous and memorable, and very special time in your whole families lives! Your daughters are just beautiful! The sweet little twinies are precious!
And thanks for sharing the thoughtful "thank you" idea--its one I will surly remember and use!!
Have a wonderful weekend!
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers-Blessings to You!
Claudia O.

Lauren said...

Is it any wonder that the comments on this post are overflowing off the page? You are one special person Judy -- and you inspire others with your grace and genuine appreciation for life and others.

I feel so blessed by you today... I wish I could leave a basket of treats on your front porch, but instead I'll just say thank you for being you.

have a wonderful Sunday!

Love Being a Nonny said...

wonderful idea. i know yall must be wonderful people.

Lovella ♥ said...

What a wonderful gesture. . and I'm sure very appreciated.

Charli and me said...

Judy this is so thoughtful! I bet the nurses just loved them. Your daughter is right. Nurses love things like this or even a simple thank you. They love smiles too. I treasure them. I bet it really made they're day. You have such a big heart ♥

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