Something to read and cherish

Former First Daughter, Jenna Bush Hager, 35, has a grandfather who is known for handwriting thank-you notes. She says, “…It’s important to write letters to let people know how you feel and to make sure they know how grateful you are for whatever they’ve done. My grandfather was a terrific letter writer… and not just…

Do me a favor?

Amy Dickinson, who has a column called “Ask Amy”, received a letter from a lady who is a step-mom and a little bit peeved that the grandchildren aren’t sending thank you notes. She says, “I would take a text of thanks or a phone call.” Amy advised, “You can ask the parents, ‘Hey, could you…

Facebook Amnesia

I like what the co-founder of this stationery line, Sugar Paper, says. “Letters get tucked away and saved. Stationery is an extension of personal style.” Please Share

Heart of a Poet.

The other night, I heard Bill Murray talking with Jimmy Kimmel about his secret love of poetry. To my delight, he read one of his favorite poems out loud. It was “What the Mirror Said” by Lucille Clifton. If you look on the right-hand side of this page from Oprah magazine, you’ll get familiar with…

Productive bullets.

http://bulletjournal.com/ I just read about an old-school analog version of how to keep a calendar. It’s called “BuJo”, short for “bullet journaling”. It’s blowing up on social media, they say.  And it’s a way to streamline all those nasty, endless “To Do” notes in one place. It’s on paper.  Isn’t that a revolutionary concept? I’m…

Mark Zuckerberg’s vow to write a ‘Thank You’ every day for a year.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/on-leadership/wp/2014/02/05/a-thank-you-note-from-mark-zuckerberg/ My mother sent me a note that MARK ZUCKERBERG, founder of FACEBOOK (and fellow resident of my hometown Palo Alto) — made a vow of self-improvement in 2014 … his goal to write a ‘thank you’ note every day. “It’s important for me, because I’m a really critical person. I always kind of see…