Handwritten correspondence is a lost art. Despite the fact that it is in poor etiquette to do so, I will be the first to admit that I would prefer to send a thank you email or text than to write a note of appreciation. Today I forced myself to sit down and write charming thank you notes for the gifts I received over the holidays. I am pretty proud of the fact that I remembered to use stationery and personalize each one. While it would have been effortless to exaggerate and ramble, I did not. I went the extra mile and penned a few for the most trivial of things. I know the extra effort will go a long way and made me feel better for taking the time to be thoughtful and sincere.