How to Write a Great Note

My three-year-old received a note from Mrs. Martin, the helper teacher who works in her pre-school classroom.  I opened the note and read the words, scripted in pleasing cursive, aloud.

I appreciate you.  Thank you for being such a sweet friend to your classmates.  You always take your turn and ask nicely, and you're fabulous with a glue stick.  I am so blessed to spend my mornings with you!

That's how you write a note.  It doesn't matter if the recipient is three or sixty-three; they'll realize that those words -- those affirming, specific words that identify precise appreciation -- are good words. 

As we ran errands the next day, my daughter spoke up from her car seat behind me.  "I'm fabulous with a glue stick, Mommy."

That you are, little one, that you are.  Thank you, Mrs. Martin, for noticing.  And thank you, especially, for taking the time to write it down.

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  1. Awww, I love this. I especially love that Mrs. Martin knows your daughter and obviously loves and appreciates her... but then she took the time to write the note!

    So special.

    Wishing you a lovely evening.

  2. It was touching, and I emulated her style when I wrote valentines for my girls last week. :)

  3. This is awesome! Our culture needs to write more notes! :)

  4. Agreed! I just made a point to write one yesterday. :)

  5. Francesca WritesHereMarch 05, 2014

    Mrs Martin is a gem. What a lovely thing to do. Something so small in a sense, but so meaningful in another :-)

  6. She is a gem! Sometimes it's those small things that are the most meaningful.


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