Thanks Giving

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We got a letter in the mail.
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An actual letter that had an actual stamp on it.
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It was addressed to Darn Knit Anyway attention Amy.  So I opened it.
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It was a beautiful thank you note.  It was from a woman, who’s mom came into the shop to get a little refresher.  It was a heartfelt letter of gratitude for kindness that we showed to her mom.
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I read it, showed it to Jennifer and immediately felt grateful.  Grateful that I get to be a part of so many lives.  Grateful that this shop I helped create has meant so much in the lives of other people.  Grateful that this is what I get to do each day.
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I didn’t remember this particular women, or her mom.  Which was weird, because the letter included a newspaper clipping of her mom.  Which I read.  She had quite the life.  An entrepreneur like me, running many businesses in her lifetime.
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Then I reread the outside of the card.  It was really addressed to Amy B.  not Aimee.  Not me.  Amy B has been a part of our shop since day 1 and she is the glue that holds Thursday night knitting together!
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For a second, just a split second, I felt bad for myself…that it wasn’t me that got the nice letter.
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Then I was overcome with even more gratitude.  Gratitude to Amy B for opening her heart to our customers.  Gratitude for all of our staff.   I even hate to call them staff, because they are more like family to me.  This letter could have been addressed to any one of them!  All of them have their own stories of how they’ve touched lives here at DKA.  Ask me someday about what Carly did with a Christmas Stocking for someone once.  Whew!
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I am grateful today.
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I am also reminded just how much a simple card in the mail still means.

It’s perfect that tomorrow is Thanksgiving.  I may just spend a few minutes writing a few of my own thank you cards.
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Maybe you have someone in your life that deserves your thanks too?
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Happy Thanksgiving!
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2 Responses to “Thanks Giving”

  1. Amy G. says:

    I met Penelope at open knit last Thursday! She has such a kind and sweet smile. 🙂

  2. Sherri says:

    Aimee, thank you for being you! Happy Thanksgiving to you, your family and all of DKA family.

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