I actually intend for Wednesday's to be devoted to the art of writing, but I was distracted by the Spring Storms. For now, this will have to do.
I once read somewhere, perhaps it was King's On Writing, that the shorter the piece that one is writing, the more difficult it is to successfully complete. The smaller work requires a more tightly written, non-fat approach. The novella is more difficult than the novel. The short story even harder and the poem still more so.
My point is we should return to a more civil age and take the time to hand write (not an email, a post or a tweet) a personal thank you to someone. I guarantee they will be surprised and you'll make them smile.
Oh, and in the professional world, it could even land you a job. Stacey once sent a follow up thank you after she was not offered a job. The person who was hired didn't work out and the hiring partner remembered her thank you note and called her back in.