Hacks Newsletter Week 156 – Giving Thanks


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Holiday Hack:  Giving Thanks

As Hanukkah is underway and Christmas inches closer day by day, there are two mantras we abide by in our home:
(1) You must always write a handwritten thank you note – mailed via snail mail – for each gift received;
(2) Best to write the notes as you receive the gifts (easier to do during Hanukkah than Christmas, I admit!) in order to avoid the pile-up of thank you’s after. 

Life Hack #92: Write Handwritten Thank You Notes

(For kids’ birthdays, we often require opening one gift/writing one note before opening the next gift to keep everyone honest.)

Most important, especially when giving thanks in the digital age, the simple act of writing a handwritten acknowledgment demonstrates thoughtfulness and gratitude, and may even inspire surprise and delight.


On that note, as this year comes to a close, I would like to express my thanks and gratitude to all my loyal readers.  I hope you have enjoyed reading my hacks as much as I have enjoyed sharing them with you. 

And, since no good deed goes unpunished, I would be remiss in not reminding you that it’s never too late to give the gift of hacks this Holiday Season! Find the books here:


HARDCOPY: Leadership & LIfe Hacks: Insights from a Mom, Wife, Entrepreneur and Executive – Find the hardcopy on Amazon here for $14.92, Kindle version here for $9.99. 

For bulk corporate orders that include personalizations to each of your friends, family, and/or colleagues, email me at info@ajrventures.com

PAPERBACK: Hacks for the New World (aka: 19 Leadership and 19 Life Hacks for the Covid-19 Era…and beyond). Find it here for only $6.99 print, $3.99 Kindle. 

AUDIBLE – narrated by yours truly! Leadership and Life Hacks: Insights from a Mom, Wife, Entrepreneur and Executive. Find it here.

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