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Proper gratitude


As a grandmother, I agree with Dorothy Bradley ("Thank-you notes," Readers' Forum, March 13) that it is disheartening that expressed thank you's have eroded from our society's civil and caring practices. A thank-you note represents respect and deference to the person receiving it.

I have let go of feeling hurt or slighted because others, especially those close to me, fail to reciprocate with proper appreciation. I certainly wish my grandchildren and others, would follow proper examples of gratitude and embrace it into their characters. A person without gratitude is to be pitied because gratitude is a bedrock attribute of great character.

Despite any disappointment, I try to remain undeterred in my own gift-giving and acts of kindness along with sincere expressions of appreciation and grace.

Elmary Davidson