This is a thank you for a thank you, and is often overlooked. When you get to the end of your rope, doing and doing for everyone else in your life, hearing a thank you can break the dam of pent-up emotions. Knowing that someone appreciates what you're doing can lift a terrific burden and is a gift in and of itself. One good turn deserves another. Sending a thank you in the form of a note or an email, or just a phone call, can mean the world.

Addie Johnson in A Little Book of Thank Yous