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Thanking Those Who Helped During an Illness

Posted on June 29, 2015

If you or a loved one have recently recovered from an illness, or are still struggling through one, whether brief or long-term, you may have some folks you’d like to thank for providing a helping hand during recovery.

Depending on the severity of your injury, it may be difficult to thank them in the way you would prefer. It can be difficult, especially if you’re still dealing with the effects of your illness or injury to find a way to thank those who have helped you, but there are plenty of things you can do, even while resting and recovering at home.

Send a thank-you note. Sometimes the simplest things are the most meaningful. Sending a handwritten note to those who have helped you is an easy and heartfelt way to express your gratitude. Simply drop your note in the mailbox and you’re done. If you’re in need of stamps, you can purchase them online, from the comfort of your own home, through the United States Postal Service.

Provide a meal. Nothing expresses gratitude like a home-cooked meal. If you’re feeling up to it, take the time to prepare your helper your signature dish, or their favorite dish. Invite them over for a nice dinner and enjoy some good conversation. If you don’t have the ingredients on hand to whip something up, or you can’t get to the store, many grocery stores offer delivery services. Or if you don’t feel up to putting on your chef’s hat just yet, arrange to send them a Meal Gift, or have one delivered that you can enjoy together.

Pamper them. They took the time to care for you, why not return the favor with the gift of a little care for them. A trip to the local spa is a great way to say “thank you” for someone providing a helping hand. From facials and massages, to manicures, pedicures, and a host of other services, there’s sure to be something suitable. If you’re well on your way to recovery, schedule a spa treatment you can enjoy together or put together a gift basket with some at-home pampering products such as bath salts, facial masks and scrubs, scented lotions, and a nice candle.


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