2.11I keep a box of Thank You Notes and roll of stamps on my desk.

Whenever someone does something nice for me, I write a short message and drop the note in the mail box. The recipient is always surprised to receive the hand-written note and he/she gushes with joy as they talk about it. Sending those notes don’t take much effort, but the return on investment is huge. Expressions of gratitude mean so much.

I also encourage my children to develop spirits of gratitude. They are required to write thank you notes and show appreciation. In addition, our family has a tradition called The Thankful Box. This habit of documenting things we’re thankful for helps us to remain grounded and grateful for all of our blessings.

It’s important to remember that giving someone a meaningful thank you isn’t just a once a year gesture. Expressing gratitude is a heartfelt way to show those important to you that you truly appreciate them every day.

Have you taken the time to tell someone “thank you” lately? If not, think of who you’d share a meaningful thank you with if you had the chance. To help you show your appreciation, I’d like to offer one Mocha Dad reader the opportunity with say thank you with a box of Merci chocolates.

Merci chocolate offers a delicious assortment of rich dark and milk chocolates in a box that is perfect for gift giving. There are 20 individually wrapped pieces of chocolate in each gift box in luxurious flavors such as Hazelnut-Crème, Coffee and Cream, Dark Cream, Milk Chocolate, Dark Mousse, Praline-Crème and Hazelnut-Almond.

The Merci chocolates will be bundled in Joy of Thank You Kit which includes valuable tips on giving meaningful thank yous and toasts. Each Joy of Thank You Kit includes:

· A box of Merci chocolates to share

· Four elegant champagne flutes

· A festive popcorn container

· A list of tips to help you share meaningful thank yous and toasts

To enter the giveaway, answer the following question in the comments section:

Who would you like to tell, “Thank You.”

Additional Entries (These entries will be counted only after the required entry has been submitted)

Mocha Dad’s “Say Thank You with Merci Chocolates Giveaway” starts on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 and ends on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 11:59 a.m. (CST), and is open to all Mocha Dad readers, subscribers, and/or fans 18 years old and older in the continental U.S. No purchase required. Relatives and employees of Mocha Dad Media are not eligible to win. You are also ineligible if you’ve won a prize from this website within the past 30 days. One (1) winners will be chosen via Random.org and announced soon after the ending date. You must leave your contact information to collect your prize. If a winner does not respond within 3 days, a new winner will be chosen. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received compensation and/or one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. All opinions are my own. Total prize value is $25. Allow 3-6 weeks for giveaway fulfillment.