Writing thank you notes to all the leaders and partners from the mission trip is a nice way to spend the first afternoon back in the office. It kind of lets you re-live the best thing about any mission trip, which is the people. It gives you an excuse to swim in gratitude for as long as it takes to thank everyone you need to.
Yesterday I exhausted the remains of my supply of the ban.do note cards I snapped up in bulk from the clearance shelf at a Starbucks over a year ago, so I had to walk to the local Papyrus store to get some more. The new ones are fine–nature pictures with Thoreau quotes–but they’re less fun. The old ones were bright pink and said things like, “You’re Killing It.” I loved those.