Oddly enough, I find writing Thank You emails to be one of the hardest parts of my job. I run an organization completely off the generosity of other people, and when people collectively pour so much into something I love, writing a thank you doesn't seem nearly enough. And that leaves me feeling uncomfortable (maybe it's pride?). It is such a humbling experience to say thank you and know I might not ever be able to do the same for them. I could never fully repay everyone's kindness and generosity and so I just say thank you and accept it and hope that I can be generous to a fraction of the number of people I have seen be generous in my life.
My grandma taught me that saying "no" to a generous offer just because you get that awkward uncomfortable "why would you be so nice to me?" feeling....is stealing someone else's joy.
I think a life well lived constantly balances the vulnerability to accept help from other people and the insight and generosity to give it whenever possible. I'm not saying I am good at it, but I am certainly surrounded by a lot of people who are. So, thank you. You lovely, generous people.