Each week, we’ll hear a new This I Believe essay - this time from Michelle Lee, a writer, editor, and former middle school English teacher in Longmont, Colorado. When not playing around with words, she loves to cook, spend time with her two children, play cribbage with her husband, and tackle the New York Times crossword puzzle. No gift, dinner invitation, or gesture of friendship escapes Michelle Lee’s notice. As a dedicated thank-you-note writer, Lee believes expressing gratitude is more than a social grace. It helps her fully appreciate the love and support she receives daily.