Context is the birthday congratulation note and it contains phrase "thanks for funny jokes and interesting lessons".
Should we put "the" before the "jokes"?
Similarly, should we say "thanks for (the) condolences" or other not exactly defined amount of something abstract? E.g. in contrast to "thank for the letter" (which I just received from you).
I'm trying to fathom this with logic - it seems that "thanks for ALL THE jokes" would be suitable because it becomes definite: I do remember them all and believe they all deserve being thanked for. But without "all" it seems "the" is optional?
Thanks for (the) hints and explanations!
P.S. I understand we can put "your" instead of "the" to be sure.