One of my three focus words this year (click here for more details) is APPRECIATE. And as a part of that, I’m a soldier in the Thank You Revolution begun by Matt McWilliams. One thing I have committed to doing is to write at least one hand-written thank you note each Thursday.
So I have a Thank You Thursday success story!
Last week, I wrote a note to a co-worker at my nonprofit who has recently taken on a new position, and shared how I felt the positive energy she is bringing to her department and the improvement in the way we serve our clients.
I really meant it and didn’t expect feedback, but this week, she told me how much that note had meant to her.
I love that! I didn’t write it to make myself feel good, but it is nice knowing you have made someone smile and feel better about the work they are doing because it was noticed. And it took me only a minute or two to write out that note.
So you would think that would spur me to be on top of writing notes this week. I’m afraid not.
Here’s my Thank You Thursday near-success confession.
I started the day with good intentions. I had someone in mind to write to, but neglected to stop right then and write out the note. Then the day got away from me. When I got home last night, I realized that I never wrote or delivered a note. Rats!
In the spirit of accountability, I tweeted to Matt:
He tweeted back that it “still counts.”
So with renewed resolve, I pledge to write AND deliver my note(s) next Thursday – and maybe even more on another day. My cards sit out on my desk as a constant reminder to be thankful.
Who have you thanked this week?