The Importance of Sending a Thank You Note

Today I received a thank you note that was so powerful it changed my publisher’s note.

Some months I struggle with a topic to write about, and this was one of those months. Then, on deadline day, I walked into my office to find a note that was so good it moved me to tears and changed my thinking. It got the creative writing juices flowing.

I hear quite often that new executives and young adults have lost the art of sending thank you notes. I am sure every parent tells their children to send thank you notes for wedding and baby gifts. You need to acknowledge the person who gave you a gift so they know you received it.

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I say that is not the only time you send a note. You also send a note when you know someone needs a lift, a special word from you that brings them joy and encouragement.

I am guilty of needing to send more notes to coworkers, friends and family to acknowledge hard work, life’s challenges and special moments. Today I plan to schedule thank you time in my calendar — time I spend on a weekly basis to reach out to someone.

You do not realize the impact of a snail mail thank you note — not an email or text, but an envelope addressed to someone. It can be the best present you ever send. It moves you when you receive one, so become the mover today. I know you have someone in your life to thank and encourage.

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There is power in a thank you note. Send one today.

Thank you for reading.

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