Thanking someone is not only a good thing to do, it will likely give the other person the warm fuzzies, and give YOU a sense of accomplishment and peace.
A Debt Of Gratitude
There are so many people in our lives to whom we owe some type of a debt of gratitude. Maybe it’s a friend, a relative, a coworker, a random stranger you bumped into, or even a mime (it’s possible)!
In any event, thanking someone is not only a good thing to do, it will likely give the other person the warm fuzzies, and give YOU a sense of accomplishment and peace. Going that extra step and sending a real, tangible thank you card, note, or letter, is also a great way to be remembered, or kept “top- of-mind”.
Just don’t expect to hear anything back from the mime.
I’m a big believer that no success story is a solo adventure. It’s an epic that touches and includes many lives, across many generations, locales, and experiences.
To that end, we should always consider that we shouldn’t just thank the people who got us to our immediate place in life – we should also thank the people who help us along the way.
And hey, don’t be afraid to give credit where credit is due. Believe it or not, your life story is, in a sense, a team effort. A real collaboration.
Though I’m not always consistent with this, I try as often as possible to send a thank you note to anyone who gives me a piece of their time.
This includes people I meet with or people with whom I do interviews, and extends beyond to those who help me solve problems or give me advice.
Who do you know that’s given you their time?
If you sat down right now, who could you give thanks to in your immediate life? Who might you give thanks to that you haven’t connected with in a great while but nonetheless helped you along your path? Think about writing a note to one of each today.
Portions of this article were published in Operation Joy: 10 Things You Can Do Right Now To Inspire Joy In Yourself & Others – AVAILABLE FREE!