Today in my email box I received three small thank you notes from clients, and two from professional colleagues.
It made my day!
Got me thinking as well: How rare and the gracious a written “thank you” has become today.
When you take a few minutes to write your appreciation for a meeting, a meal, a piece of advice, or a favor you are increasing your endorphins and those of the recipient. And, you probably encourage more help, caring and attention in the future. A thank you note really does not take much time but it does require attention and discipline to execute. The more specific you can be about what was appreciated, the more effective your communication becomes.
Our hectic days can become overpowered by annoyances, little jabs to our sense of wellbeing, rushing, pressures and uncivil interactions.
What do you focus on?
If you look for opportunities to show gratitude, you will increase your perception of generosity, caring and friendship.
During a typical busy day, do you note others’ kindness?
Start a “showing appreciation” project. You may be surprised at how it makes your day!