The Power of Thank You

The other day I got a series of random “thank you” notes. Some came by email, some through the regular mail, and some in person. Wow! I REALLY needed these. Just when I was thinking  “who cares” and started  wondering why I kept doing what I do, a few people stepped in and reminded me.
 
 
Do you ever get thanks? Do you ever GIVE thanks? I am under the impression that for every 100 plus people we impact, we might get one thank you. Perhaps my numbers are way off and it is 1000 to 1. 
 
I think we are all under the impression (I know I am) that those who do something good get a TON of thank you notes and comments, so we need not bother.  
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I resisted this thought last week in my post where I thanked Michael Hyatt and the Platform team for their excellent performance in Platform 13. While I thought I was one out of 150 people (and I may have been), Michael commented back to me HIS thanks for the feedback and that he was going to pass it along to the entire team. Like me, thank you mattered to Michael.
 
What about you?
 
Have you thanked any of these people lately?
  1. Family
  2. Friends
  3. Leaders
  4. Coworkers
  5. Authors (bloggers) who have impacted you
  6. Speakers
  7. Those you never notice but who serve you daily.
  8. Others?

Ways to say thank you

What about HOW you thank people? Here are a few ways I came up with. Some private thank you notes come in the form of:

  1. Money – buying their products
  2. Face-to-face
  3. Email
  4. Snail mail

And some more public forms come via 

  1. Facebook
  2. Twitter
  3. Comments on blogs
If I have a “call to action” for you today, it is to thank those people who are helping you, encouraging you, inspiring you, or just being there for you. They just might need to hear it. And they may need it TODAY.
 
THANK YOU
And in that spirit, I close today by thanking YOU. Thank you for reading and listening.  Thank you for commenting, emailing, tweeting, posting, and giving me feedback. 
 
Question: What other ways have you used the say THANK YOU?

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2 thoughts on “The Power of Thank You

  1. I am posting interesting thoughts from Frances who emailed me:

    I make a point of posting good reviews for services such as bricklaying, carpet cleaning, and handyman services on Yelp. And there is nothing like a sincere compliment on the spot when someone is attentive. I’m writing a letter of commendation to a young manager of a credit union who far exceeded my expectations with my elderly fathers’ accounts. The only way to create the world we want to live in is to appreciate the moments and the people that enhance our life.

  2. I am posting interesting thoughts from Frances who emailed me:

    I make a point of posting good reviews for services such as bricklaying, carpet cleaning, and handyman services on Yelp. And there is nothing like a sincere compliment on the spot when someone is attentive. I’m writing a letter of commendation to a young manager of a credit union who far exceeded my expectations with my elderly fathers’ accounts. The only way to create the world we want to live in is to appreciate the moments and the people that enhance our life.