Who has made a personal investment in you – over the years?
Our obvious choices could be parents, grandparents and siblings – but what about friends and co-workers, faith-examples, those who taught you the basics and that person who is an expert in your field of interest who taught you what you needed, at that time you needed it… the supporters, the encouragers, the ones who just loved you at the moment you needed it…
I’m thinking we have people who have invested in our successes, and in our times of failing forward – all through our lives in all areas…
Express gratitude – send a note!
There’s a book about gratitude called “A Simple Act of Gratitude: How Learning to Say Thank You Changed My Life” by John Kralik. He sent 365 “thank you” notes to people over a year and it changed his whole perspective on life. It changed his relationships with people closest to him and those from the past. It made his life better in every way. Just one note of gratitude every day.
Now, you don’t need to do 365 notes… just do one note – today.
One person. One person who made a personal investment into who you are today.
One note to say “thank you for investing in me”…
One “thank you” – it won’t take long…
I encourage you to do it the old fashioned way –
with your own handwriting…
and send it via snail mail.
Who will you send a note to, today?
This is part of 30 Days of Thankfulness in 2020 – you can go here to read the original post.
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Here’s the book I referenced above:
A Simple Act of Gratitude: How Learning to Say Thank You Changed My Life by John Kralik
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That is awesome! I like this idea, I think I will do it too.
Thank you for sharing.