Sending someone an unexpected thank you card is a great way to give you both a boost.
I’d like to thank my manager, my agent, my parents, my next-door neighbours, the man who sells me a newspaper in the morning.
We’re all familiar with the Academy Award winners’ speeches, during which it’s evidently de rigueur to publicly express your undying gratitude to everyone you’ve ever rubbed shoulders with.
Nice for those thanked, I’m sure, but maybe a bit meaningless to everyone else?
Underneath it all, however, saying thank you is a fantastic thing to do for all concerned.
It’s wonderful to be thanked, of course. But there’s much to be gained by the thanker, too.
A while ago I bought myself a dozen ‘no message’ greetings cards which I carried around wherever I went.
Then whenever I had a few spare minutes, I wrote a few words of thanks to someone who’d made a difference to me on one of them and popped it in the post.
It was fun (and easy) to do, and the cards seemed to go down well with their recipients.
So why not give it a try yourself?
They don’t all have to be Big thank you’s either. I’m sure the man who sells you a newspaper in the morning will be tickled pink to get one.