Say Thank You Everyday

As we head into the week of Thanksgiving, it's the perfect time to reach out to say thank you to people who have made a difference in your life, personally and professionally.  With so many ways to do this now, text/email/IM/tweet/call/Facebook/Skype, it's easier than ever.  There's no reason not to reach out to someone everyday. It doesn't have to be a grand gesture.  Just a quick thought letting someone know that you appreciate them is touching regardless of the avenue you take to do it.

I personally love giving handwritten notes because it's awesome to receive them.  I hope the people I send them to feel the same way.  I try to mail a few every week to different people in my life.  Getting a card when you aren't expecting it is that much better.  I also hold on to the cards people send me.  I glance at them every once in awhile, more than I do with other forms of communication.  It makes an impression that lasts longer than the others too.  

The cards I receive from young sports pros not only stand out, but also make an impact on who I am.  They thank me for helping them, but really they are helping me too.  My friends who have been in the business for awhile also suprise me with notes.  I don't always realize that a conversation we have makes a difference, but the truth is, we never stop leaning on people.  And when we do, we need to let them know that we are grateful.

How have you thanked people this year?

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