I am a fan of movies and TV shows where the main character can stop time so they can save the world or at least their love interest. I often fantasize about having the same power, though I must admit my plan is not quite as altruistic. I want to use the time to complete items on my “must do” list before anyone forces me to add new ones. I always have several “send thank you” entries on my list, but each day they get pushed further down the lists by crisis items. Even though Emily Post says it is acceptable to send a thank you note up to a year later, I soon feel too guilty to send a note so long after an experience and drop the item from my list.
While everyone makes News Year’s resolutions, this year I am making Thanksgiving Resolutions. I have decided that it is OK to thank someone for what they have done for you as part of a Thanksgiving greeting, even if the act of kindness occurred years ago. I offer this list as a starting point if you decide to join the Thanksgiving Thank You Movement.
Your mentors. Your first boss, a special teacher, or coach will be touched to know that someone appreciates their efforts years after they provided support.
Your spouse/life partner/ best friend. Because of their constant support it is often hard to find a point to say “Thank You”. Makes sense to send a thank-you for all they have done at Thanksgiving.
Your support team at work. Day in day out they are there for you. You might assume they do it because it is their job; the truth is they are doing it for you.
I cannot end without one more Thank You. Thank You for following the CDI blog and reading my posts.