Thank you. Two simple words separately but when combined they are deeply meaningful.
Who doesn’t love to feel appreciated or receive a note as an expression of someone’s gratitude toward you?
At times, saying thank you can be overlooked. We can easily assume that we don’t need to go out of our way to show appreciation to someone over and over again for them to know how grateful we are for them.
In my experience, saying thank you can make all the difference in a person’s life. Recently, I had the opportunity to show appreciation to a friend for her birthday. It wasn’t with the typical birthday card, balloons or cake but a heartfelt letter saying thank you for all she has contributed to my life. In this scenario, what made the thank you extra special was that a vaccine was donated in her name to a child in a poor country. Because she has done so much to make a difference in my life, I wanted to pay it forward to someone else in return.
In an era where creativity and innovation are constantly shaping our world, it is important not to forget mechanisms that are innovative in saying thank you. I could have sent my friend flowers or her favorite cupcakes but celebrating her meant more than tangible things. It meant saying thank you to someone who has made a huge difference in my life and she deserved something much more meaningful.
During this Valentine’s Day season, I encourage you to take it up a notch. Flowers, candy, and a fancy dinner are wonderful ways to show love and appreciation but adding a gift donation in that person’s honor will be the icing on the cake.
Visit our website. Make a donation in honor of those important to you. Ultimately, contribute to meaningful work through celebration.