I got an email “thank you” from a stranger yesterday.
I love those two little words!
To me they convey the idea that I made a small difference in someone’s life. And that someone took time out of their busy life to acknowledge my action. I don’t need a pat on the back or a reciprocal action or a written note, although each of those has its place in life.
Just those two little words will suffice.
That’s all most of us want- a little attention now and then. We just want to know that our friends and family members recognize that we are making an effort to be helpful and kind and agreeable, just like our moms taught us to be.
I sometimes fail to say thank you, or I express my feelings a little “after the fact”. I think we tend to do that most with the people who are around us every day. We get so accustomed to their kindness that we overlook some of the things they do. I fully admit that I don’t tell my husband “thank you” often enough.
As we embark on the adventure of a new year I want to start by saying THANK YOU to each and every one of you who have taken the time to read my words this past year. I know you have other things to do. I know that my musings are often mundane and my opinions are old-fashioned. But I like to think that you find yourself returning here because once in a while I say something that makes a small difference in your life. I hope that in the coming year I continue to do so.