This Thanksgiving I learned the true power of a simple “thank you.” A little gesture, a little hello, or even a little phrase such as, “Happy Thanksgiving,” can go a long way.
All it took me was about an hour or two of sitting down on my phone, scrolling through my contacts list saying thank you to people who have impacted me this year. A message could have been a simple, “Happy Thanksgiving,” give or take a few smiley faces and exclamation points; or a message could have been a more detailed explanation of why I am thankful for said person.
The response has been incredible. I honestly did not expect many people to text me back. I thought it would just be passed off as another regular holiday greeting. However, people have been so loving in their messages back to me. One response from a classmate of mine for only two months read, “Thanks for remembering me.” All I said was “Happy Thanksgiving,” without any extra punctuation marks, emoticons, or letters—just a plain greeting. The response I got back was powerful to say the least. Others were warm holiday greetings in reply, scattered throughout the day and night (or even the next few days after). I could tell that some were very touched by my messages.
It’s an incredible feeling. A simple thank you and a simple greeting that took me only a couple hours to compile has turned into
days a lifetime of received gratitude and happiness.
I’ve been so blessed to have met such incredible people. The least I can do is pay it forward and give a little bit of thanks their way.
“I got a fan letter from a young lady. It was a suicide note.
So I called her, and I said, “Hey, this is Jimmy Doohan. Scotty, from Star Trek.” I said, “I’m doing a convention in Indianapolis. I wanna see you there.”
I saw her — boy, I’m telling you, I couldn’t believe what I saw. It was definitely suicide. Somebody had to help her, somehow. And obviously she wasn’t going to the right people.
I said to her, “I’m doing a convention two weeks from now in St. Louis.” And two weeks from then, in somewhere else, you know? She also came to New York - she was able to afford to got to these places. That went on for two or three years, maybe eighteen times. And all I did was talk positive things to her.
And then all of the sudden — nothing. I didn’t hear anything. I had no idea what had happened to her because I never really saved her address.
Eight years later, I get a letter saying, “I do want to thank you so much for what you did for me, because I just got my Master’s degree in electronic engineering.”
That’s…to me, the best thing I’ve ever done in my life.”
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This Thanksgiving I’m thankful for this very special and amazing person to be part of my life. My partner in everything from Barkada dances to life and friendship, I could never be more grateful. You’re the best, Alexis! Love you 👫😊❤️! (at Boston College)
Got to be on TV, representing @nubarkada to talk about @northeastern’s Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts. Thank you @belmontmedia for having me!! #StayClassySanDiego #Anchorman #WorldStar (at Belmont Media Center)
Bob Goff (Love Does, p.80)
A little late, but we were Quailman and Patti Mayonnaise for Halloween 👫🎃! #Doug #Quailman #Halloween
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