When it comes to gratitude, it’s not just the thought that counts. Encouraging, thanking, and connecting with people depends upon acting on your gratitude. Unexpressed gratitude produces nothing and influences nothing, but when it is transmitted in the world it has tremendous and transformative power.
Even if you’ve been a little remiss on distributing your power, don’t worry– you can always improve, beginning today. Just 10 minutes a day writing a nice note or making a call can add up to more than 60 hours a year of building genuine connections through gratitude.
Why not send someone an email right now? It’s easy:
1. Think of someone who you’re grateful for. Friends, family, and former clients are all great candidates.
2. Paste this line into your email message: Just wanted to let you know how grateful I am that…
3. …then finish the sentence. It doesn’t have to be an essay. It doesn’t have to be a big deal. It does have to be honest.
Here are some examples:
“Just wanted to let you know how grateful I am that you chose me to help you with the sale of your home. It truly was a pleasure working with you.”
“Just wanted to let you know grateful I am that you take such excellent care of the break room. It makes the office so much more pleasurable.”
“Just wanted to let you know how grateful I am that you have supported me from day one of my real estate career. Your faith has made all the difference to me.”
I challenge you to do this once a day for the next thirty days. I suspect you will be amazed by the results.