Giving Thanks

By Sara Urquhart. Photography by The Day Book.

This is the perfect time of year to think about—and thank—the people who’ve made a difference in your business and your life this year. Commit to letting them know how much you appreciate what they’ve done for you.

Who’s taken an interest in you this year, answered your questions, or inspired you to greatness in one way or another? You probably have a long list of people to thank, but be reasonable. Can you reach out to ten people? Or just five? Maybe only one? That’s fine. The most important thing is to do it!

While a personal, handwritten note with a stamp and a postmark has value, I know finding the right card and hunting down an address might keep some of us from doing it at all, so my best advice is to do whatever works. If you need to, keep it simple by writing an email or making a phone call. Taking time to express your thanks is more important than the way you do it.

Give yourself a deadline—how about November 30?—and report back. We’d love to hear your experience.


Eden Hensley

Marketing creative, community engagement specialist, technophile, photographer, food and wine enthusiast, and the founder and editor-in-chief of The Road to The Good Life, a lifestyle blog about appreciating and enhancing your life by being grateful for the "haves" instead of lingering on the "wants." There you will find personal stories about my life and family weaved in with real-life, achievable entertaining tips, recipes for hearty home cooked meals, and DIY projects for capturing and sharing memories. I believe the best place to swap stories is over a shared meal, preferably a Thai-meal served family style, and teach an online introduction class to Thai Flavors and host the Family Dinners at The Station supper club in San Francisco.