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.