Updated: Aug 3, 2019
I get to work with 4 young hitters today. Four 1 hour sessions back to back to back to back, which is exciting, and will no doubt be action packed...and I will very likely have little feeling in my right arm by the time it's all said and done.
With a long day in the cages ahead of me, I decided to go in early and get some work done in the office.
August is a slow month on the work front with no obligations to in the office until the last week and a half or so...but that doesn't mean there isn't work to be done.
My first stop this morning was my mail box, which I rarely check, especially during the summer months, because 9 times out of 10, there's nothing in there.
This morning, it contained a small envelope. Inside the envelope was a hand written thank you note from a young man who was on the team that I had the privilege to coach during the week I spent at Vanderbilt Baseball's prospect camp in July.
It was postmarked July 15th, so it's likely been there a while...oops.
Those three sentences made my morning.
Pretty cool feeling.
Don't underestimate the power of a handwritten thank you note. They could have a profound impact on the receiver. They will also have an impact on you, the sender, as you productively practice gratitude, a well researched practice with proven benefits.
Find things to be thankful for. Find ways to express your gratitude. A couple of handwritten sentences on a note card could change someone's life.
And to steal an idea from Tim Corbin, if you don't have stamps or envelopes or faith in the postal service, write your thank you note, take a picture, and text or e-mail it to the person you are thanking. This will carry far more weight than simply typing your message.
Don't take my word for it...