Think about your successes, your triumphs, the things you have accomplished in life — who was there to support you along the way?
"Soulpancake" asked people on the street to share personal successes and explain who had helped them become successful. Next, participants were given the opportunity to write a letter of thanks to the most supportive person in their lives.
Nice gesture, right?
Soulpancake took this a level higher, taking participants to a telephone booth to call those supportive people — and then read the letters over the phone.
The result? Gratitude, tender emotions, love and a bright moment for both the caller and the person on the receiving end.
All of us have people who have helped, inspired, encouraged, cheered or motivated us to become who we are. Maybe it's one person. Maybe it's several. Teachers, friends, parents, mentors, siblings, grandparents, leaders or perhaps even acquaintances or strangers have said or done things that have helped you succeed.
Make sure you thank the special people in your life who have boosted you when you needed it most. Write a letter or an email, make a phone call, send a text or tell your person face-to-face. Just make sure you do it. If you are unsure of how to get started, read these thank you note tips.
We often don't know the differences we make in the lives of others. Hearing a "thank you" from you may be the best thing you can do for your biggest supporters.
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