Making time to say “thank you”

thank youI sometimes get busy with life, that I forget the small things mean so much to me and to others. I decided to take a moment to write a note to a friend telling him just how much he touched my life. Here is what I said:

Dear Friend,

I wanted to take a moment to tell you exactly how much you mean to me. A few years ago we went through what we both thought was something devastating. I can remember so vividly you coming in my office to let me know it was the hardest decision you have ever had to make, but that you had to let me go as an employee.

I can tell you now, looking back that it was the best thing that ever happened to me. It was heart wrenching at the time and it took a long time to get through the storm. But it was so worth it. I have gone on to touch so many other people, impact their lives in a positive way that I’m here to say thank you.

I want to thank you for changing my life in such a positive way both personally and professionally. I grew leaps and bounds during that devastating time. I learned a lot more about myself, my purpose, and my strengths. That never would have happened if you hadn’t taken the hard road to letting me go.

You were always a good friend and I hope I touched you in a positive way while I was there. But what I want you to know for sure, is that you will always be a blessing in my life. I hope you continue to succeed, grow personally and professionally, and that you know making the tough decisions are sometimes the best thing.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!


This letter could be something you write to an old boyfriend, ex-spouse, co worker, or friend. Though our time was short – you touched my life and I want to thank you for that.

The small things mean so much!


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