I absolutely love getting an encouraging note from someone telling me they appreciate me or my work.
My number one love language is Words of Affirmation. Words drive me. I constantly struggle with self-doubt and always wonder if I’m ever making an impact on the world around me.
For International Women’s Day in 2018 I decided that I need to show appreciation to the women I look up to as positive role models every day. I messaged several of them on Facebook with a simple note saying I appreciate what they do and to thank them for being a great role model. The responses I received warmed my heart. They showed appreciation for my message and even offered encouraging words for me. It was exactly what I needed to hear on a day when I felt a little down.
Have you told your role models thank you recently? It may seem weird at first but a simple message of thanks can mean a lot to that person. You may even get a very nice note back!
It’s very simple to do…
Think of the people who you look up to in your life. Are there colleagues that you admire? Does a family member need a “you’re appreciated” note? Has a person you only met a few times inspired you in the past?
It doesn’t have to be a long, drawn out letter. Just a simple, “Hey! I wanted to send you a quick note to say thank you for being such a positive role model! I’m thankful for your friendship!”
I promise it will make the day of whoever you send it to and make you feel great in the process.