I'm not sure why it struck me so strongly today, but it did. Maybe it's because I'm not always so great at following-up with thank-you's myself. Maybe it was a selfish motivation to inspire others to thank me. At the moment, I can't tell whether self-reflection or self-protection really triggered me today. I just know that Diane's thoughts resonated strongly, and I want to add my two-cents to her comments by way of asking a few reflection questions for all of us to consider.
- Why haven't I taken action to genuinely thank someone who has gone out of their way to help me?
- What is stopping me from acting with common courtesy?
- Is it really that hard to just say “thank-you?”
I'm asking myself these questions today. In the name of common courtesy, will you join me?
(BTW – In case I've failed to properly thank you for your contributions to the blogosphere and for your encouragement to me, I would like to say: “Thank-you Diane. I've learned alot from you.”)