Ever read articles that tell you how to write a “Thank You Letter” after a job interview? 10 things to note when you write one? Or grab a sample of one from the net? or simply just how to say thank you? Not sure about you, but I always wonder who made these people “gurus” of such matters to begin with. At the end of the day, these pointers are base on their experiences isn’t it? Not yours nor mine.
Do a quick google/yahoo search and you will come across many of such articles on how to write effective “Thank You Letters”. Each claiming to be more effective. Guess how effective will it get when you have everyone writing about the same thing after reading the same article? =p
I mean it’s great to have people sharing their experiences (I do so too =p), but at the end of the day, how you really say thank you really should come from your heart. If you might have notice, the creative ideas that catch people’s attention at the end of the day are fundamentally original ones that came from the creators themselves base on their experience. After all, we’re all unique in our own sense.
Yes, yes, there are times we are lost and not sure how we should go about doing it, even clueless to begin with. But sometimes perhaps being clueless will help you break new ground that others haven’t thought of? Looking at examples tend to set the boundaries of thought sometimes.
Do not discount your ideas and creativity, cause they are uniquely yours and that’s what make you YOU! You should give your ideas more credit than you ever thought so. At the end of the day, all the articles are just options or references (sometimes it’s better not to read them too) from other people’s experiences.
And if you ever need to say thank you in any occasion, be it for a job interview, a simple help, or just to say thank you… Screw The Templates, Say Thank You With Your Heart, Your Way…
It was a simple day out at Sentosa, but nothing beats working with the awesome volunteers that decided to spend their Sunday with low income family kids and sharing with them the joy.
… and I hope that they, in return will come back to help others in need in the future… =)
” In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying Thank You, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.”
- From the book, “Eat Pray Love”
There are so many ways to “say thank you”, and this one is one of my favourite interpretation. Such a heartwarming quote that embraces the spirit of Thank You. One cannot help to feel that the world is full of love and greatness.
Let us help share this
Post My Thanks has come a long way since 2010 when it started out as Project Say Thank You. Back then, everything was done manually where Thank You Notes were received via email, sent out and posted online by myself. It took up quite a bit of my time back then and I decided to stop working on it after about 6 months into the project.
However, after receiving positive feedback and encouragement from users of the site, I decided to revisit the project. I decided to look into an automated version of this project which will take up less of my time and making it easier for everyone to use. With that, came Project Say Thanks You II: Post My Thanks. =)
It wasn’t easy for me to put together this project as I’m not the best tech person around. So I needed quite a bit of advice and support from programmers. At the same time, I was not familiar with user interface and the technical aspect of web designing, making it tough to piece everything together.
Nevertheless, we manage to piece everything up with the help of the programmers and beta users who have shared their user experiences with us to make it even better. We’re still working on the finer details of the project, but you will find that the Thank You system is up and running!
Hope you will like this project! Help us spread the word around and make this world, just a little, better for that someone you say Thank You to…
I remember this conversation I had with some students I was mentoring sometime back. I asked them,
“Who’s Micheal Jordan?”
“He’s a basketballer!”
“Who’s Mariah Carey?”
“She’s a singer!”
“Who’s Lee Hsien Loong?”
“He’s our Prime Minister!”
Sounds right to you? Well, most will agree with them. The problem here is that I was asking who they are, not what they are doing! They couldn’t answer.
It is easy for people to define others or brands by what they do, or products. But often or not, we will miss the larger picture in life. What do these people actually stand for? Brands like Apple are often linked to innovation and creativity, that’s what Jobs made it out to be. He created a bond and image of what Apple stands for. It’s not just another MP3 player, it’s an Ipod, it’s not just another phone, it’s an Iphone and etc. He has created a branding beyond the products that they do. And Apple stands for more than just these products today, it’s something that has change the world.
From company brands to people’s name, they all have a meaning to it.
Ever thought about, “Who are you?”