Thursday, April 29, 2021

This is a play on the Jimmy Fallon Show’s Thank you Letters segment. I don’t watch his show but I have seen this segment on Youtube from time to time. His are funny; mine might be more serious today. I’ve been feeling really grateful lately for the many things in life – big and small. Gratitude is a great emotion and I hope you enjoy today’s post.

Dear College of my Kids,

Thank you so much for this year. You went above and beyond to provide experiences that were as close to “normal” as possible. I cannot believe how you thought of everything. There was literally an activity for students almost every day. You even had a farmer’s market in the quad for the kids and they could use their meal plan money! You did Covid testing and vaccines on campus. Your safety policies kept my two healthy. You were far enough away but close enough for this mom to go from two kids at home to zero in one fell swoop. I followed you on Instagram and joined your parent Facebook group. These were amazing resources so I could see what was going on. I will forever sing your praises. Can I please go back to college and go here?

Love,

Amy

Dear My School District,

Thank you for being a fair employer this year. Thank you for allowing us to work from home on Wednesday Asynchronous days for the rest of the year when I know many districts don’t allow that. I noticed a big change when I moved from a neighboring district to this one 21 years ago. I appreciate how you treat me like a professional and get out of the way to let me do my job. I appreciate that you pay me for doing extra work when that was not the case in my other two districts. Thank you for organizing our vaccines. Well, someone messed up my second one but Walgreen’s saved the day so I’m not holding any grudges.

Love,

Amy

Dear Public Library,

Ever since I was little I have loved being within your four walls. All those books and I don’t have to pay? I don’t feel like I have to finish a bad book because I didn’t buy it! Thank you for finally re-opening. I really missed you during the year that you were locked up tighter than Fort Knox. I didn’t need a year apart to know my love for you! Thank you for curbside pick up. That was so nice but I think I still prefer parking and going inside. I love your fiction, your non-fiction and I love checking out cookbooks. You have enabled me to have more shoe money and for that I will always be your loyal fan.

Love,

Amy

Who would you write a Thank You letter to today? Thanks for reading!

Amy

13 thoughts on “Thank You Letters

  1. That’s so cute! I love that part of the Jimmy Fallon show! And I agree: gratitude is the key to happiness, that is my firm belief. I think it’s possible to rewire the brain into seeing as much of the positive things of life as possible!

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    1. He really is! I would like to do a funny one sometime. That is true – our governors have had so much on shoulders. I liked mine at first and then I was done.

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  2. I would also write a thank you letter to the public library. And to my son’s high school, who did everything possible to make it the best year possible. I wouldn’t write one to the college, since I felt they were way more restrictive than needed. I would also write one to our house, for making us all comfortable in the past year at home. Great post!

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  3. Such a great post and a reminder to always look for things to be grateful for. It’s nice to see a teacher’s perspective. Y’all are appreciated by parents and teachers so much and it’s good to know that your district is doing what it can to keep you happy. Wish more employers did that! I hear you on the “just let me do my job.” Why’s that so hard for management to do? Not many places understand that for some reason…

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    1. Thank you, Kate! I feel very blessed for the most part in regard to job satisfaction.
      I totally agree – managers need training for how to inspire and lead people!

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