Now that the fun part – tearing open all those wonderful gifts – is over, it’s time to start thinking about saying ‘thank you’ to the people who put time, effort and money into making your holiday special.
Yes, writing a stack of notes can be tedious, especially if there are a lot of them. But it’s the right thing to do, and it doesn’t have to be a complete chore.
Simplify the process with these quick steps: Read More –>
Years ago, when I was just starting out as a newspaper reporter, I worked at a paper run by publisher Dave Lawrence. Although he was in charge of a large, busy daily metro newspaper, he often took to the time to send out handwritten notes when someone’s work particularly pleased him.
They arrived in stiff, yellow inter-office memo envelopes, closed by a string, and were known around the newsroom as ‘Dave Raves.’
I’d been at the paper for a few months, working the night desk, and was pretty sure he had no idea who I was. A couple of my stories had made the front page, but mostly I wrote minor briefs and obituaries that got tucked away in the back sections.
And then one day, I came in to work and found, in my mailbox, one of those little envelopes from the publisher’s office. It was a handwritten ‘Dave Rave’ praising an obit I’d recently written about a local cartoonist. Read More –>