A heartfelt and genuine message completes the purpose of National Thank You Day to Honor First Responders.
Think about the thanks you receive when you give a gift, do something nice, get a job done, and many other things you do. If it’s just a generic thank you said in a monotone voice, or that’s preprinted on a card, it doesn’t really deliver the communication that’s intended.
It’s a habit that should carry on through any appreciation day you participate in. Teachers, Military, Mothers, Fathers, etc. There is someone to officially appreciate almost every day of the year. Showing appreciation doesn’t even have to wait for an official day.
(check here for many other days to show awareness and appreciation: http://www.epromos.com/education/calendars/)
When you do say thank you in a card or letter and if the thank you message is a heartfelt one, anyone reading it will actually feel it. Make your cards and letters as beautiful and creative as you can. Have lots of fun doing it! But, adding a personal note of thanks from your heart, makes a big difference.
Think about the purpose of the day. The purpose of National Thank You Day is to let an amazing group of people know that we know they are there and really appreciate what they do.
Think about what they do. Really put yourself in their shoes and look at what they do through their eyes. It’s a habit we all should get into for everyone in our lives, but the purpose of this day is to see what Fire Fighters, Police Officers, Emergency Medical Technicians, and Search And Rescue teams have decided to face to help all of us. We want to show them we care about what they go through to help us all.
None of us like being taken for granted. We all appreciate being acknowledged for what we have done. Let’s do the same for First Responders, and make the thanks a heartfelt one.