Thank You Revolution: What to do if you Miss a Week

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Happy Thursday!

I recently received a question from a Revolutionary. She admitted that she had missed two weeks of writing thank you notes and ask what to do.

I was in a particularly chipper mood that day, so this was my reply:

Hi —-,

First off, let’s firmly establish that you’re still a Revolutionary. I looked you up and it says you joined 39 weeks ago. Based on your never emailing before to admit your failings, that leads me to assume you’ve been faithful for 37 weeks. Is that right?

Second, I want to assure you that missing two weeks is not going to send you to hell. I just wanted to be clear on that. It’s not like you just admitted to me that you like Nickelback.

Third, thank you notes are not like prescription pills. You can write a bunch to catch up. Odds are, after two weeks, you have a backlog of a few people in mind who need a thank you note. Write to each of them.

Lastly, the mere fact that you would think to write me about this “problem” of yours means you are serious about it. I’d love to hear someday how they are working for you.

Keep it up. What you are doing with the thank you notes is one of the many ways that you can change the world.

All the Best,


I’d love to hear from you, too. If you have a story you’d like to share, just submit a guest post. It’s a great way to inspire others and get a little publicity for your blog or business.

Today’s takeaway: If you miss a week or two, it’s OK. Write a bunch to catch up and get back to feeling the power of gratitude. That and liking Nickelback might send you to hell. It’s in the Bible somewhere…gotta be.

Today’s question: How do you stay on track with writing thank you notes each week? Share your answer in the comments section below.

With Gratitude,

Matt McWilliams
Matt | Life. Leadership. Love. Learned the Hard Way

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  • I have a recurring appointment on my calender reminding me to write a thank you note each week. Attached to the appointment is a list of all the thank you notes I’ve written so far. It helps me stay on track.