Thank You Revolution: Why I Do What I Do

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Happy Thursday!

You’ll get two things from this installment of the Revolution.

1. Great inspiration from a Revolutionary named Steve Daniel.
2. You’ll know why I do what I do. This is why I do this.

Here’s what Steve wrote to me recently:

I have usually been thankful for the blessings in my life. I think that is why I have always been blessed even if I wasted it. God saw my heart.

Now that I am older, God has helped me to get my life together, mostly by putting a good boss and a great woman into my life. I do tell them both how much they mean to me, but what I want to tell you about is another person.

I was flying on business to Minneapolis last October and I hate flying. I was blessed enough to sit next to this sweet lady who talked to me the whole flight and helped me through it. I was so thankful. What I didn’t expect was that this would change my view of flying. On the way home I actually looked out the window several times. I realized that I was actually enjoying the flight. How weird.

The problem was this though:

I had never sent her a thank you.

I practice the Thank You Revolution by saying thank you daily and sending cards / emails at least once or twice a week. I had never told her what she did for me though.

Last month, I found the business card she gave me. So today, I made time and wrote the letter to her. It was short… for me anyways, but I told her how she changed my life with just the kindness she showed me.

Had your blog not been in my life, I probably would not have done that. So here’s my thank you to you. You have certainly changed me for the better. Please don’t stop what you are doing. It means a great deal to those of us, who were not taught these things…at least not like you do. I have learned from you and have gotten encouragement and confidence from you.

Thank you could never be enough for what you do.

You know what I think? I think every person that lady sits with from now on is in for the flight of their lives. All because Steve took the time to say two simple words.

And letters like the one Steve wrote…they are why I do this. They are the fuel to my passion, my creativity, and what wakes me up in the dark to write each day.

Viva la Revolution!

With Gratitude,

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

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  • Awesome note! Thanks for sharing this.