Often is discussed whether you should send an email reply that just has a simple “Thank You!.” One could say that to be a waste of time or that you are creating an unnecessary email being added to the recipient’s inbox. I do get emails on a regular basis making this claim.
I have to wonder what type of society we live in where one has to ask if sending a Thank You email is O.K. If everyone were courteous and emails simply stating “Thank You” were coming in by the handful, I could see where it may become an issue. But that’s not what is happening.
In my experience, those who take the time to send a Thank You for something you’ve done on their behalf are few and far between. Actually, Thank Yous are downright rare. I always get a smile on my face when, after doing something for a site visitor or client (even something as trivial as answering a few questions or concerns), an email lands in my inbox with those 8 little letters that only took a moment to send.
So until the day comes when everyone is so polite and considerate that we are all sending Thank Yous and they become meaningless, as of today, by doing so you stand out from the rest who don’t feel this little effort matters.
Because guess what? It does matter and make a difference — to those who matter an make a difference in your life. I know I am always more inclined to assist those who thank me over those who show no gratitude.
Put a smile on someone’s face today by letting them know you appreciate their efforts on your behalf. Take a moment and thank them! They’ll be glad you did!