Magic might seem unreal, far off or make-believe. It may seem like something that requires some weird conjuring and stuff. Magic isn’t always found in activities like this.
Often times, its most potent forms can be found in the smallest gestures. A simple thank you for lunch note can perform the magic of brightening someone’s day and inspiring brilliant sparks of joy on their face.
Benefits of Thank You Notes
Thank you notes, though they may seem flimsy and irrelevant, can have effects comparable to the butterfly effect, which means they could have a greater reach than you realize.
Thank you notes, such as ‘thank you for lunch’ make a relationships stronger. It takes many weak points to make a strong bond, so what seems small may, over time, solidify a strong friendship.
In your place of work, with your colleagues, it is important to build positive relationships based on respect, since you do see them more than your actual family!
Here are some advantages and proven upsides to sending ‘thank you notes’ if you are still in doubt as to what something as simple as a thank you note can do.
Humans respond positively to appreciation. Words of appreciation are important, even to the most hot-tempered person you can think of, it’s the way we’re wired. Sometimes, frustration stems from feeling under-appreciated.
Let’s imagine a scenario. As an employee, your boss leaves a heartfelt thank you note for you one day at work. However that day went, you probably felt tired and maybe stressed by the end of it.
Receiving a note like:
Hi Cindy, the company really noticed your effort these past few days, we wanted to recognize the work and let you know we appreciate your efforts. I personally see and respect the intelligence behind everything you do. You are amazing and the company is privileged to have you around. Thanks. Best regards. – Brian.
Your energy is restored and the next day you are motivated to do more. You know you are definitely on good terms with your boss and your connection to the organization is solidified.
A thank you note can brighten someone’s mood, even on the worst of their days. Being shown that you are appreciated is something that will turn any frown around.
The magic doesn’t only exist for those who are having a stressful day. Leaving a thank you note will make anyone’s day get better, even if it is already ‘perfect’.
Often, we do not receive a thank you note, for our thank you note. But showing appreciation towards someone makes them want to, naturally, return the favor.
We all are a product of our environment and cultural backgrounds. There is no culture in the world that doesn’t recognize the significance of appreciation whether written, spoken or sent in the form of gifts. Since everyone is a product of their culture, we all respond positively to the dictates of this long-standing tradition.
A thank you note makes you stand out since it is something a lot of people forget to do. Taking a few seconds out to articulate your thanks on paper is an uncommon gesture that will give someone a nice surprise.
Something as simple as, ‘thank you for lunch,’ to your boss after a presentation or conference. Imagine how you would stand out if you were mindful enough to show your gratitude after a busy day.
The recipient will appreciate the courtesy and consideration you’ve shown. The people that are truly set apart in this world are distinguished by the simplest of manners and habits.
To Your Manager for An Individual Business Lunch
Thank You Note for Team Lunch to Boss
Thank You Note for Birthday Lunch to Co- workers/Friends
Thank you for the lunch, it made the day so bright, in the middle of an otherwise ordinary work day. I felt loved and on my birthday, that’s pretty awesome. Thanks a lot, everyone.
Thank You for Lunch Note to Professor, Teacher or Mentor