Thank You Fruit Baskets
Thanking people for what they do for you is powerful. The simple act of reaching out to someone and making your gratitude and acceptance felt by giving a gift – like a fresh fruit basket – really establishes a connection and makes your feelings present. The best gifts are those that arrive completely unexpected – and hold the happy, healthy benefits of fresh colourful fruit and your personal message.
Let’s not confuse the point – the only reason to give a gift is because YOU get the supreme pleasure in giving it! You heard right – giving a gift is actually about you giving to yourself the appreciation, graciousness and thanks of the person receiving the gift. Sharing a fruit basket with supportive people in your network – or acknowledging valuable clients – is a delightful surprise for your receiver – and you yourself will feel terrific also.
Too often we feel grateful and wish to connect in a thankful and gracious way – but then lose sight of what to actually do and the moment is lost amongst the other things to do. And losing that special moment to say thank you means you have lost an opportunity to engage and make a meaningful connection with the person you had in mind.
It is also important to realize that just picking up the phone and calling the person is not the ideal way to connect. Often you will reach the person in the midst of some other project and your interruption might completely take away the moment of thanks that you intended. Making a phone call to a busy person might not be the way you want to connect – you will call with all good intentions but the person answering the phone may not be feeling the same way. Far better to send a gift basket for delivery – so that you are not imposing on them and they can read your personal thank you message at a time convenient to them.
A handwritten thank you note holds immense power and is a tangible object that the recipient can hold in her hands. Just reading a note gives pause for reflection and makes the meaning and depth of what you are saying that much more memorable.
I know myself that written things are more appreciated – just compare a “thank you sooo much” with a similar though committed to pen and paper. People are much more likely to remember and feel the depth of empathy in a written note and actually see the words written there in front of them.
There is a reason we commit rote learning to memory! And also, a written note can be saved and hold pride of place in a special drawer of momento’s and cards. We all know how long we keep thank you cards and how the mere though of re-reading the notes can bring back the flood of emotions and thoughts connected with the deed that has been thanked.
When you compose your note, take time to specifically mention the act and how it impacted on your life. By drawing the attention of the reader to the exact act you make the direct connection between the person’s thought and deeds and your feelings of empathy and gratuity.
Your personal message doesn’t have to be long-winded or paragraphs of detail – often a brief to the point message with relevant points will elicit a desired response from the recipient. And this is all the more powerful when given in the context of a fruit basket – just think – fresh fruit and the positive vibe of thanks is more then enough to have anyone thinking that they are special and appreciated.
A self-help book suggestion is to actually sit down and write a list of the people who offer you help and assistance in your everyday life. It might sound far fetched, but you can quickly come up with a list of a half dozen people who make your life easier and more pleasant in doing the little things everyday to help you.
Stepping outside your comfort zone and making a thank you note really engaging works wonders to cement a business relationship. I know it is expected that people who offer services simply do their job and do not expect thanks – but what if you were to go the extra mile and make personal thanks for some little extra they did for you in a recent exchange? Wouldn’t it make the person that much more likely to do you a big favour in future if you recognised and thank them for a small favour today?
Has someone helped you out just now? Do you feel overwhelmed with gratitude and thankfulness? Well now id the time to act and recognise just how much their help as benefited you. Please don’t delay or put off your feeling and think that you must do something nice in return at some point in the future. That time never comes and you come off looking a little ungrateful or even manipulative in not connecting a good deed with a prompt, timely thank you gesture.
Remember how powerful your thanks are in terms of karmic recognition and even the idea that thanking someone for this small deed will mean they are even more likely to feel willing to do the same for you in future. Think of it as a deposit in the bank of gratitude – and building a thoughtful, caring link with the person that will only strengthen your friendship as time goes on.
Delaying your thanks – and perhaps just not getting around to it in future means you have forfeited an opportunity to share all that beautiful positive energy. Do it today or it might never happen.
Positive feedback is so rare these days – just looking on social media you can see the lengths and time people go to to publicly name and shame vendors who have not met their standards or failed in some way. On the other hand – the number of glowing thank yous and positive reviews are relatively scarce. It actually is quite controversial to step outside the norms and offer thanks for a job well done.
Your standard way of saying thanks may be to take people out for a drink or shout them a sandwich or coffee – which is all very well but also completely mundane and forgettable in the bigger picture. By sending a thank you note, you can draw attention to the person’s great work – but also to the synergy you have with that person in the work environment and how well you perform together. Yes, this is controversial and a little outside the box – so you have already created a memorable event and the act of thanks holds just that much more power for doing so.
Keep it Fresh!
Sharing a thank you note with a fresh fruit basket is the perfect way to capture the feeling and sharing generosity of thanks. People are working harder and more diligently than ever – and your kind act of acknowledgement holds within it a power and courage that will be remembered and valued for the future. Making someone feel great with the simple act of thanks is such a pleasure to share with those close to you – imagine if you were able to thank say five people everyday and the boundless energy and good intentions that would bring into your life? Maybe not five a day – perhaps even one a month would be a fantastic starting point.
Please, next time you are granted a favour or kindness by another – take a moment and go online and order at FruitBaskets.com.au to share a Fruit Basket for delivery to Sydney. You will feel a wonderful warm feeling of gratitude yourself – as giving a fruit gift is about you as giver of feel good vibes as it is for the recipient. When you start looking for things to be thankful for – it is amazing the magnetic attraction you will have for more favours and friends.
And here’s a final thanks to you for reading – I truly appreciate that you took the time.