Ever notice how good it feels to be thanked?
This past weekend, my husband and I decided to buy tickets for the Tennessee Titans last game. We usually watch all of the games on TV and really enjoy that, and we haven’t been to a game for about three years.
Since this was a really big game (Win and We’re In!), we decided to go. We looked for tickets on Ticketmaster and found some that weren’t too outrageous, so we decided to go for it.
Since I have a Ticketmaster account already, I put the tickets on my card.
We had a great time at the game. We bought hand warmers and foot warmers (that we didn’t have to use), and also took ponchos (that we did have to use), had a good hamburger and yelled our heads off. They said it was one of the biggest crowds in years, and it was really fun.
As we were walking out of Nissan Stadium, my husband turned to me and said this: “Thanks, honey, for buying these tickets. The seats were good, and it was fun.”
I immediately had a very warm and positive feeling at his words. Even though we were both kind of disappointed at the loss, we did have a good time and it was fun. But the best thing was him saying “thank you.”
How often do we stop and say thank you? I know I don’t do it nearly often enough. Stopping and saying thank you—-to those closest to us and to those we don’t know as well—is good for us, and it’s good for the person who hears our words of gratitude. It’s good knowing our effort was appreciated. It’s just good all the way around.
One of my ’19 resolutions is saying thank you more often.
So, please allow me to thank you right now. At Susan G. Komen Central Tennessee, we thank each one of you for all you have done to support us and each other in the fight against breast cancer this past year.
Our entire staff is ready to get back to work in ’19 and continue the battle for all of you—every woman, every man and every family in the 41 counties in Central Tennessee, Upper Cumberland, Chattanooga and North Georgia that we serve.
We’re here for you. Thank you for being here for us this past year!
Let’s have the best year yet in the fight against breast cancer. We can make amazing progress if we do it together.