And while I believe that words matter, actions are even more important. It is not enough to be thankful. You have to express it. Saying “thanks” is a dividend on the investment you make in your relationships.
I try to apply this every day. First I thank every person who Retweets or mentions me. It is not blind or automated. If you RT or mention me, I will mention you back. I group my thanks together and have introduced lots of people to new followers and friends this way, based on our similar interests.
I also say “thanks” for every comment on my blogs whether I agree with them or not. I usually “like” all my likes on Facebook and I try to +1 all my Google+ sharers.
Over the years that I have been active on social I am sure that I may have missed somebody so let me say it now: THANK YOU for all your support over these amazing years, and throughout my social media journey.
We are nothing without our friends, our network of social connections, no matter how deep or far they go. I am truly honored, humbled and grateful to be a part of yours!
And since I am sure these words were not enough to express what I am trying to say, here are a few of my favorite quotes on being thankful:
“I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks.” ~ William Shakespeare
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” ~ Winston Churchill
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~ John F. KennedyComments