A couple of days later, I arranged a meeting with the group of nurses who had worked with Richard. I read them the letter. In the letter, Richard thanked each of them by name and told them he appreciated all of the care they had given him and how wonderful they were. He wanted to make sure each of them knew that they were special and that they made a difference – making his life better every time they walked into his room.
It is important to give thanks to those who are around us each day. There are many people who touch our lives that we don’t think a lot about. The person at the grocery checkout, the server at the restaurant, the person that hauls off your trash each week – all of them working to make your life a little easier. So take time to give thanks to someone that touches your life. The world will be changed and you will be the one changing it for the better.