What? Yeah, that is thank you backwards.
Outside of the sarcastic “Thanks a lot” you get from your in-laws, ungrateful kids or overworked co-workers. How an authentic "thank you" happens is fascinating.
Let's walk two "thank you’s" backwards and see why the thank you’s got expressed in the first place.
Last week we got a thank you card in the mail at the church, and I still don’t know who it was from. It was signed T & D. Why would the unknown T & D take the time to write a thank you card, and by the way included a donation to our church?
They explained that someone (maybe it was you?) brought them a parenting kit from Mt Ridge and gave it to their family! They don’t even have school age kids. They were so touched someone was thinking about them it started a thank you in motion. They sent a hand written note (when is the last time you saw one of these) addressed to “our neighbors”
It mattered to them because one of our families was thinking about them.
The next day I got a different thank you letter! Seems something is going on here??
This letter was from Naomi, a 93 year old lady living on her own who lost her refrigerator and all her food. Mt Ridge members Seth and Jen Deibel happen to her neighbors and they got involved.
They made sure Naomi not only got a new fridge (Seth went with her to Lowes to make sure they took care of her) but also got groceries (courtesy of Jen being a shopping wizard). Naomi was so impressed she obviously thanked them, but also felt she needed to write to the Deibel’s church and share with us how wonderful it was for her to have neighbors who care about her!