You never know how thanking someone is going to affect them. For anyone that read my book, you know about Mel Kerper, my 5th grade teacher that I wrote a "Thank You" letter to in 1999.
It's been so long that I had practically forgotten that I had written a letter to Mel about how things were going at Steiner and how much everything he instilled in me as a young kid carried through to my work at Steiner Sports. A couple of weeks ago I got an email from his brother in-law showing that he had saved the letter.
I am grateful for all of the things that Mel did. I am even more grateful that by writing the letter it meant something to him. Truly unbelievable- having that type of impact on people is not something you ever think about as you go through life. Yet, here it is, proof that even just a letter can have a tremendous impact on someone.
What types of things are you doing to have an impact on people?