The importance of Thank You!


Thank you. Two simple words that are often underused. As we wrap up the county fair season we are reminded of everyone who had a hand in making it such a great experience. There is value in writing down a few words and sending them to someone who helped you recently. 

Why write a thank you note? To give someone recognition and thank them for their support, show how much you care, and to keep the connections you made last into the future. All of these can be shared in a simple note in the proper format. 

The anatomy of a good thank you note has the following: 

•A respectful and personalized greeting at the top. 

•A few lines thanking the person for what they did for you. 

•A few personal details about yourself and how their guidance helped you thrive. 

•One final thank you message and a closing salutation

•Sign your name (preferably not printed)

The anatomy of a thank you note is simple. Start with a respectful and personalized greeting addressing the person you intend to thank. Next write a few lines thanking them for specific ways they guided you. Add a few lines that are more personal, about you and how they helped you on your journey. End your note with one final line of thank you followed with a closing salutation and your name. It is best if you can physically sign the note and not just print your name. 

Saying thank you is extremely important, but often overlooked or forgotten. A short note goes a long way and can often lead to opportunities later in life. Saying thank you is extremely important. I encourage you to write a thank you note today to show someone how much you appreciate what they have done for you! 

August Calendar

Aug. 10: Livestock and in-person State Fair Entries DUE by 8 p.m.

Aug. 17: 4-H Council, 7 p.m.

Aug. 22: State Fair Exhibits DUE by noon to Extension Office 25-31 Nebraska State Fair.