Holiday season is a whirl of year-end activity at home and at work. Today, December 1, this is what I do:
- Make a list of everyone I'd like to thank/re-thank for their support this year.
- Decide if an email, card, e-card, phone call or gift is best. (Default is a card)
- Block 30 min ea. day to create the "thanks". More than that I get tired and curt in my writing.
- Get it all distributed by mid-Dec. latest.
But why waste an opportunity to say thank you? For those of you who find it awkward, December helps create the expectation!
It's step #1 that's the most important for me. We forget how large a community supports us without taking a minute to reflect. You'll discover your list may grow - as you remember one individual, 2-3 others will pop up along side of them. Growing your network is not as important as maintaining it, otherwise it's nothing but a ripple that will slowly diminish the farther out it spreads.
Thank you to all of you who read Similar Circles. If December had time, I'd buy you all a drink!