90 Day Thank You Note Challenge STARTS TODAY!

The Thank You Revolution by Matt McWillliams

A few weeks ago, I challenged readers to consider joining the Matt McWilliams’ Thank You Revolution for 90 days.

The challenge starts today!

It’s not too late to jump on board.  In fact, this is the perfect time to get started with a weekly ritual of writing at least one hand-written thank you note each week for the next 13 weeks.  You will be amazed at the impact of this simple discipline.  [Go back to the original post to see just how easy it is to join the 90 Day Thank You Note Challenge.  Click here.]

To get you started, here are a couple of people you may want to thank today:

  1. A family member or friend who gave you a gift.
  2. A co-worker who went above and beyond the call of duty during the holidays.
  3. A church leader who spent hours planning and leading Christmas Eve services.
  4. A neighbor who did something nice for you while you were away for Christmas.
  5. A friend who encouraged you to try something new in 2014.

So here are a couple of other things to do in taking this challenge.

  • Go purchase a box of thank you notes.  I started with 10, but I soon went back and picked up a box of 50.  It will be time for a new box again soon.
  • Pick a recipient for your first thank you note.  This should be someone who is deserving of your gratitude.  You should be able to thank them for something specific.  A general note of thanks without any details may come across as a note to kiss up.  This isn’t the goal.
  • Write your first note.  It doesn’t have to be long.  Start by thanking the person for something specific.  Next, share why you appreciated this in one or two sentences.  Finally, end the note with a more general statement about how much you appreciate having someone like them in your corner.  Here’s an example of a note I would write to one of my co-workers:

Dear Steve,

Thanks so much for working over the holiday week while everyone else was off.

You did such a great job holding down the fort and keeping our customers happy while most of our team was on vacation.  Additionally, thank you for helping us finish the month and quarter as strong as possible.

I’m so thankful to be apart of this team with people like you.  You set a great example for others to follow.

Best Regards,


So what are you waiting for?  Join the 90 Day Thank You Note Challenge TODAY!

Who is getting your first thank you note today and why?