Thank You For The Everyday Stuff

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It’s Thank You Thursday, and we kickoff the final month of the 90 Day Thank You Note Challenge.

Have you ever stopped to appreciate your stuff?

What is something you have that you really like?  What is something you have that makes your life easier?

Did you ever stop to realize there was someone behind your stuff?

In 1934, Clyde Champion Barrow took time to write Henry Ford a letter expressing his appreciation for his Ford.  Here’s the note:

Dear Sir: –

While I still have got breath in my lungs I will tell you what a dandy car you make. I have drove Fords exclusivly when I could get away with one. For sustained speed and freedom from trouble the Ford has got ever other car skinned and even if my business hasen’t been strickly legal it don’t hurt enything to tell you what a fine car you got in the V8 –

Yours truly

Clyde Champion Barrow

Apparently, there is some controversy about this note.  Clyde Champion Barrow is part of the notorious Bonnie and Clyde.  Bonnie and Clyde were killed while they were trying to outrun police in their Ford Model B.  Some have questioned whether or not the note is real.

Regardless, I think it’s a fun reminder for us to be thankful for the things we have and for the people behind these things.

One thing I’m thankful for is my new running shoes.  I’ve been running in Asics for the past several years.  This week, I switched over to Brooks.  The new shoes feel like I’m running on a cloud.  The right pair of shoes makes all the difference in enhancing your running experience.  Your shoes impact your feet, your knees, your back, and even your mind.  My thank you note this week will be going to Jim Weber, President and CEO of Brooks Running.  I’ll thank him for creating a product I enjoy!

What “stuff” are you thankful for?  Who deserves a thank you note for making your “stuff” possible?