This week I received a text message from someone thanking me for a card I sent him over a year ago when a good friend of his had died. I'd mailed him a short note with three connection cards inside: You are loved. You are appreciated. You are not alone.
I know it was those three cards because he sent me a photo of them. They have been taped to his front door for months.
How cool is that?!
I don't think I will ever get tired of the way it feels to reach out to people with small gestures like that, not just because it feels good to do, but because there is always a chance that it will have a much larger impact than I imagine.
If you feel a tug to write to someone today, I highly recommend giving in to the urge.
And by all means, if you have been avoiding telling someone "thank you" because you think too much time has passed, just go do it! Sometimes "late" thank you's are the most powerful ones of all.