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Write a Thank You Note to a Familiar Stranger

Gus McAllibaster

April 18, 2014at 10:00 am

Take a moment to write a thank you note to a familiar stranger who brightens up your life:
the especially-helpful train conductor
the newspaper salesman with a smile for everyone
the warm duo in the food truck
the gym attendant who makes us all feel like a million bucks.

These constant figures are like little rest stops for the soul in the daily marathon of city life. Let's thank them for their exuberance and brightness.

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  • Jelena Woehr

    I'm into calligraphy, and one of my favorite things, period, is surprising people with a handwritten thank-you note in dip-pen calligraphy. I love the idea of surprising a familiar stranger! I've done it without really thinking about it, but will do it more often now.

    • Gus McAllibaster

      Wonderful to hear! Thanks for sharing! If we can see your work somewhere, let us know!

      • Jelena Woehr

        I usually just Instagram my doodles if I post them anywhere, but maybe I'll post an "improve your penmanship with calligraphy practice" DO when I have a few practice pieces worked up to share as a slideshow! I'll make sure to let you know when I do.