Annapolis City Center – Photo: Jaap Hart, Getty Images
A thank you note to a client. I spent the day with them in Annapolis – the charming capital of the state of Maryland.
What a great day – spending time with you and your team was a real honor. Taking days like today to step back and reflect on what you do – and even what you are not doing – can not only help shed light on the road ahead, but also bring teams closer together – weaving their voice into the next chapter of the organization.
I look forward to circling back with you to debrief on our discussions today – in the meantime I will compile the notes and send to you.
You may recall on Day 59 I sent my letter to a woman named Charlotte who was celebrating her 98th birthday. Unfortunately my letter was returned to me today with a dull yellow sticker on it stating:
RETURN TO SENDER
UNDELIVERABLE AS ADDRESSED
UNABLE TO FORWARD
That made me sad, I was very excited for Ms. Charlotte to get my letter as she was one of my favorite $10 recipients of my Year of Giving. Thankfully, I remembered that she had a sister that lived in Annapolis. After a little sleuth work I found her contact information and sat down today to write her a letter.
You can see a glimpse of the lining I created for the envelope.
In August of 2010 I met you, your husband and your sister Charlotte in Annapolis – I’ve included a few photographs from that day. You may recall I was giving a stranger $10 every day for a year while I was out of work and on Day 248 I gave my $10 to Charlotte. It was a lot of fun.
Ms. Charlotte, Mrs. Wunderlich, Mr. Wunderlich
I’ve embarked on a new adventure this year were I write someone a handwritten letter every day for a year and I thought about Charlotte and remembered her birthday was Feb. 28th. I mailed her a card for her 98th birthday to the Metairie address where she used to live but it was returned to me – it said it was “undeliverable as addressed.” Do you have a current address for her? I hope that she is well – she was one of my favorite people I gave my $10 to. I also very much enjoyed meeting you and Mr. Wunderlich and hope that you are well.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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