Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.
If you are thankful for someone, I encourage you to share your gratitude with them. How will the person know how much they are appreciated if you never tell them!?
I am a huge fan of thank you notes. A thank you note could have more impact than telling them verbally or with a text message. If you will not do a thank you note, at least tell them in person.
I first came across “Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone” in the July 2014 issue of The American Organist. (In addition to writing and promoting thank you notes I play the organ. I have a separate blog about becoming an organist). The last page of the issue was a reminder to thank all those that do things for us or help us in our everyday lives.
Before posting this quote, I tried to determine its origin. There are many quote sites and others blogs that give Gladys Bronwyn Stern the credit. However, I was not able to learn where or when she said this.
If you know where this quote is from please share in a comment. And thank someone today!