It means so much when people say thank you! Recently some clients of mine not only said it, but they made this adorable house for me. It even has a sign in the front with my name on it. The roof comes off, and there is storage inside, so now I keep all of my client thank-you notes in there. I proudly display it here in my office, on the shelf above my desk. Each day I look at it and feel happy knowing that people appreciate my work.
In this fast-paced world it's easy to forget to say thanks, to forget to compliment someone on a job well-done. But those little things can really make someone's day. Sometimes when I am feeling low, I pull this house out and re-read the client thank-you notes. I am reminded of their kindness and gratitude. I am reminded of their families, their houses, the experience of helping them. Thanks to all of you!