Alice had always been good at writing, but she struggled with finding the right words to say when it came to expressing gratitude. So when her boss asked her to write a thank-you note to the employee who had helped a customer in need, she was stumped. She wanted to say something more than just “thank you,” but she didn’t know how to put it into words.
Just as Alice was about to give up, her colleague, Tom, walked by and noticed her struggling. “Is everything okay?” he asked.
“I’m trying to write a thank-you note, but I can’t seem to find the right words,” Alice explained. “I want to say something more than just ‘thank you.'”
“Certainly, I can assist you in rephrasing that sentence,” Tom offered. “Here’s a possible alternative: ‘Thank you for coming to the aid of this individual in need.'”
Alice was relieved and grateful for Tom’s help. She wrote the note, and her boss was impressed with how well it conveyed the company’s appreciation for the employee’s efforts. The employee was touched by the gesture and felt proud of their work.
From that day on, Alice realized that sometimes all it takes is a little bit of help to find the right words. And she was grateful to have a colleague like Tom who was always willing to lend a helping hand.