Through this message I would like to give my thanks to my favorite security guard, who unknowingly has made such an impact in my life through his sincere gestures of kindness. We may tend to overlook the importance of people like him in our lives and through this letter I would like to remind all those who have the chance to read it the importance of extending our gratitude to all the individuals we encounter in our daily lives.
Dear Mr. Gray,
I see you almost every single time I head over to the mall. I remember first noticing you working for the Chinese restaurant before transferring to standing at the door of my favorite fast-food joint. And every time I see you, I always think to myself how deserving you are of praise and appreciation. I think about how all the people who pass you should be handing out a thank you letter and giving you a pat on the back for being so courteous and the perfect example of loving your job and doing your best for it.
The most significant thing that jumps out at me about you is the fact that you greet every single person that passes the restaurants you stand guard at, regardless if they’re customers or not. And you don’t mumble it incomprehensibly but say it clearly and with such a bright smile on your face. Your joy is just so contagious that whenever it is me you are greeting I can’t help but smile widely back.
You may not realize it but with such a simple gesture of kindness you make my days better. I feel uplifted knowing that there are still people out there, like you that sincerely acknowledge others. We’re not just random faceless patrons, you look us in the eye and greet us. It may be insignificant to other individuals, but it shouldn’t be and I want you to know that it isn’t to me. You should be given a thank you letter by all the people you have given smiles to.
But aside from this I’m also so impressed that despite the fact that you don’t own the restaurant your guarding or have an equally big company, your position has not stopped you from giving your all in the service you provide. The effort you exert in your job puts so many others to shame. Your enthusiasm in giving a welcome greeting to your customers does not waver. It remains constant whether it’s the first customer of the day you’re saying “welcome” to or the last of the evening you’re bidding farewell to.
You are one of today’s unsung heroes, dear Sir. The ones that aren’t in the limelight yet display more purity of character and kindness even in the background. You have brought a smile to my face and warmth to my heart every time I see you or think of you. And I hope you like the thank you letter I am sending your way because you are most worthy of appreciation.