There is someone in your life that deserves to be thanked and it’s time to do something about it.
TASK #6: Flowery Language
There is someone in your life that deserves to be thanked. Let me repeat: there is someone in your life that deserves a “thank you“. You know it. I know it.
And it’s not the obvious people. It’s not your girlfriend just because she fucks you, and it’s not your wife because she puts up with you, and it’s not your kids or your parents because they are stuck with you…and BTW, the aforementioned people have days set aside expressly so that they are recognized and appreciated, like Valentine’s Day and anniversaries and Mother’s Day and Father’s day…
No, this is for someone else.
Well, if some guy had saved your life then you should have sent him a gift without prodding. The “who” I’m talking about is the ordinary guy who did a semi-extraordinary favor for you.
Like the dude in the next cubicle who covered for you when came into work so hung over that your hair hurt. Or the guy who spotted you rent money after you blew it in Vegas. Or the guy at the record store who cut you some slack and gave you a deal on the John Lee Hooker album you just had to have, or the friend who drove a hundred miles round trip to pick you up when you fell asleep on the train and missed your stop and you woke up to find yourself stranded and the trains had stopped running…
Or the guy who came to your rescue during a bar fight that you initiated.
Or the guy who drove you in the middle of the night to get your car out of the impound lot.
Or the guy who bailed you out of jail when you decided to get shit-faced and run naked through the mall…
You decide who this person is, then you send him a gift. ANONYMOUSLY. That means no name, and it also means that you can never, ever tell him who sent it. I recommend flowers because guys who get flowers anonymously will think they’re from some woman with a secret crush and that’s cool…or send a Swiss Army Knife. It will puzzle them, but they’ll appreciate it.