Have we forgotten what it is like to be searching for employment, to see a position you believe you could make a contribution in, tailoring your letter and resume and sending it off with a sense of hopefulness. To hear nothing.
Should we ever be too busy to let someone know we see them. That we received their application, read their work, appreciated their message. A few moments to ask how they are, wish them well, exchange a few pleasantries.
As for me, I will continue to say thank you, rather than hoping it is implied, reminding myself that behind each message is a person.
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou
Don’t leave them wondering, dear ones.