Monday, February 9, 2015


Today I was catching up with a friend.  They had recently completed a significant piece of work and launched it into the universe.  To the sound of silence. Left to wonder.   

I made reassuring sounds about busyness and that it didn’t mean it wasn’t well received.  I likened it to many of today’s recruitment processes, stating “only those selected for an interview will be contacted”.  That e-mail etiquette holds the “thank you is implied”. 

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.