The lost art of THANK YOU notes...

When I was a child, I was encouraged to write thank you notes whenever I received a gift or some other unexpected thoughtfulness. After every birthday, Christmas, etc., I sat down with my mom to pen a quick thank you to the gifter. She would pull out her box of pretty, blank cards and we would create our own heartfelt message. As I grew older, this became my own responsibility to remember. Graduation and wedding thank yous-ugh...so time consuming. When my father passed away, the thank yous somehow changed, they became more meaningful, and somehow felt a little like healing. 

And now that I am older, I have come to realize what all those little notes of thank you must have also meant to the receivers. My niece once sent me a thank you for the birthday card I sent her. She was 8 years old at the time :) This little gesture meant so much I still have it; she is now a freshman in college.  

This week, the MSRT received two thank you notes which caused my nostalgia for the art of the thank you note to be reborn. These little notes of gratitude make the things you do, the small sacrifices we deem as part of our job as your MSRT Board of Directors and Annual Meeting Planning Committee, all the more worthwhile. 

I have posted these thank yous below for all to read. I encourage you all to rethink the art of the thank you note. This little gesture might just give the little boost of life to someone who needs to hear that they are worth something, that their sacrifices mean the world to you, or that they are simply appreciated beyond measure.

AND SO, THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU!! YOU MEAN THE WORLD TO US AND ARE THE VERY REASON WE CONTINUE TO DO WHAT WE LOVE, AND REASON WE SHARE OUR SOCIETY KNOWLEDGE WITH ALL OF YOU!

Dawn Keyser, MSRT Webmaster on the behalf of the MSRT Board of Directors, Committee Chairmen and all our active committee members. 


Dear V. Kay Williams and all other scholarship committee members,
I would like to take the time to thank you all for your time in considering and awarding me with one of the MSRT student scholarships. I am very grateful and appreciative that I had the honor of this opportunity. This scholarship means so much to me and will only help me with furthering my education in my new career.
 The MSRT conference was a wonderful experience. I gained a lot of knowledge and a few new friends from this conference. I am so happy I decided to attend and experience everything there was to offer for us as students.
I would also like to thank the judges of the MSRT display board competition and the MSRT Board of Directors for having this opportunity available for students to win money towards education along with a membership to MSRT. Alexandria and I worked hard on our board and are so proud and thankful for placing first in this competition.
Thank you again,
Crystal Heddy, Delta College Student and Future Radiographer
To the MSRT Scholarship Committee: 
I wanted to first express the fantastic time that I had attending the MSRT conference. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the multiple speakers as they prepared us to enter into the technologist field. Their knowledge, shared experiences, and interview tips are priceless.
Secondly, I wanted to express my heartfelt appreciation and gratitude as being one of the recipients for the 2017 MSRT Scholarship. I’m sure the committee team had numerous applicants to go through and I wanted to express my appreciation for the time spent filtering through all the applications. I feel very fortunate that I was selected for one of the scholarships and I hope to make the committee proud as I continue to strive for excellence.
Thank you very much, Christopher Dillon, Student
Delta College