Have you written any thank-you notes lately? My Mother drilled into me the importance of writing them as a child. I don't think I write as many these days as I should. People just don't write letters anymore, right? But even though technology has changed how we communicate, it shouldn't change our need to express thanks.
And there is one thank-you note that I really, really need to write.
Dear Columbia Council Representatives,
Thank you so much for your recent vote in support the Inner Arbor/McCall
Plan for Symphony Woods. It was just what I wanted! The best part is
that I can share it with my family, friends, and neighbors. It's a
really thoughtful gift.
The Symphony Woods project is a gift that will keep on giving. I am so
excited to be a part of something new and beautiful for Columbia.
Finally we have found a way for other generations to contribute to
something lasting and meaningful for our community. We love Columbia,
too. We want to build on its great beginnings.
Columbia--long a supporter of the arts--will have a dinner theater, a
children's theater, a tree-house amphitheater for outdoor performances.
The Columbia Association--our advocates in fostering a better quality of
life--will have a much-needed new headquarters in an appealing setting.
(I think it will encourage more community participation.) Our
community--home to schools, charitable groups, and other worthy
non-profits--will have a space for proms, fundraising events, and other
Symphony Woods--meant to be a place for the people--will be cared for, beautified, treasured.
I was so energized by the work you did on this project that I decided
that I want to be a Columbia Council Representative, too. I hope that I
will be able to work with you and contribute to this and other projects
that help make Columbia awesome.