While most communications -- press releases, letters to the editor, criticisms, news alerts, et al -- come to us paperless today, we still get a lot of traditional snail mail here at the Bradenton Herald. And while the critiques and requests far outweigh the "thank-you" cards, a bright note occasionally makes our day.
I received such a letter this week, and it's one that is full of hope and promise. Jordan Sanders, high school winner of the MLK essay contest, took the time to say "thank you." And it made me wonder: When was the last time I wrote someone a "thank you" for lending a hand, for being there when I needed, for believing in me?
Jordan, thank you for bringing a smile to our day.