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If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.


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Larry

All right, Andrew. Today's quote comes from one of our faves. Mr. icart, who says, if the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is Thank you, it will be enough. I was thinking about this, I am not a great, thank you writing person. And then I was like, wait a minute, I actually don't know anybody that's around my age or my friends. That's a great thank you writing person. For instance, well, I guess maybe you you're raising your hand, maybe it's you. But like, whenever you're like, Thank you writing people. It's like somebody from the past. Nobody writes thank you notes anymore.


Andrew

I think in general, people don't, I guess it's deviating a little bit from the quote, we'll get back to. But I anytime I have an audition, I write a thank you note to the casting director. And it was something that my parents made me do when I was little, I remember one time specifically sitting at the kitchen table and being like, you can't get up until you write this. Thank you note. And I don't know what to write. Yeah, because it feels weird to just because you have this whole space and you don't fill it up. And I think I've just now it's something I do. And in my relationship. Nicole is like, you're good at writing those things. So you're gonna write it, and I'll sign it.


Larry

Every time somebody gets like, what, what's the threshold for a thank you note for you?


Andrew

I mean, I guess it kind of depends. I think it's more of the relationship with the person if I don't know them that well, if I'm not interacting with them more than twice a year, then I'll do it. Like I went to a Christmas party, holiday party. I don't know what to call it. And it was this guy that I worked with. And I wrote him a thank you note, it was at their house. And it was a nice party. And he wrote me an email back because he probably didn't get any other thank you notes.


Larry

But you put my point is like you go to lots of Christmas parties in the old days, but you didn't write that to everyone, you every once in a while. You're like that was actually nice. And you wrote, that's my sort of idea with thank you notes is that you don't do it for everything. Every once in a while you go like that was really extra special. I'm going to write them a note.


Andrew

Yeah, but it's so extra special just to get a note that that's my my aunt did something in November, she called it her month of gratitude, I think. And she wrote everyone or she wrote a letter every single day, and express her gratitude to the people in her life. And I got one. And it really meant a lot. She's always been really good at writing those things. Back to the quote though, I think if you change the word with prayer to say the only thing you ever say in your life is thank you like you're gonna be alright. Like, not prayer adds like a weird, yeah, religious layer to it, which will turn people off and it which, for some people is great, but like, I think just the overall message is like, if you're gret, if you're grateful. If you're grateful for what you have, you're you're gonna be okay.


Larry

Well, just on the flip side of that, though, Mr. Icahn, one of our favorites is a theologian, and so he's gonna invoke the word prayer, but and I


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like he's a mystic,


Larry

mystic, which I do love a lot as well. But I like the idea of him saying, like, we always think like prayer is something that these crazy religious people do. Actually, he's saying, like, Hey, man, a prayer is just a thank you. And I like that he kind of brings it down to this really kind of basic level, we make it a big deal. No prayers, just thanking somebody. That's a prayer.


Andrew

Yeah. And I guess the more I think about it, as we're talking, I think I write thank you notes. It's a little bit selfish, because I feel like ooh, no one else is doing this. I feel good about myself. So at the end of the day, like everything you do, is because of you, and I guess I get joy out of the thought of people getting the thank, you know, and it's it's not a selfless act.


Larry

It's just full disclosure. Me and you in this last year, got each other birthday presents, but neither of us wrote thank you notes for those birthday presents, just for the record.


Andrew

That is true. But again, the thank you note, I think is there's a there's a line where you talk to the person enough that you write it or don't. In general, that's what it is. I see you


Larry

talk to each other every day, so it doesn't qualify. So what was the last thing that you wrote? Um, this is what I do for thank yous. I have an app on my phone, a postcard app. And so whenever I feel compelled to write a thank you note, I literally go to this app. I take a picture of something and then I send a thank you on this postcard. It costs like two bucks, but it's postage and everything that someone did something this reason for me. Someone did something very nice. Someone who comes on the show. Did something very nice. He had burritos delivered to my house last night. Kind of random something that he used to do. Big Guy Brandon used to come to our house and bring burritos he literally had two burritos delivered to our house like out of the blue last night. It was crazy. And he did it like he normally did. And the old When he lived here is that he brought burritos after we had made dinner, something like making dinner and then Rita show up and you're like crap, I just cooked dinner, which is really cool, because that's how I used to do the old days. And I was just compelled to be like, Dude, that was so nice. And so I sent him a thank you. That's what I feel like. I think he's like, when you feel compelled to thank someone, and like, get pen to paper.


Andrew

Yeah, we've kind of talked about, I don't know what the word for it is noise static, there's so much noise in your life that like you could be compelled. And then all of a sudden, someone's stubbed their toe in your house and they're crying and then your mind goes away from that. Or for me, a chopper goes by and I'm like, Why are these jerks being so loud? So I think it's, it does take so much more effort. And I think that's why getting actual USPS mail is is more special.


Larry

Have you ever expected a thank you note? You did something? You're like, man, I better get it. Thank you. Sure. Yeah, of course. Yeah.


Andrew

I wrote a thank you note. And I'm pretty sure that didn't get there. And it still bugs me. It was something silly. I had, I worked with the sound engineer to make my voiceover reel. And I sent her a thank you note. And it was when I first moved into my apartment, and I don't think that the mail got out. I still think about


Larry

you know, I think the thing about Thank you sometimes, and this is like kind of true for my wife. It doesn't have to be a big thing. It doesn't have to be pen to paper it like you could just call someone you could just text someone, you could just send someone an email. I think oftentimes we get overwhelmed. And it's got to be this with it written with a, you know, a special pen on stationery. Like, just quick. Thank you mean something as well,


Andrew

I think they do. But I also think that it doesn't have to be pen to paper, but I think it has to be somewhat of an effort out of your normal day. Like, if we have multiple friends that have assistance, and something that they're like, Hey, I sent Larry a thank you note. And it's clearly not written by me. Like that's not really an effort. But like also, it is a lot of their effort. And they actually take time to call you like it just depends. For me, it means more for where I had a friend that was like, hey, let's hang out. He's like, Alright, schedule some time with my assistant. We're no longer friends,


Larry

your story. I had a pastor, what's not like big church, like, whatever. And like, I'm like, Hey, man, let's hang out. It's like, Hey, I'm gonna get my sisters and I'll schedule something up. And I was like, bro, are you serious?


Andrew

I mean, that's the pragmatic thing to do. But when you treat you're really I mean, this is another show. If you treat your personal relationships like business relationships, what do you end up with at the day? And that's just


Larry

the last thing I want to add on to what you're saying. There's like it just has to be heartfelt like you have to you when you like truly are thanking someone like I was compelled last night because someone did something extra special. And I have a contentious with a relationship with Brandon. I wanted him to know that I truly was thankful for this really cool idea that he kind of brought to our family. So it just like you can't be one of those like, thank you. It's gotta be like something meaningful.


Andrew

My favorite part of this episode is Brandon's gonna listen to it. He's gonna check his mailbox every day, and nothing will show up.


Larry

You know, I was googling famous thank you notes. And the coolest one that I found was from Neil Armstrong. 25 years after he landed on the moon. He wrote everybody that worked on the extra vehicular mobility unit, the emo he wrote everybody that wrote that vehicle that got him off the moon he wrote him a thank you note 25 years later for doing an extend outstanding job on that. So I was like, that's cool. Like 25 years laters like you should write those guys a letter.


Andrew

Before we wrap this up. There is a glitch in the matrix. I never get these. I just got a text message from Brandon just popped up on my screen. If you guys want a thank you card, please reach out you can find it all posted podcast on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. I'm Andrew Keller for Meister Thank you sayin thanks for stopping by.



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