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Vocabulary: Thanking everyone


 

Let's go on studying what is obvious and easy... essential too... because a mere THANK YOU (and a smile...) may change a lot of things. Today, we're going to "THANK" for what we are given... a basic necessity, isn't it? 

First, let's notice how the verb is built "To THANK someone FOR + noun / +V -ing something!"

- Thank you for your help! / Thank you for helping me! 

 

I) Knowing how to thank in casual everyday situations... and what to answer, then. 

 Thanks!/ Thanks a lot/ Thanks a ton!/ Hey, thanks! 

and you should answer...

 It's OK!/ No problem!/ Sure!/ All right!/ No sweat!/ Don't worry! 

 

                                    

II) Thanking people in more formal conversations: 

 

 Thank you very much!/ Thank you very much indeed!/ Thank you so much for ...
 That's very kind of you! Thank you!/ I can't thank you enough!/ I want to thank you...  
 It's so thoughtful of you!/ You're so thoughtful!/ I appreciate your help, thank you!/


and then, you should answer: 

 You're welcome!/ It's my pleasure!/ My pleasure!/ 
 Don't mention it!/ No, not at all!/ 


                                    

 

III) Still for conversations, but in really formal situations! 

 Thank you ever so much for...!/ I want to thank you very much for...!/ 
 I'm truly thankful to you for.../ I'm grateful to him for...

 

IV) Writing to say "Thank You":  many "Thank You" e-mail messages are published on the Internet, but Thank you letters and cards are still usually and quite frequently sent through the Post Office System. 

 Many thanks for your e-mail.../ I was so pleased to hear from you.../ 
 I greatly appreciate your kind words.../ I'm so thankful for your consideration... 
 I thank you so much for your assistance in our project... / 
 How kind of you it was to think about us on our Wedding Day...

 

                                                                       

 Basic, but neat "Thank You".                           To light, I lit, lit= éclairer, illuminer.                                Is "saying Thank You" a "lost Art"? 

 

V) Sometimes, "Thanks" are becoming emphatic:     Then, they express an emotion, a feeling, more than the real meaning of the words used. 

 I'll be eternally grateful for.../ You were there for me, thank you.../ 
 What could I have done without you? / I value your helping us ever so much.../ 
 Please, be sure of my sincerest gratitude... 

 

                                               

 

 

No matter what words you will use, never forget to THANK, and do it with your heart... THANK YOU for working with me... Good luck for the test!    It'll be easy...  You'll only have to respect the situations and the different registers of the language...     

                                                           

 

 

 






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“Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.” – G.B. Stern

As children most of us were constantly reminded to say “Thank you.” As your mother or father picked you up from a birthday party or some other event, you were most likely asked, “Did you say thank you?” Those of you who are parents probably go through a similar routine with your children. Saying thank you is one of the basics of good manners.
It is also an excellent form of motivation. In Coaching for Emotional Intelligence, by Bob Wall, a study in which 1500 people from different organizations and industries revealed that when asked to list which incentives were the most meaningful to them the top five were:

1. A personal thanks from their manager
2. Written thanks from their manager
3. A promotion based on performance
4. Public praise
5. Morale building meetings or activities

Despite this, 58% had never received personal thanks from their managers and 76% had never received written thanks and 81% rarely (and some never) received public praise.

It costs you nothing to say thank you and takes only a minute or two of your time.

The key is that your expression of gratitude needs to be sincere. An absent minded, “Hey thanks”, will not do the trick. What did your team member do that was worthy of your appreciation? What type of effort did they expend? What did it mean to you personally, and you can also add what did it mean for the company or the client or the rest of the team? Timeliness is also important. The sooner that you thank Bob for his work the better.

Consider these two examples:

1. Wall, Bob. Coaching for Emotional Intelligence the Secret to Developing the Star Potential in Your Employees. New York: Amacom, 2007. 126.

1. “Hey Bob, thanks for your work this week.”

2. “Bob, thank you very much for putting in extra hours over the past week in order to test that additional component that we added to the unit. Your work has put my mind at ease as we move forward with our go live. Because you put in those extra hours, our customer now has an even more reliable product AND we are still able to deliver it to them on the original due date. You have made it even more likely that they will sign additional contracts with us.”

The first example is of course better than nothing. The second example is very specific. Bob knows that you really paid attention to him and to his work.

In this day of texts and other electronic communications, an old-fashioned hand-written card or note makes a world of difference. To be honest in a contest for the world’s worst handwriting, I would place in the finals, I might even win the bronze medal. Yet, I have seen cards I wrote to team members in their offices for months after they received the card. They were not keeping the cards because of the calligraphy that is for certain.

“Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.” – Ralph Marston

Speaking of gratitude – thank you for reading this and for being part of my community.

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Following the Fall 2016 semester, several Mizzou students took time to write thank you notes to faculty member as part of the “Thank-A-Prof” initiative. Here is a just a small sampling of the notes sent from students to instructors.

Thank you so much for your time and patience. You definitively love to teach. I am usually very very anxious about approaching professors, but you make things very simple and human.

You are a great instructor: organized, responsive, patient and able to clearly explain complex topics and nuances.

Words are powerless to express my gratitude to you. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for never letting me down. My gratitude to you for all you have done, which I will never forget. I truly appreciate you and your time you spent helping me in many occasions.

Thank you very much for the course. I enjoyed every minute of your lecture as well as your marvelous sense of humor. And please give my best regards to your laptop — I sincerely hope it has fully recovered!

You are always very kind, patient, helpful and truly care about your profession and your students!

Thank you for a fun semester! I always enjoy having you as a professor and I appreciate how approachable you are. It means a lot to me that you check in with how things are going, because school can get pretty stressful.

Thank you so much for keeping us engaged, learning and laughing.

Thank you for your passion and for your willingness to share that passion with your students. Your excitement about statistics – of all things – is helpful. 🙂

Thank you so much for caring about us beyond what your job requires.

Thank you for your steadfast diligence to teaching and for making us all comfortable with your approachable, personable demeanor.

It is easy to take you for granted but it is difficult to forget your inspirational words. Instead of leading me by holding my hands, you asked me to walk ahead while you caringly observed from behind.

Thank you for all you do for the cohort program. You’re amazing and it is much appreciated in a job where I’m sure you get little thanks. The program is life changing and you have helped shape and make it more valuable.

I don’t owe my professional success to my destiny, courage, luck, belief, confidence or fortune. I owe it to a wonderful scholar like you. Nothing can come close to the inspirational presence of an instructor like you in a student’s journey. You have no idea how important a role you play in shaping my research development, maybe we did not meet a lot, but those little encouragement words, means a lot to me.

As always you challenged me to push further and to learn more.

I really enjoyed all of the readings and found they were diverse and inclusive. I learned a lot. Thank you for allowing us the space to not only have dialogue, but be creative within our assignments as well.

Thank you for being so encouraging and doing everything you can to keep us motivated and supported throughout our program. Your knowledge and leadership provides us with a priceless model for our own careers. I am so happy you are part of my education.

You are gifted at explaining things multiple ways in an inordinately clear fashion to help students grasp concepts and theories. Thanks for the hard work you put into the course.

I would like to express my thankfulness to you, a great professor, for your wonderful lessons in the class. I also want to thank you so much for your kindness and your great assistance to an international student like me.

Thank you for teaching me that emotion and logic exist best together. I learned to truly care about diversity and inclusion through your classes, and I hopefully now spread that message in a passionate but thoughtful way. You’re awesome. 🙂

Schools, colleges and universities don’t achieve acclaim because of their historical buildings, heavy funding or celebrity alumni. They become great because they have outstanding faculty like you.

Thank you for all of your encouragement. You’re an amazing person, and I want you to know you made a meaningful impact on my life.

I know this course was probably not “required” of you to teach, with your already quite busy schedule including out-of-country travel and lots of campus advising. But, your insights will help those of us going on to teach to be mindful of the very important work this is in shaping student minds of the future. My thanks to you for going above and beyond!

Your diligence and direction have inspired my inner confidence to climb like a Tiger until I reach the pinnacle of my ambitions.

I want to specially thank you for making research and its approach very ‘simple’ to me. Your approach was excellent and made me appreciate research like never before. My dream is to be a professor and when I become one, I want to be like you. Thank you.

Your class and enthusiasm for the material made me genuinely excited to come to class. It helped me to find what I truly want to do with my career and where I want to go in the next few years. For that, I thank you.

Your passion comes through in your teaching and seems to be a part of what makes you an effective professor. I’m glad I took this course with you. Thank you!

I came to you when I didn’t know what to do for my research, you provided advice and guidance. Then, you took me under your supervision; you showed me how research is done, and how a researcher should think. You gave me a fixed spot in your busy schedule and walked with me through every detail. For all the above I am grateful and ever indebted to you.

It is clear that you want us to learn and apply the knowledge we gain in your class. Throughout the course, you allowed us to freely express our experiences, thoughts and opinions, which helped me gain insight into many of the concepts we learned.

I am grateful to you for sharing your experience, expertise and wisdom in the hardest class I’ve had to date, yet one of my favorites. You challenged me to reach higher and further than I thought I could, while at the same time offering grace, kindness and compassion when my life was turned upside down.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Thanks for a great semester! I loved the books we read and the class meetings were always eye-opening. There was never a dull moment and you kept us on our toes. That is what learning should look like.

Thank you for your advice and kindness. You empowered me to make a difference in my life and the lives of people looking up to me. Thank you!

Thank you for your great efforts in helping international students to improve our American accent. You are an outstanding professor and an excellent storyteller!

It was a pleasure being in your class and getting to know you. You are perhaps, the only teacher who could make DDOS attacks and ERDs fun! 🙂

Thank you for all your hard work and patience last semester! I had heard you were teacher of the year one year and now I know why. I was honestly a bit intimidated by the course, but with your thorough teaching style, I was able to fully grasp everything you taught. Moreover, I appreciated how you focused on what is relevant and actually important. So thank you for being a fabulous professor—one who I will always think highly of! Cheers!

I had a fantastic time by taking your course. Thank you for your warm and welcoming nature, which invited us all to ask more questions.

Thank you for the wonderful and addictive course. I learned a lot of things from you. Your expertise and the way of teaching are quite fantastic and I will surely miss them. Thank you for giving some of your wisdom to me.

Thank you for your passion and dedication to teaching what many people find to be some of the most challenging concepts in the accounting curriculum. Your positive attitude and in-depth explanations for difficult concepts greatly enriches every class you teach.

Just at dinner last night, a group of us first years were reflecting on the semester. We came to the conclusion that you’re one of the hardest working professors and your passion for teaching shows every single day. From staying up late to grade last minute assignments to taking the time to make us breakfast for our final, you really have made an impact. So with that being said, thank you from the first year class!

Thank you so so much for your passion for our profession and educating. I feel so lucky to have a professor like you, finding the just-right-challenge between pushing us to be better, encouraging us, and inspiring us as future clinicians. You are appreciated, and hope you feel encouraged as an educator and proud of the work you’ve done with our class. Thank you so much!!

Thanks for being a great adviser the last few years! Also, thanks for the constant supply of candy :). You were/are someone I can always come to with questions, problems, etc. and I really appreciate that.

I cannot thank you enough for all that you have done for our class. In the midst of this heart breaking time, you still placed our learning and experience as a top priority, and I am amazed at your ability to do so. We love your dedication and passion for this profession, and appreciate you so much! We have missed seeing you daily, but you have been in our constant thoughts and prayers.

Thank you so much for being a professor that cares for each individual student. I have been so blessed by your encouragement and willingness to help me fully grasp course material. You have made my transition into a professional program easier and I have never felt so supported by a professor. I look forward to having you as a professor again next semester!

Thank you for loving your job so much! You are an amazing teacher.

Thanks for everything you taught me last year as well as your support. You have always gone above and beyond the expectations of a ‘great’ professor. You are truly a treasure at Mizzou! Thanks for everything and best wishes for all your future endeavors.

There are two types of teachers, one who teach their students what the syllabus dictates and the other, who go beyond the coursework to teach their students things that life dictates. Thank you for being the latter. I have learned from your silence more than your talk since you are one of the few who talk less, and say more.

It is apparent that you put the student first and work to place us in positions to succeed. I also wanted to thank you for pushing me to engage my discomfort and reach for a more well-rounded view of the world of education. There is more work to do but you have opened a window. Thank you!

My biggest takeaway, apart from all the social theories, is that I lacked confidence while presenting. You have been so supportive and encouraging throughout the term, that for the first time in my life, I actually thoroughly enjoyed the presentation and I have gotten over my fear of presenting (hurray!).

Thank you for your time, thorough feedback and follow-up. I am glad that this course was one of my first courses in the program. I look up to you as a role model. I hope that I will have the opportunity to work with you in the future.

There is not enough I can say about how much I thank heaven that you are my adviser and mentor. Your patience and understanding are unsurpassed. That you truly care about our work/life balance, but yet set the bar for rigor in learning, has influenced me as I lead others and will positively influence the nursing profession as your advisees influence others. I am SO thankful I chose Mizzou for many reasons, with a main one that of the honor of getting to know you. You are my hero.

You continue to impress me more and more with your knowledge, creativity and engaging coursework. Some people brighten up the room with their presence–you are one of them and even manage to do so even from a distance. Thank you for your guidance, wisdom and compassion as I continue this doctoral journey; you aren’t just helping me learn, you make me a better person.

It is with transcending gratitude that I tell you what an inspiration you have been throughout my experience, thus far, here at Mizzou. Your knowledge, understanding and genuine “care” for others is illuminated in everything you do! I’m grateful to know you.

Thank you for you dedication, organization, enthusiasm and hard work. You are an inspiring professor.

Thanks for making me brave. We had 5 white-knuckle, terrifying assignments that turned out to be not so scary in the end. Thanks for pushing the limits and reassuring me that I could get through them. I learned so many new things!

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Emma.

Trust you’re well. I received my two S4S shirts at the weekend...thank you so much. They are absolutely beautiful and the popper instead of the top button makes life so much easier. It really is tremendous, generous and humbling. Thank you and all your team very much and hopefully we’ll meet so that I can say thank you in person. 

All the very best,

Oscar

Dear Emma,

Thank you so much for the shirt that fits perfectly the tie and cuff links set it off lovely. This means so much to me because as they say Northern Ireland is the forgotten war. I get very low at times having had no real help in the last 48yrs. As I say I cannot thank you enough for the lovely gifts it’s really lifted my spirits and made my day. 

Kindest regards,

Fred Jeffreys 

I and my family would like to express our sincere gratitude to you and your team for such a wonderful lunch at the Safari Hut and a night stay at the quiet and lovely Woburn Hotel.

Thank you once again and God Bless you all.

Kindest Regards,

Ekow

Dear Emma,

Thank you so much for an amazing day at Woburn safari, we truly had an awesome day, the kids loved it. We spent most of the day with Dave,Stacy and there lovely children Jack and Amelia.

It’s aways great to see the smiles on all the children’s faces and family’s having fun, you can spot them all around the safari, with there amazing sock monkeys.

Thank you once again Emma,

much love the Tarten-Hughes family xx

Just a quick email to say thank you to you and the team for another wonderful  trip. The Woburn Hotel was amazing as was the safari Park and bbq. 

Thank you for all you do. 

Kev has a picture of us with he sock monkeys and I mean it when I say without yourselves and kev I don't know where I would be. 

Thanks again

The Conde's

I wish to take this opportunity to thank you all for inviting my family and friends over at the safari park. We had a good time and really appreciate you for taking the time to organising the barbecue and also providing us with a wonderful hotel.

Many thanks.

Regards,

Frederick


Just wanted to say thank you to you all for a lovely day today. We had such amazing day lunch was lovely and my boys loved their teddies.
Hotel was fantastic a real treat for us all as a family to just relax and not worry about anything for a while.


Thank you to you all


Kind Regards,


Greg


Please thank Emma for a fantastic day me and my wife had at Woburn Safari Park. It was topped off with a lovely barbecue meal. 


Regards,


Ian

Good morning Emma,

I am writing to thank you for organising the Invictus UK trials BIG GIG with Eliot on Monday evening. I only managed a quick hello with you before the event started, but managed to bump into Eliot at the swimming on Thursday to thank him personally on an amazing evening that started off the week with a bang.

Hopefully you managed to get to see some of the events during the week and saw the amazing things that can happen when you give people hope and belief. I bumped into  old friends and made many new and without people like you giving up your time things like this would not happen and we would be content keeping within our safe little bubble and not pushing ourselves to get out there to push the possible.

Thank you again from the bottom of my heart,

Best wishes,

Ian

You might recall I was made redundant earlier this year. However, after 179 applications I have secured a new job at TFL.

The tools that I learnt at David’s motivation and well-being workshop played a huge part in me constantly moving forward despite the barrage of “thanks, but no thanks”; and of course the lucky shirt.

-Mel 

Style for Soldiers continues to support and encourage me out of my comfort zone. I’d not been to London in ten years and the workshop provided me an invaluable opportunity to make changes to my daily routines allowing me to move forward in life.

 John

Thank you for all that you did to help organise and run last weeks Style for Soldiers Summer dinner. It was another excellent evening catching up with friends and making new ones. I hope you were able to enjoy the evening. I would also like to pass on my thanks to Matt for being so instrumental in getting Burberry on board and for Burberry’s very generous donation of costs.

Thank you again for your time, effort, compassion and kindness.

Very best wishes,

Fran

Your events make me feel special, and I haven’t felt special for a very long time.

Andy 

Morning Emma,

The Style for Soldiers dinner night was a great evening.

It was the first dinner night me and my wife Heather have been too. Heather had such a great time that night she was able to put some personal stuff to the back of her mind for a short time.

The two of us feel bad for not chatting to you that night. Every time we wanted to people were pulling you different ways to talk to you.

It’s means so much to Heather the money you gave her to buy a new dress honestly Emma it meant the world to her.

From me and Heather we can’t thank you enough for an amazing night.

Thank you

Chris

Good evening Emma, Kristal and team,

I wanted to thank you once again on behalf of Jade and myself for your kind invitation to the Style for Soldiers Summer Dinner in Gloucester. 

It was a truly fantastic evening and I can't thank you enough for the efforts that you all put into to organising such events and creating such experiences/memories for everyone that is lucky enough to be able to attend. It was truly amazing to have the opportunity to catch up with so many friends that without your events, we simply would not get to see, largely due to work commitments and geography. 

The unrelenting work and support that you provide is an inspiration to all and the thanks and appreciation could be clearly seen on the faces of everyone there. You are literally giving hope and changing the lives and wellbeing of injured serviceman and their loved ones.      

Once again a heart-felt thank you for organising and hosting such an amazing event. It was truly incredible and somehow, they get better year upon year. 

Forever grateful

Dan

Dear Style for Soldiers,

We would like to say a massive thank you for an amazing evening on Friday night at the get together. The meal was lovely and the hotel, we really enjoyed it. Thank you also for the Burberry coats, we haven’t had a chance to wear them yet but love them.

We can’t wait to see more pictures up on social media.

Thank you so much for everything that you do for our veterans

Many thanks

Dan and Sarah Phillips

Good evening Kristal,

Thank you and Emma for another amazing Style for Soldiers Summer party in Gloucester. I can’t believe we were given Burberry coats it’s an amazing gift to be given i’m so grateful and humbled to be thought of and i’m very lucky to be invited to these events every year.

Thank you for your hard work and dedication to us veterans and the charity, I really had a good laugh with you as always and looking forward to more laughter.Xxx Cant thank you both enough i’m so grateful xx Ben Roberts

Hi Kristal,

I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye tonight as I went to look for a taxi and one was waiting for me there and then. So I had to take it otherwise a big wait would have happened. 

I just wanted to say thank you to you and to Emma. So please pass on my thanks to her. 

It was a great night and so well laid out and the food was amazing!! Plus thank you to all involved with the Burberry coats....I think everyone was delighted with receiving them. 

I hope you enjoyed the rest of your evening and please pass on my apologies to Emma too for not saying goodbye and thank you in person. 

Best wishes,

Gavin Watson

Good morning Kristal,

Thank you very much for a very enjoyable evening. 

I would like to add that Martin looks very handsome and smart in his beautiful Burberry coat.  We both appreciate the hard work you and Emma do to create a memorable experience for everyone.

Kind regards,

Helen Hailstone 

Good morning Kristal,

I would like you extend my grateful thanks to Style for Soldiers for last night my first venue and most certainly not my last had a great time and was lovely to see Emma again and meet yourself. Thank you once again for a great evening.

Kindest regards,

Jon

Hi Kristal and Emma

1st of all thank you so so much for last night, once again it was an amazing night, I'm sorry I couldn't chat for longer. Everyone made Sally Anne feel at home and that was great. Sally also passes on her gratitude and really looks forward to seeing you all again.

It's so humbling being part of SFS and really proud to be part of the family.

Here's to the next one,

Best wishes

Graham.X

Good evening Emma and Kristal,

Myself and Mike would like to thank you both for inviting us last night. We had a fantastic time and met a lot of lovely new people.

We are very grateful for the opportunity to meet and socialise with people who can understand what we are dealing with.

The opportunities and support you offer are fantastic. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do.

Many thanks

Claire and Mike Brewster

Hello Kristal,

Great to see everyone last night had a fantastic time,

Look forward to seeing you again soon. And thanks again to you and Emma. X

All the best,

James Tattingham x

Good morning, 

Thank you so much for the invite to last nights summer dinner. 

Myself and my wife had a great time, it was lovely to meet everyone. 

Thanks again, 

Simon

Hi Kristal,

If you could pass on our thanks to Emma and everyone involved who helped make Friday evening a success then that would be appreciated. We had a lovely time and it was nice to see some familiar faces once again.

The Burberry coat was a lovely gesture and a nice surprise.

Thank you once again and we look forward to seeing everyone soon.

Regards

Lee Milburn

Emma,

What can I say that hasn't been said already! The dedication and hard work that went in to staging the Summer dinner at Hatherley Manor was incredible. I met many friends and some new ones who were at their first dinner; their feedback was incredibly complimentary.

I felt like a magpie, clambering for a beautiful Burberry coat; I think too much champagne was the culprit!

Once again a heart felt thank you to you, the sponsors and the guests who made the Summer Party special. It is so important for 'us' who confront a daily struggle with physical and mental issues, but you make it so worthwhile.

Danny

Dear Kristal,

It was lovely to meet you on Friday night, and thank you for such a warm welcome and fantastic event.  Kate and I had a wonderful night out, met some old friends and made some new ones too.  Emma, yourself and your team of helpers are doing a fantastic job and I will write separately to express our gratitude properly.

We very much look forward to seeing you again a future events.

Many thanks, and best wishes,

Pete & Kate

Hi Emma and Kristal,

Just wanted to send you a quick email to say thank you so much for Friday night. Paul and I had a really amazing time and enjoyed every minute of it.

I’ve had a stressful last few years with him working overseas since he left the Royal Marines, but he came home for good in April. He found out on Thursday that he’s got a job working as a Cover Supervisor in a local high school so Friday night just topped off a great week for us! It was so nice to see old friends and make new ones, and we’re so grateful for you putting in the time & effort to organise such a good night for everyone.

A million thanks again,

Lorna (and Paul) Trickett

Hi Kristal, I would just like to say thank you to you and Emma for such a wonderful evening I really enjoyed the occasion and to receive a lovely jacket from Burberry was just amazing. Please pass on my thanks to Emma and to your self for giving me the opportunity to be part off it . It was really lovely to meet so many people at the event. Can you please send me yours and Emma address so I can send a letter of thanks X

Dominic

Good evening Emma and Kristal,

I hope you are well and have recovered having organised another incredible evening.

The events get better each time and the impact they are having on the lives of others are so powerful. I am truly grateful to you and Kristal for the effort you have and continue to put into all of us.

David O’Mahoney

It's with a smile I write this to you Emma for your wonderful evening you provided at Hatherley Manor. 

Its the second group  meal I have attended with my lovely lady Hazel. We both want to thank you for all your effort. The venue was beautiful and meal scrummy! We also shared a table with wonderful people and made some new friends.

May we also say big thank you to Kristal for all her help and her remembering me proposing to Hazel on a plane in January. We were both proud to hear of Andrew's MBE and to hear his gratitude to his wife . Partners do have to suffer our moods, anger and frustrations. They are Heroes in their own right. Further thanks go to all the Supporters you introduced and to the lady from Burberry. 

Hazel made me a very proud man to hold her hand Friday as she normally does not do dresses. She was and is beautiful and my best friend. All this has been a huge change for her and I can not be more grateful. Last 7 months have put a lot of pressure on our relationship to the point she gave up her job 10 weeks ago to stay with me as she was scared to leave me alone. 

Friday evening was a great reason to get Hazel dressed up and for her to relax. I introduced her to Jamie Hull who like everyone else has done so much to get a life back. Hazel and I had a wonderful evening all due to you Emma.

We both send our love to you and your Team and your Charity Supporters

Andrew and Hazel

Dearest Emma, Kristal and S4S

Amanda and I had the most amazing night at this year’s S4S Summer Party. It was lovely to catch up with everyone and I also managed to arrange with Stewart Hill to come along to Pirbright and deliver a my story/inspirational/motivational speech to the Army Training Regiment, I sure that will surprise a lot of soldiers of all ranks especially how so theatrical he delivers.

I had a lovely chat with Richard and he vowed to play golf with me if I complete the 5828 press ups, which relates to soldiers enlisted into the Army. I hope I raise the same amount in money for this awesome charity too.

The night went so quick, and I’m sorry we didn’t really get to chat as you had to rush off at the end of the night when I finally got to talk to you.

Also, thank you with all our heart for your kind £100 donation to go towards Amanda buying an outfit, which she managed to purchase two.  

We are so grateful to be part of this special, amazing and clearly the finest charity on this planet - Fact!

Love you guys

Regards

Phil and Amanda xxx

Good morning Emma and Kristal

I hope you are both well, and had a great weekend!

The event on Friday was amazing, you truly are both brilliant!

Have a great day, lots of love

Michaela and Tom Hall x

Emma,

Oh what a night! Probably the best yet and it didn’t finish until 3 am at the hotel so sore heads all around. Many thanks for the tireless work you and the team continue to put in, it is hugely appreciated by all. 

The trench coats were a huge success and it was funny to see 2 being worn at breakfast. Being a spotter in military history I was aware of the connection to the first trench coats produced pre WWI but all I got from Danny Kaye and Co was Police jokes about Inspector Gadgets and Closeau! 

As an aside I was struck at the number of guys who are rapidly becoming veterans now and I am sure the new well being and mental health support will be of enormous help to them. The hardest part for me leaving was the feeling of loss when you left, no longer having the respect of others and the support blanket that had been in place for over 33 years. It takes a few years but the veneer is sometime thin so coming along to events is always good to remind you who and what you were. 

Good luck for the summer and hopefully see you at one of the next events.

 Regards

 Wilkie

Morning Kristal,

Just a short email. Just want to thank you and Emma for having me the other night. Once again it was a fantastic night and thank you for everything. Was lovely seeing everyone and yourselves.

Justin maskell

Hi Kristal

Great to see you again the other night..

Wow what a night eh thanks so much for all of your hard work in the organising and setting up I reckon it paid off eh?

Hope you had a great weekend and rested a wee bit J

All the best for now

Swifty

Hi there just want to thank you for a brilliant night, I just want to thank you for my lovely trench coat can’t thank you enough.

Cheers dan

Dear Emma,

Please accept these flowers as a token of my appreciation, thanking you and everyone at Style for Soldiers for a wonderful evening and all that you do to help.The event provided the chance to reconnect and make new connections with fellow Veterans and it was a huge pleasure to be part of.

God bless and kind regards,

Samuel Buglass

Emma & Kristal,

Thank you once again for everything! The Summer ball was amazing, hospitality great, we are truly grateful for your help, support and invitations.

Lots of Love,

Michaela and Tom Hall x

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your m&s voucher.  Due to just returning from deployment I have only just got to round to using it.  It was a lovely surprise for when I got home.  

The work you do for style for soldiers is remarkable.

Hello,

I would just like to say thank you for sending the shirts to me that I previously emailed you about. I have just received them and I cannot wait to start wearing them out again.

Thankyou very much!

Kind regards

Thomas

Dear Emma, 

I am yet again humbled and grateful for the ongoing support Style for Soldiers continues to offer me, and other veterans, who have been discharged following injury.  It can often feel like the system no longer cares about us, but to know there are others out there who do and who are willing to offer real tangible support is truly heartwarming.

I would be most grateful if you could pass my thanks along to those from Marks and Spencer who supported this offer.  Equally if there is someone from that organisation I could write to, to express my gratitude, I would be delighted to do so?

I am lucky to have been able to secure employment that i am able to do despite my injuries, and your kind gift means I will continue to look my best for years to come, while doing it.

I would also like to take this opportunity to offer my deep regrets that I will not be able to accept your kind offer to attend the Summer Dinner, unfortunately I am on holiday on that date.

Once again, countless thanks I am extraordinarily grateful!

Yours truly, 

Ewan

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the work that you have done in securing M&S and Russell and Bromley vouchers for injured servicemen.  I have used mine and I can honestly say that I am chuffed to bits and I could not be more grateful.  I am sure that you will also have made a huge difference to lots of other servicemen who have been injured through the years.

Kind Regards, 

Nick

Thank again so much for all that you do.  It is very humbling indeed!

Dear Emma, 

I just wanted to say thank you for your help and support.

Kind Regards, 

Ian

Good evening  Emma,

I would like to wish you a massive congratulations for your achievement in getting awarded the 1138th Point of Light Award on the International Woman's Day!!!! I am so happy for you Emma and I must say you do absolutely deserve this award, it was a long time coming. 

Your absolute devotion, compassion and tireless commitment towards us the injured servicemen can never be paralleled with any other. We can never thank you enough for everything you do for us Emma. Have a good and productive week.

 - James 

Hi,

My name is Chris, I'm one of the beneficiaries of Style for Soldiers.

Please would you pass on this message to Emma,

I am filled with joy to hear your being recognised for an award today, on International Womens Day.

I first benefited from your charitable organisation about 4 years ago, you provided me with a shirt, and the vouchers for shoes and other work wear through M&S and Russell & Bromley.

At that time I was going for my first real job; post service, I was nervous of London, and working in a professional working environment. I was further nervous of interviews, and looking the right way. I most certainly did not have the money to give myself appropriate workwear to last myself a week!

What you provided me with, through your organisation, was the confidence to walk into my interviews feeling like I belonged, looked good in my beautiful shirt, my new shoes and my suit; I felt prepared. Furthermore, I could get everyday shirts, trousers and other bits and bobs so that I looked and felt the part in the new office environment I was moving in to. That confidence, in my mind, is why I am finding success in my career.

I am very fortunate, have a wonderful job, in an industry I am passionate about working in. I fundamentally believe that without your support I may not have got the job in the first place, and even if I had, I would have felt out of place for months whilst I found a way to dress appropriately, whilst feeling good about how I looked. Particularly with my injury.

Further, your Christmas Party is legitimately my favorite event of the year. The chance to see my friends, whilst networking a little over a glass of bubbles is amazing. I sincerely wait with baited breath every year for the email to ask me to join you. Its incredible, and the hard work you and your team put in makes a huge difference to us.

Your support of vocational rehabilitation through providing dress and event support is phenomenal. I feel privileged to have met you, and I hope you find more and more success as you continue to provide support to the community of injured servicemen I belong to.

Kind Regards,

Chris

I would like to thank you and Emma very much for the voucher. I really appreciate it and look forward to getting a nice suit that fits properly! 

Thank you and the whole of Style for Soldiers for all that you do. You make such a difference to people's lives and not just the soldiers, but the families too. You do not have to search far to hear how grateful we all are for the support you offer and it is great to see how it has grown since the early days. 

I hope that you have a brilliant weekend. 

Kind regards, 

Stephan

Good morning,

Could I please thank you very very much for the outstanding gift I received yesterday in the post.

I can not say enough how much this meant to me. 

I can say without a doubt your a charity which actually applies to Northern Ireland and even though I have moved house the letter arrived at my new address.

I am very grateful to you all.

Kind regards,

Ricky 

Dear Emma, 

Thank you so much for you kind gift it will help me get prepared for my further. It has taken a financial weight off me and my families shoulders.

I look forward to meeting you one day 

Thank you for your time in this matter 

Kindest and best regards

Matthew 

Emma, Kristal, Guy,

All I can say is Wow wow wow and a massive thank you!

My stick arrived today and it is bloody gorgeous and awesome....the timing couldn’t have been more perfect.

I have been in hospital AGAIN because of the epilepsy caused my brain injury and they have done a big meds change over which has made me even wobblier (hopefully this will be temporary). I got out last week and my dad left me on my own again yesterday!

So thank you, thank you, thank you... you have put a big smile back on my face!

You are bloody awesome :)

Sara

Dear Emma, 

Thank you so much for you kind gift it will help me get prepared for my further. It has taken a financial weight off me and my families shoulders.

I look forward to meeting you one day. 

Thank you for your time in this matter. 

Kindest and best regards,

-Matthew 

Afternoon Emma,

I have heard nothing but great things about the things you do for the lad and ladies. Everyone says amazing things about you and how much you have already done for them. 

Thank you for getting in touch so fast and giving me the opportunity to get involved. I have received the email with the M & S voucher and I can’t thank you enough.

I have been in Headley the last few times you have visited over the years and every time I always seemed to be at hospital or out of unit.

I am very pleased to have finally touched base with you and will look forward to meeting you in person.

Thank you very much.

Regards

- Pete

Hi Emma,

Hope you are well. 

We would both like to thank you for inviting us to the event, it was lovely. It was nice to see some familiar faces and meet new people. 

Thank you very much for the pictures, they look wonderful. 

We are happy that you like our little gift.

Our best wishes to you for 2019 and we shall see you soon!

Kristjan & Janeli

Dear Emma,

Happy New Year and hope you have had a wonderful break with your family. Many thanks for such a fun evening with Style for Soldiers and friends, it was a really enjoyable evening and so good to catch-up with the Headley Court family. Melissa and I both loved it and we enjoyed great company on our table! I know it must have been a great effort to have so many people seated.

Lee’s story was moving, inspirational and a testament to your amazing work. As we chatted to him before dinner I could hardly believe he was the same person who arrived in my company sometime in 2008 after our tour to Iraq. He clearly has taken great strength in the support you have offered and is getting things back on track.

I hope you have a great 2019 and thank you for your continued support.

Best,

Ed

My dear Emma

What a fantastic evening that brought back some great memories of the good things that happened in Headley Court.  Its been some time since I came to one of your gatherings and well not disappointed just outstanding.  Kristal you are a diamond well polished putting all the work in to make it happen and it was great to see the face behind the working machine Kristal.  If there is ever any thing I can do speak chair or assist please do not hesitate to ask.

Please have a amazing Christmas and an even better New Year and look forward to our next meeting.

Yours Bernie and Jan x

Wow, once again you and the team worked your magic for a superb Christmas Party for the Style for Soldiers clan last night. I have been to a few of these functions you work so hard at and every one I go to is beyond excellent; in fact they are outstanding in every way. 

The dinner was exquisite in every way, as was the champaign and wine, although I possibly had a tad too much! I wish you all a Merry Christmas and New Year and I look forward to seeing you all next year.

Please say a huge thank you to Emma and the team for making my life, and I'm sure all attendee's, whole again.

Thank you,

Danny

Thank you for such a wonderful evening. Everything and everyone were perfect and I was touched by so much love and kindness. 

It’s been quite a year and I thank you both for all of the enormous work that you have done for all of us damaged but vibrant souls.

- Karl

Just wanted to email to say a massive thank you as always for a mega evening. Always great to see everyone. 

- Martyn

This is just a quick email to say thank you very much from myself and my wife for the invite last night. 

It was a brilliant event, it was great to see so many faces I haven’t seen for years. It was also great to finally meet Emma. 

Best Regards,

Josh

Emma,

Thank you so much for a wonderful and magical Christmas party you made us all feel human again.

Words are not enough to express my feelings.

I bumped into so many old friends who I hadn't seen for years thank you so much.

Hope you and your family have a great Christmas.

God bless you.

Kind and Best regards

Eddie McMahon.

Hi,

Thank you so much for your hospitality at the Christmas dinner.

We had a great time.

- Andy

A massive thank you for everything last night, sorry I missed you at the end. Michelle and I had a lovely evening as always. Have a great Christmas

- Martyn

Hi Emma,

                 Hope you are well, firstly thank you for such a wonderful christmas party i will treasure those memories forever, it was really lovely to catch up with so many people.

Warmest Regards,

DominHi Emma

Just want to thank you for a great evening last night. I had a blast.

It’s been busy time for me this year starting my new job . And the shirts that you have made for me has done the business.

But also I don’t see many people throughout the year and your Christmas party was the only opportunity to see some familiar faces.

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year

Kind Regards,

- Louis

Just wanted to say thank you, to you and Emma, for the Christmas party and hope you had a lovely Christmas. Was lovely seeing you both once again and hope you both have a lovely new year

- Justin

This is just a quick email to say thank you very much from myself and my wife for the invite last night. 

It was a brilliant event, it was great to see so many faces I haven’t seen for years. It was also great to finally meet Emma. 

- Josh

Just a quick message to yourself, Emma and your team to say thank you for an extraordinary event the other evening at the HAC!

It was really great to catch up with old friends and meet new ones!

- Edward

Dear Emma and the Style for Soldiers Team,

Amanda and I would like to thank you for a fantastic night at the Style for Soldiers Christmas party.

We were sat next to a good group of guests that we have never met before and those sat nearby meant conversation flowed and the night went by very quickly with lots of laughs and sharing memories of our time at Headley Court of course the singer and an engagement was a highlight of the night.

The Hotel was fantastic and so nearby that Amanda could enjoy much of the night and not be too tired to travel to the hotel while working around her pregnancy.

Have a fantastic Christmas and New Year.

Warmest regards,

- Clifford

Please accept both mine and Hazels gratitude for your effort and fabulous evening you arranged last Thursday. 

It was my first year to attend after yearly invites and although nervous it was a pleasure to be part of it. Also it was a huge pleasure to have Hazel join me and keep me calmer than ever amongst so many people.  It was also nice for you to see the special shoes you got for me from Bill Bird. They are so comfy and help so much with my dropped foot.

We both wish you and your family a lovely Festive break and time to relax. 

Many thanks again for our invite Emma. 

Best wishes,

- Andrew and Hazel

Hi Emma, 

I really wanted to send you a message to, once again, say thank you for starting Style for Soldiers. 

As my time in the Royal Marines is coming to an end, and my rehabilitation is being transferred to the NHS, I can feel my identity slipping away. I have slowly been taking items from work out of my cupboards and draws and either throwing them away or putting in my ‘memory box’. 

Today I took my Lovat suit (No. 2’s) out of my wardrobe. It’s so strange to think that removing a uniform I’ve only worn a handful of times could evoke a feeling of great loss, but it has. My mental health has been in a pretty dark place recently but I had to do this to try and move on. All that remains in my room now are my green beret and in my wardrobe my Blues (No. 1’s). Feeling down I looked in my wardrobe, at the newly formed empty space and realised that right next to my blues are my Emma Willis shirt and M&S suit. 

This may sound strange but I put on the shirt, the suit, polished shoes, cuff links and pocket detail, and I just stood in front of my mirror looking at myself. The loss I felt was replaced with a feeling that I CAN reclaim my identity, the realisation that what I wear can replace my uniform and project who I am, now that the title Royal Marines Commando has been taken from me. For the few minutes that I wore the suit it felt like I was bought me back to life. 

Through you I have met Stefan and, just yesterday, I spoke with David O’Mahoney, connections who can and have guided me. 

Style for Soldiers can’t give me my career back but you’ve helped me to start erasing the feelings of being lost and worthless.

Thank you so much.

- Andy

Good morning Emma, just wanted to drop you a message and say thank-you so much for suggesting I do the BBC service, I love that I had the opportunity to say Thank you to the people that have helped me from where I was to where I am now. You are also a huge part of that. I’ve seen the confidence and pride a soldier holds when they feel a perfectly fitting shirt against their skin. A great quality suit on their shoulders and a pair of top end shoes on their feet. You have done me, the guys and girls a great service. Thank you!

 - Louis 

Good morning,

A massive thank you to Style for Soldiers and Marks and Spencer's for such amazing generosity, I can't wait to order a new suit.

Receiving both the invite and letter about the suit has really lifted my mood. After a fairly hard week this has honestly been the best boost.

Every year style for soldiers make me feel special and my wife and I are so grateful for that.

Thank you once again.

- Stuart

Thanks to some more Emma Willis shirt magic, that's another successful job interview chalked up.  I've been out of contract now for about 10 months and was worried I might have forgotten too many technical details, so it was reassuring to know that I at least looked the part.

Thank you to everyone at Style for Soldiers for helping make that happen. 

- Mat 

Emma and Style for Soldiers,

Thank you for my walking stick.  It brought a big smile to my face and proud to use it everyday.  I am very grateful for your kindness. 

- Julan

Afternoon Emma.

I can't thank you enough. What you do is magical for us.  You make me,us, feel so special you really do.

I would absolutely love to attend your Christmas party. It's my Birthday on the 12th Dec, so S4S will tie in nicely. If it's still ok to attend? 

Honestly Emma, you are very kind and passionate about what you do. The dedication and time you spent measuring the group, Headley Rebels, shows what you are all about. Intrinsic to our recovery, paths, appreciation and appreciative allows us to engage with value' s we once had and still have whilst not feeling lost.

It was a pleasure to meet you Emma. Thank you so much I'm truly humbled, see you on the 20 Dec 18.

Kind Regards

- Mike

Aww I think it is amazing that you have done so much for patients at Headley Court have you just been there again?  If so I am gutted when I first came to Headley Court I was in hospital waiting until I was able to leave hospital I thank you you massively for everything you had for so many soldiers and family.

- Adam 

Massive shout out to the Style for Soldiers team for all the love and support that has been unwavering post injury for so many.  When I had no confidence and self esteem you were there to help rebuIld it and I will forever be grateful to you all for that and of course keeping us all looking and feeling sharp with shirts, ties and other accessories courtesy of supporting brands.  

- David O'Mahoney

I just wanted to let you both know that we all had a fantastic day at Woburn yesterday. Thank you so much for letting us share in all the fun and we thoroughly enjoyed the superb food and company.

Thank you also for the beautiful flowers you allowed Leann and I to take home. They survived the journey home in Albert’s car and they look great in both our homes.

Even the down pour couldn’t dampen our day. Amalia certainly enjoyed herself and didn’t want to go home.

Please pass on my heartfelt thanks to Emma as I don’t have her email address and to all the other staff who helped make this a wonderful day for not only us but all the other families.

With kindest regards,

Christine, Leann, Amalia and Albert xxxx

Dear Emma,

Please excuse the delay in coming back to you to say a huge thank you for the incredibly kind gift of your stunning shirts and a tie. I have known about your charity, and indeed have met you on several occasions at various events, but have never been very good at putting myself forward to accept offers like this – I always feel they should be going to others than myself. What you do is incredibly kind, generous and, most importantly really makes a difference to veterans’ wellbeing. I was like a kid in a sweet shop being asked to take my pick of your incredible shirts, and my evening routine of ironing my shirt has moved from drudgery of preparing for another day at work – to a sense of pride of knowing I’ll be the best dressed in my office!!!

I just wanted to show my appreciation for an amazing Summer party, it was truly amazing, atmosphere was great and the food was lovely.

I really do feel humbled to be apart of this amazing family we call style for soldiers, i say family because everybody gets on so well and every event I have been to I meet somebody new with an amazing story to tell.

Over the past couple of years you have done so much for me and I truly believe I wouldn’t be in the head space I am today if it wasn’t for your amazing help, you have saved me and saved my family, which I am truly grateful for.

I have meet some amazing life long friends along the way and that’s all because of you.

Truly humbled, very grateful and very proud to be apart of this amazing family. 

- Glen 

When I wear my shirt and ties, I feel confident, Style for Soldiers is the embodiment of support.

- William

A huge thank you for all you and the team do for injured veterans like myself – we are very lucky to have you support and champion our cause.

 Kind regards,

 - Will

Hi Emma,

Thank you for inviting my and my family for the Woburn event - it was awesome! 

I have learn loads of things in the last 4 years, some I wouldn’t wish on anybody (mostly big medical words that I couldn’t even say them before I had my brain issues!) but one of the important ones is saying stuff because you don’t know if you may never get the chance.... so I thought I’d let you know exactly what the Woburn event meant to me. And you have to you excuse my typing - I have to do it by dictation call as I can’t type anymore...

The Woburn event is the first time that I’ve dared to attend something in 4 years, since my brain tried to kill me a few times(!). And this has been for a number of reasons, but The main one being because you also invited my family. They have done so much for me over the last four years - more that I could have wished. My brain is fairly (what’s left of it ;)) broken... I now have problems with my cognitive stuff, my communication stuff, anxiety issues and I also have uncontrolled epilepsy. This means that I can’t do big, loud, social, events. I also can’t travel anywhere on my own or drive (that would just be scary (mostly for other road users lol ;) But you enabled me to give a ‘thank you’ to my family because of YOUR event. That event at the safari park meant I could ‘run away’ if I couldn’t cope or if I began to lose it at any time and grab one of them away if I needed to, or if I had a seizure, but the rest of the family could still enjoy it. You also gave me a couple of brilliant surprises too - One of the guys I was at Headley with 4 years ago was there - it was lovely to see him (Greg (RAF too - Can’t remember his name - my memory is shocking ;)) and seeing Kath the Cake Lady was fantastic too. I spent months as a inpatient on the neuro ward at Headley - Kath was one of the few females who I recognised! We were definitely in a male environment :) :) :)

Because those of us with brain injuries look ‘normal’ and few people understand that every brain injury is different means most people don’t understand how difficult we find social events (I am as guilty as anybody was before my brain tried to kill me a few times). People don’t understand the noise, the confusion, the difficult communication issues we have constantly.... and if you chuck in my epilepsy triggers (stress and tiredness) most social events are doomed from the start lol :)  however, your event made me be able look beyond my issues (it’s all about me don’t you know ;)) and I was able to concentrate on my family, I (you) was (were) able to focus on the ones that look after me...

So this is a mahoooosive enormous ‘thank you’ from me to you...

Sara

Hi Emma,

I just wanted to say a personally thank you once more for the beautiful shirt and suit. As you have seen we look super dapper.

I can not thank you enough and hope to catchup soon.

Kindest regards,

Jaco

Dear Emma,

Thank you for the two Fabulous Ties I have just received from you in the post.

I cannot believe it was 9 years ago I had the pleasure of meeting You & Your staff while doing my rehabilitation at Headley Court and was measured up for a designed fit silk shirt, which was a very generous gift to all of us there.

On behalf of myself & all the other Service Personnel we would like to say a Huge Thank-you for the Support and recognition You have shown to us and continue to do so.

I wish Yourself and Staff all the Best for the Future and it's people like yourself who recognise the Armed Forces that made me PROUD to have served 23 and a half years.

Kind regards,

Carl 

Hi Emma,

I trust you are well?

Just to let you know that I received the shirt you sent me. It is beautiful and fits me so well. 

Thank you so much for it. You are a star.

Lots of hugs and kisses from me and the entire family.

xoxoxo

Kind regards,

- Maggie 

Dear Emma Willis, 

I had to write to you even though we have never met, just to say thank you!! Thank you for being one of those extraordinary people that cares and goes out of their way to make a positive  impact on other  people that cares and goes out of their way to make a positive impact on other peoples's lives.  As can be seen on your media program.

- Ken and Fred the Dog 

Dear Emma,

Please accept my sincerest thanks for your kind, and extremely generous help with this and for all you have done with Style for Soldiers.  As well as Afghanistan, I also served in Iraq, Libya and Nigeria, although I am sorry to say I have often since regretted it for the impact it has had on my life, and ultimately the loss of my career.  I feel embarrassed to admit how I have struggled with coming to terms with this since, and with starting a new career. 

 - Michael 

However, the knowledge that there are brilliant people out there like yourself who recognise what the Armed Forces do for the UK, and are kind enough to support them in return, is a massive boost to morale.  I look forward to attending interviews smartly dressed, no longer in my worn out old suit, which will undoubtedly improve my confidence and chances of finding employment.  I have also RSVPd to Victoria, and would be honoured to attend the Style For Soldiers Summer party.  Thank you very much again.  

Best Regards

Mike Watts

Dear Emma, 

Thank you so much for an incredible evening at the summer party, 

It was great to meet new people and catch up with old friends. 

You have achieved something very special. 

Fond regards

- Thomas Francis

Dear Emma,

Please excuse the delay in coming back to you to say a huge thank you for the incredibly kind gift of your stunning shirts and a tie. I have known about your charity, and indeed have met you on several occasions at various events, but have never been very good at putting myself forward to accept offers like this - I always feel they should be going to others than myself. What you do is incredibly kind, generous and, most importantly really makes a difference to Veterans' wellbeing. I was like a kid in a sweet shop being asked to take my pick of your incredible shirts, and my evening routine of ironing my shirts has moved from drudgery to preparing for another day at work -  to a sense of pride knowing I'll be the best dressed in my office!!!

A huge thank you for all you and the team do for injured Veterans like myself -  we are very lucky to have you support and champion our cause.

Kind regards, 

- Will

Just want to say a massive thank you for the shirts last week really really amazing gesture thank you.  Keep doing what you're doing because you really make a difference thank you.

- Nathan

Hello Emma, 

You were not under any obligation to do this but for your selflessness and the heart to help not only injured veterans like myself but their families as well, is a testament of your generosity and genuineness. I still cannot fathom this action of yours as it's beyond expectation. Truly, it came in at the right time and will go a long way to put a smile on my family's face.

Thank you ver much.

Regards,

- Jonathan and Family

Hi Emma

You truly are my guardian angel. Just got home after a horrible long day and my shoe had split earlier in the day.    Opened the post and received the most wonderful generous gift and couldn't have been more appropriate. What a turn around of my day. 

Thank you ever so much. 

Dear Ms Emma Willis, I had to write to you even though we have never met, just to say THANK YOU!! Thank you for being one of those extraordinary people that cares and goes out of their way to make a positive impact on other people's lives.

Hi Victoria

I have just come out of my interview and I have been offered the job. It must have been the suit, or as I call it the Lucky Suit. 

I have gone from no suit for a interview to receiving one the day before and turning up looking smart t and being offered the job. 

I could not be happier.

Thank you all so much Style for Soldiers. 

Emma,

Thank you very much for the support when it mattered most. 

Regards

- Jonathan

Dear Emma

I hope that all is well and thank you again for all that you are doing for injured servicemen- it really makes a huge difference. I wear my cufflinks and shirt with pride and putting them on always makes me think how lucky we are to have such supportive people.

Thanks again for all that you do.

- Nick

Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year to you, your family and all at Style for Soldiers.

2017 has been a year of reformation and thank you for your help with getting me over the final line. I am looking forward to 2018 and have many cornerstone goals i hope to achieve.

May 2018 be equally wonderful for yourself .

Kindest regards and gratitude as always for all you do.

- David

Dear Emma, Victoria and Kristal, 

I would just like to offer my sincere thanks for all your efforTs towards making the Style for Soldiers Christmas Party such an enjoyable event, and for your support over the past few years.  it is an event that my partner and I look forward to each year, and seeing people that we may only meet once a year at this event. 

As for the shirts, it is great to be out there in 'Fab' wear!

Looking forward to seeing you all again in the near future.

Kind Regards, 

- Gavin

Victoria, 

I have just been viewing the photos from the Style for Soldiers Christmas party and wanted to thank you again for organising such an outstanding event, as well as sorting out a super Hotel for us.  

It was the first Style for Soldiers event that my wife and I had been able to attend and we both found it an outstandingly memorable occasion.  it was wonderful to catch with with so many people that I shared my rehabilitation experience with and we really enjoyed a very special evening. 

Emma and Style for Soldiers are very fortunate to have you on board as you did such a fantastic job in so many respects.  You are a true inspiration to all servicemen and their families.

I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas.

- Chris

Hi, 

I just wanted to say thank you so much for such a wonderful evening at the HAC.  Each year I realise more and more how important it is that the WIS community is offered a chance to come together like this.  Matt Weston summed up the real mental issues so many veterans face and he is a great example to us all how they may be faced.

Victoria, your organisation leading up to the event was great - I am sure you would have been flat out mustering so many veterans from all corners of the world!

I hope you all have a fantastic Christmas!

Best, 

- Ed

Hiya Emma, 

Thanks so much for the gift for Jack, it is lovely.  Poppy and Jack are now home and doing just well.  So sorry I could not make it to the party I was gutted but had to be with my family as Poppy needed me.

Hope you all had a lovely party, thanks so much for everything Emma really means a lot the amount of things you do to change peoples lives is outstanding.  I did put you forward for an outstanding person reward, but never heard back from them.

We can not thank you enough.

Hi Emma,

Thank you for a really nice evening, was so good to see so many old faces, and also see them doing well.

Everything you and your charity are doing is amazing which showed at last nights event. Look forward to catching up with yourself and everyone soon. 

- Michael

Afternoon Emma, 

Just wanted to email you say I am so grateful for you arranging the hat fitting.  I went yesterday and Michael helped me get a very smart cap and a hat that would not usually wear.

- Martyn

First week at Ernest and Young over and have found it fantastic to date. 

Collected my shirt yesterday and so thrilled. There is nothing quite like putting on a shirt that fits so well and feels tremendous. Again, thank you so much!

- David

Evening Emma,

Really glad that you got to see my email in regard to the shoes you so kindly helped me to get.

Bill Bird is a lovely gent and all his staff are so nice, they make you feel part of them. They also have a lovely residential cat who liked me and would sit on my lap.

The best thing is that I wore my lovely new shoes and they were comfortable all day. So they were officially christened on Horse Guards Parade Square on to Parliament street, past the Cenotaph back to Horse Guards Parade and Prince Edward as well as 100's of spectators.

As long as I can assure you in words of my deep gratitude to you for what you have done for me then I will be happy.

My sincere best wishes to you and your family, to your staff, Victoria and wish you continuous success with your Business. 

Always Grateful,

- Andrew

Emma, 

Would love to say thank you for a wonderful and inspirational evening.  Met some lovely people, even though I was out of my comfort zone was made to feel wanted and welcomed.

Victoria has done a marvellous job, and it was nice to see Kristal as well.  All the blokeS were really excited about it and the mood at breakfast was brilliant.

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to push myself and the most terrifying thing was to talk in front of people.  Well thats one obstacle out of the way and feel better for it.

So excited for Christmas now, and I will be bringing my long suffering sister along, she needs a bit of praise and she is also Royal Navy so it would be nice for me to be able to thank her.

You, your team and even your family are brilliant. 

First complete nights sleep in a long time and absolutely buzzing.  Arabella and Paris really have fired me up to do something with my creative side.  Tori really got my mindset and we got on really well.

Thank you for letting me part of the Style for Soldiers family.

Lots of Love, 

- Richie

Emma I do not even know what to say.  For once I am lost for words.  Your generosity is very rare Emma the whole Style for Soldiers community shows me sides to people I never knew existed and has opened my eyes in the more ways than one.  

For once I can't seem to find words, I really can't other then thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Many thanks Victoria for helping me.  I may just still have enough time to get a new suit for my honoured day at Remembrance Day at the Cenotaph.

Can I ask you to forward my thanks to Emma please.  Emma helped me to get a pair of bespoke shoes made by Bill Bird shoes at Moreton in Marsh.  After months of fittings and adjustments for my leg and foot injury I picked the shoes up today. 

They are not only lovely to look at they so far are so comfortable and can accommodate the orthotics and adjustments for my dropped foot. I am so grateful to in particular Bill for his years of experience and skills but also in particular his staff member Emily. She has been involved in the shoe manufacture from a lattice to using paper templates and so on.  Her talents for making shoes have resulted in this wonderful pair of shoes that I can wear on November 12 in London. There I can speak highly of Emma's support and Bill Birds team and the Pattern Makers donation.

Once again thank you for the suit information and hope you and your girls and husband are well.

All the best, 

- Andrew

You and the Emma Willis group do a fantastic job raising money for this great Style for Soldiers Charity, and you all put so much hard work into help support the injured Soldiers which we all really appreciate so a massive thank you to everyone.

- Rickie

Afternoon Emma, 

Had a knock at the door and a gentleman from a courier firm with a parcel for me.  It is a beautiful crisp white cotton shirt.

Thank you so much for it, never worn anything so nice since leaving the army, I can once be smart again.

Thank you, 

Another step out of the quagmire of adversity since being medically discharged.

P.s. Please pass my thanks onto the craftsman that put it together, it is amazing.

- Richie

Emma, 

My suit arrived today, thank you so much for this wonderful gift, I am truly honoured.  

I will wear it with pride, what an amazing lady you are, much love xxx

- Glen

Dear Emma, 

Last week I attended the Style for Soldiers retreat in Mallorca.  This was my first interaction with Style for Soldiers as I missed you at Headley Court originally, but what a first impression! Thank you SO much for providing the opportunity to attend such a fantastic event.  Stu and Lizzie made us all feel so welcome and it was so beneficial to have such experienced one on one support for the activities, and in such a beautiful location.

It was incredibly useful to be able to meet other veterans and WIS at different stages of their recovery and gain inspiration and motivation from what they are doing.  Added to this, partners were also present (unfortunately not my husband as he had to work), which gave a whole extra dimension to the event.  The balance worked exceptionally well and I gained a lot from this mix.  I strongly believe that if my husband had been able to attend, it would have benefited as significantly as a couple.

Again, thank you so much, the memories and inspiration from the event will carry on long after my tan fades!

Yours,

- Lucinda

Thank you so much for the S4S retreat. It was an amazing experience. To have the opportunity to go on a rehab event, with a loved one, as part of a group of individuals with different injuries, to somewhere that made physical activity so accessible, was incredible. It was wonderful to go to group sessions and not feel self-conscious about my injury and mobility, as well as being able to talk to the other guys in such a relaxed setting.

I’d also like to thank you for the S.U.P and boat trips. It was the first time in four years I’ve been able to go for a proper swim in the ocean! I never thought that S.U.Ping would be possible, thank you for giving me an environment in which I had the confidence to try it. I loved it!

Thank you again.

With Love, 

- Fran

Dear Emma and Victoria,

I hope you are both well and are not too busy with work.

I am emailing you both today to thank you for everything you have done For me. I have now chosen my suit from Marks and Spencer with shoes and accessories. It was very generous and will certainly help me with my transition into civilian life with interviews and job fairs.

I recently heard from one of your colleagues called Nel who asked me for my address to send me an invitation to something which I am very excited about. With that in mind you mentioned to me about your Christmas Party which sounds fantastic and would be amazing to go too. As I mentioned before I get married on the 4th November and it would be great to bring my then wife to your party.

I was wondering if you would know how long it would be for the walking stick to arrive. I know it seems rude for me to ask as you have done so much for me so far but the thought of using such an amazing stick instead of the NHS one I'm using now on my wedding day would be awesome and look good in the pictures.

I hope you don't mind me asking and being so rude.

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11 Things I Forget To Thank My Friends For

If the only prayer you ever said was “Thank You,” that would be enough.

Most of us have incredible family members, friends, and other loved ones who love us back.  Learn to appreciate what a miracle that is.  Most of us have good health, which is another miracle.  Most of us have eyes, with which to enjoy the amazing miracles of sunsets and nature and beauty all around us.  Most of us have ears, with which to enjoy music – one of the greatest miracles ever.

We may not have all these things, because we can’t have everything, but we certainly have plenty to be thankful for.  To an extent, we know this already, and yet we forget.

Sometimes Marc and I get so caught up pursuing the next big thing, that we forget to pause and appreciate the things we have, and the things we’ve experienced, learned and achieved along the way.

In other words, we forget to give thanks continuously, for all things.  Since every step we have taken has led us right to where we are, and all things have contributed to our development, when we finally do pause to give thanks, we try to include ALL things in our gratitude.

So that’s what I want to reflect on today – some quick reminders about the things you, too, likely forget to say “thank you” for:

  1. “Thank you for life’s surprises.” – Notice and cherish life’s surprises.  Just because it’s not what you were expecting, doesn’t mean it’s not everything you’ve been waiting for.  So take a deep breath when you’re rejected from something good.  It often means you’re being redirected to something better.  Be patient.  Be positive.  Keep going.
  2. “Thank you for the truth I deal with every day.” – Too many of us prefer gentle lies to hard truths.  But make no mistake, in the end it’s better to be hurt by the truth than comforted by a lie.  And beware of half-truths too – you may have gotten ahold of the wrong half.  Open your eyes.  You must see things how they are instead of how you hoped, wished or expected them to be.  Sometimes it’s hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to know, but be strong.  Life is too short to live a lie.
  3. “Thank you for the tough times that taught me important lessons.” – God allows you to experience the low points of life in order to teach you lessons that you could learn no other way.
  4. “Thank you for the challenges I must overcome today.” – The brick walls in life are there for a reason.  They are not there to keep you out.  They are there to give you a chance to show how badly you want something.  Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it as badly as you do.  They are there to stop the other people.  There is absolutely nothing about your present circumstances that prevents you from making progress, one step at a time.  (Read The Last Lecture.)
  5. “Thank you for giving me the courage to continue.” – Courage isn’t having the strength to go on; it’s going on even when you don’t have strength.  And remember, it does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
  6. “Thank you for giving me the strength to smile.” – Anyone can be happy sometimes.  It takes a human being with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that naturally makes us weep.
  7. “Thank you for the beauty that remains.” – Even when times are really tough, don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.
  8. “Thank you for this new beginning I’m living now.” – The best way to prepare for the future is to take care of the present.  Goodbyes will always hurt a little.  Photographs can never replace the act of being there.  Memories, good and bad, will sometimes bring tears.  And words can never perfectly describe the feelings they represent.  But that’s OK.  Pain is real.  But so is hope.  You have to make peace with your past in order to keep your present and future from becoming hopeless battles.
  9. “Thank you for all the choices I have.” – A big part of your life is a result of the little choices you make every day.  If you don’t like some part of your life, it’s time to start tweaking things and making better choices, right now, right where you are.  (Marc and I discuss this in more detail in the “Goals and Success” chapter of 1,000 Little Things Happy, Successful People Do Differently.)
  10. “Thank you for the chance to grow.” – You must be willing to give up what you are in order to become what you will be.
  11. “Thank you for my bravery.” – Whenever you’re scared but you still do it anyway, that’s brave.
  12. “Thank you for my inner greatness.” – Contrary to what others may say, you do not need to rise to the top, or be the cream of the crop, before you can feel great about yourself.  For you are not a failure because you’re not perfect, got rejected or laid off, struggle to make ends meet, or have a family with issues.  You are great because, despite your circumstances, you keep loving, you keep getting back up after every fall, and, above all, the little steps you keep taking, you take with grace.
  13. “Thank you for the burning desires inside me.” – The starting point of all success is DESIRE.  Keep this in mind always.  Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire creates a small amount of heat.  Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.  When you truly believe in what you’re doing, it shows, and it pays.  Success in life is for those who are excited about where they’re going.
  14. “Thank you for my intuition and instincts.” – Take constructive criticism seriously, but not personally.  Listen, and then operate with your own intuition and wisdom as your guide.
  15. “Thank you for my imagination and creativity.” – Imagination and creativity are everything.  Together, they draw the preview of your life’s coming attractions.  And there are people in nearly every career field who make each day a work of art simply by the way they have mastered their craft.  In other words, almost everyone is an artist in some way.
  16. “Thank you for the excitement and freedom of my vulnerability.” – Being vulnerable is helpful to both ourselves and others.  It makes us bigger in the world – the more open we are, the more there is of us out there.  So open up.  Allow yourself to feel, to be real and authentic.  Tear down any emotional brick walls you have built around yourself and feel every exquisite emotion, both good and bad.  This is life.  This is how you welcome new opportunities.
  17. “Thank you for my feelings and emotions.” – The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt only with the heart.
  18. “Thank you for giving me a voice.” – Remember, not being heard is no reason for silence.
  19. “Thank you for everyone I’ve ever met.” – We are a part of all that we have met.  And everyone you meet can teach you something important.  Some people bless us and some teach us.  All are necessary.  In fact, the people who are the most difficult to deal with can be your most valuable teachers in the long run, which is ultimately a blessing.
  20. “Thank you to everyone for being who they are.” – If you judge people, you have no time to appreciate them.  So pay close attention, and respect people for who they are and not for who you want them to be.  Loving and respecting others means allowing them to be themselves, whether you choose to be a part of their life or not.
  21. “Thank you for giving me the ability to love.” – Only those of us who are capable of loving deeply can also suffer deep sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract our grief and heals us.  (Read The Gifts of Imperfection.)
  22. “Thank you for giving me someone to love.” – The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.  To love and win is the best thing in the world.  To love and lose, is the next best.
  23. “Thank you for giving me the sense to love myself too.” – Remember, putting yourself first does not mean being selfish – it means being self-aware.  It means not forgetting to love yourself, too.
  24. “Thank you for the solitude and space I need.” – Remember, it’s healthy to spend time alone sometimes.  You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person.
  25. “Thank you for the incredible people who have stood beside me.” – Know that it’s less important to have more friends and more important to have real ones.  And remember, it’s during the toughest times of your life that you’ll get to see the true colors of the people who say they care about you.  Don’t take these people for granted.  Look around and appreciate them, today.
  26. “Thank you for the power to give back and make a difference.” – The fact that you can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another’s, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, is proof that YOU can make a big difference.
  27. “Thank you for life’s luxuries.” – You didn’t go to sleep hungry last night.  You awoke this morning with a roof over your head.  You had a choice of what clothes to wear.  You have access to clean drinking water and electricity.  You are online right now.  You have plenty to be comfortable.  Being wealthy is a mindset.  Want less and appreciate more.
  28. “Thank you for my home.” – A house is a home when it shelters the body and comforts the soul.  But a home isn’t always a physical structure, or a specific location on a map.  Home is wherever the people you love are, whenever you’re with them.  It’s not a defined place, but a space in your heart and mind that builds upon itself like little bricks being stacked to create something stable that you take with you for your entire life, wherever you may go.
  29. “Thank you for my health.” – You may not be perfectly healthy, but if you’re reading this, you’re likely reasonably healthy.  In other words, if you got sick today you could recover.  Never underestimate the gift of your health.  It’s the greatest wealth you will ever own.  It’s the foundation for every chance at happiness and success life has to offer.  Your body is the only place you will truly ever live.
  30. “And finally, thank you for giving me the ability to be online reading this.” – Not only are you wealthy enough to be online right now, but you can read too.  Believe it or not, only about one third of the world’s population has internet access.  And, even crazier than that, there are roughly 774 million people in the world who aren’t educated enough to read.  YOU are one of the lucky ones.

Your turn…

What would you add to the list?

What do you sometimes forget to say “thank you” for?

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