Skip Gaskill Returns

A Simple Thank You
A Simple Thank You

Washington DC’s Skip Gaskill returns today.

At Disney (and as human beings), we know the best has three simple components:

A meaningful compliment is sincere, specific, and timely. That’s it. Here’s a marine Veteran’s take on it…

Take it away Skip:

A little means a lot.

A lot means little.

Jungle Jeff recently thanked me for my service and said he hoped I didn’t get tired of hearing it.

I retired from the Marine Corps a little over five years ago and I still have people thanking me for my service.  You know it’s funny, when we hear it from individuals in a one on one setting or in a small group it makes us feel good to know someone truly appreciates what we did and what our servicemen & servicewomen continue to do on a daily basis.

When it’s done as a production for an audience we don’t care for it nearly as much because it feels canned, staged, disingenuous, or commercialized.

The American people in general feel bad for how our servicemen & servicewomen were treated when they returned from Viet Nam and we have, in my opinion, gone way overboard in an effort to make up for the past and to ensure we don’t make the same mistake again.  I know we mean well but…

A simple thank you goes a long way.

By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.