Lead a vivid life that does good

How to use an email to make someone’s day!

Nicest person on the face of the planet“You’re the nicest person on the face of the planet! Thank you for being so gracious” was the response to me from one of the staff at a partner organisation, that does amazing work in bringing clean water to millions of people. All I had done was make their life a little bit easier by not pursuing a minor issue, and I received that response.

Of course I’m not “the nicest person on the face of the planet,” and I’m not sure any individual can be.

But for a brief moment, when I read the email…

I felt like I was!

Her comment reminded me, that in every email interaction, we have the opportunity to make audacious statements that makes the recipient feel incredibly special.

Even if it’s just for a moment.




  1. Andrew Nicol

    This is awesome. My name is Andrew Nicol too, I live in Perth Western Australia and I am an industrial engineering Project Manager.

    • Andrew Nicol

      Thanks for the kind feedback. So cool to have a comment from my namesake in Australia. 🙂