I was in a situation that required me to write a thank-you note. Recently at the unemployment office I picked up a guide to thank-you notes.
And Wednesday, I misplaced it. I just had it a day ago.
I tore my house apart.
I get frustrated when these things happen, and it makes me not a nice person to be around. I start to get angry at people who I barely know, or people I know well. I start to get pissed about things I have no control over ("Why does TV suck on Tuesday nights?" "Why can't the Bruins play more consistent hockey?").
Finally, I got a hold of myself.
"Phil, this is stupid. You don't need a template to write a thank-you note. You know how to do this."
So I sat down and started to wing it. And within seconds, I found the guide, sitting in a folder I made for myself.
It's the Tao of Phil.