It can be difficult to find the right words to say thank you for someone’s time and effort. The following is a list of sample thank you messages that you can use as a guide. Whether you are thanking someone for their help or for taking the time to meet with you, these messages will show that you appreciate them.
#1 Thank you for your help in editing my resume. It looks great! I really like the way it’s organized now, and the areas that you edited are definitely an improvement. You have a very impressive eye for detail, and I am so glad that our paths crossed today!
#2 I just wanted to say thank you again for all of your time today. Not only did I learn a lot about networking, but also about how to better present myself on paper. The examples of cover letters were especially helpful since I do not have any work experience at this point in my life, so it is difficult to demonstrate skills through past experience. Thank you again for spending your Saturday morning mentoring me on these things.
#3 Having someone who believes in me and my abilities really means a lot. Thank you for always doing that with everything I try to do. Your encouragement is one of the many reasons I am so excited about college and what lies ahead in the real world after graduation.
#4 I absolutely could not have done this without your help, and it feels great to finally be finished! Thanks again for all your time and effort on this project. It has been such a pleasure working with you over this past year, and getting to know more about you personally as well.
#5 With our football team’s first place finish in the playoffs, we wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who helped us accomplish so much this season – especially you two. We wouldn’t have made it without your guidance and support. We know we can always count on you two to be there for us – thank you for everything!
#6 Thank you so much for all of your time helping me with this project. You were such a great tutor, and I learned so much from you! It is people like you that make this world such an amazing place.
#7 Thanks again for the help with my resume. I feel it looks much more professional now, and I am extremely grateful for how many edits you made as well as the new cover letter and experience section. It’s awesome seeing what a difference all those changes have made, and it definitely shows how passionate and dedicated you are to helping others succeed in life!
#8 You went above and beyond the call of duty to help me out, and I really appreciate it. Your time and effort is greatly appreciated!
#9 Thank you for all your help this semester. You made an intimidating assignment much easier to manage, and taught me some valuable skills that will be beneficial in any career. I’d also like to thank you for helping me stay focused on the task at hand when other things came up. As always, you went above and beyond the call of duty, which makes it so easy to work with you.
#10 Your willingness to go out of your way to explain things so carefully has really helped me learn a lot about how Excel works – especially Pivot Tables. I feel much more comfortable using them now than ever before because of the instructions you gave me. I realize it is difficult to teach someone who already knows how to use the program, so thanks for putting up with all my questions!
#11 You are the best teacher ever! You have no idea how happy I am that you’re teaching my computer class this semester. Your classes are always fun and engaging, but at the same time very helpful in building useful skills for after graduation. Thank you so much for being so wonderful in every way!
#12 I know they aren’t your favorite things, but thank you SO MUCH for coming with me on my shopping spree yesterday!!! I really appreciate you organizing everything in advance, finding all of those great deals and coupons, and making sure we didn’t forget anything in the store. This was a really big deal for me, and it meant a lot to have you there with me every step of the way.
#13 Thank you so much for all your help yesterday! You went above and beyond anything I was expecting by helping me get started on my resume. The fact that you were willing to spend hours working with me on this means more than I can say – especially considering how busy you’ve been lately! The time and effort you put into everything is always incredible, but even more so when it comes at such a busy time like this one.
#14 Your guidance over the past two years has helped take my business plan from an idea to something we’re using as we speak. That is no small task, and I can say for sure that I would not have gotten anywhere near this far without you. Thank you so much!
#15 Now I understand why people rave about your cookies all the time!! That was seriously some of the best chocolate chip cookie dough I’ve ever eaten (and I know my way around a bowl of raw cookie dough). You are one talented lady!
#16 You really went above and beyond to help me take this huge step in my life. Your advice, support, encouragement, and willingness to go out of your way in so many ways means more than you can imagine. Now it’s official – you are the best friend/cousin/whatever-you-want-to-call-it ever!
#17 That takes real dedication and lots of time, and I seriously appreciate it more than you can know. Thank you for everything you’ve done to help me be successful – you’re like a mentor in so many ways, and I don’t know where I’d be without your support. You are the best!
#18 I just wanted to say thank you for all the advice and encouragement you’ve given me over the past few months. The fact that someone with your experience is willing to take the time out of your schedule to offer such valuable insight means more than I can say, and has definitely kept me going during some tough times.
#19 The things we talked about today will have a significant impact on my life – all for the better. I can’t thank you enough for your generosity and kindness! Your willingness to go above and beyond will be an inspiration to me forever, and I am so grateful that you are in my life.
#20 You have no idea how much I appreciate what you did for me today. Getting this house is a dream come true, and not only did you make it happen, but you made it happen quickly. You are amazing!!
#21 Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule last week to help me with my resume. It looks great thanks to everything you taught me – especially all those shortcuts!
#22 I can’t believe someone was willing to do that for me! Thank-you sO much for your help today, I don’t know what I would have done without you. You really care about everyone you work with and go above and beyond to make sure they are taken care of.
#23 You were the one who made the difference in my life! Because of your generosity, I was able to find a safe place to live that will be supportive as I prepare for college next year. Words cannot express how grateful I am for everything you did for me, but just know that it has made all the difference in my life. For this, and so many other reasons, your support is something I will never forget!
#24 Thank you so much for your guidance on how to go about changing careers. I really appreciate you taking the time to help me think through this, and hearing your advice has prompted me to begin looking online for resources that might be helpful as well. You are an incredible person, and someone who I can always count on.
#25 I am eternally grateful for all of the hours you spent teaching me how to play my instrument. It was not easy work, yet it was something that gave me a lot of enjoyment over the years. Thank you for everything you did for me!
#26 I want to thank you again for your involvement in planning/helping with our wedding reception… Your contribution to making our special day absolutely perfect should never go unrecognized.
#27 Thank you for the generous donation of [product or service in need]. It is very much appreciated in this community, and I will be sure to pass along your kindness to the women at [organization].
#28 Thank you so much for all of your help with my resume. You were very patient with my constant requests, yet never made me feel bad about it. You provided great insight into what was working or not working on the resume. Thanks again!
#29 You were always willing to help me when I needed it, whether it was staying after class/practice/lab/etc., explaining material that didn’t make sense to me, reviewing projects that I had completed, or just lending an ear when my day was difficult. Thank you for being so supportive.
#30 I am sitting here, trying to come up with the right words to express my gratitude for all you have done for me. Thank you just doesn’t seem like enough. From giving me constructive feedback on my projects, to making time in your busy schedule to take me out for coffee and discuss post-graduation plans, I am truly appreciative of everything you’ve done for me. You are an amazing professor!
#31 Thank you so much for helping me grow as a researcher throughout the past two years. Your input on how to do surveys has been incredibly helpful, and I know that I would not be where I am today without your instruction and guidance.
#32 Thank you eternally for taking part in our wedding by being there when [we/my wife] needed you the most. You helped make our day perfect, and I will be indebted to you always.
#33 Thank you for all of your help over the past two years in [class]. Your assistance in explaining concepts has been instrumental in my understanding of this material, and I cannot thank you enough for that.
#34 You have meant a lot to me during my time at [university], and it is going to be very weird not having you around on a daily basis anymore. I wish there was a way I could repay everything you’ve done for me these past four years!
#35 I am eternally grateful for everything you did/do for me throughout this difficult time. When we first got together, I wasn’t sure about the relationship, but your patience and time spent with me convinced me that we were a perfect match. I would not be here without you, and I thank you for that.
#36 I am writing this letter to let you know how grateful I am that you have been/are part of my life. Your presence in my life is invaluable to me, and it has meant so much to me during some of my most difficult times. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being there when no one else was. You are an amazing person, and someone who I cherish very much.
#37 Thank you so much for making the time in your busy schedule to attend/speak at our wedding ceremony. It meant so much to us, and we cannot thank you enough for making the trip.
#38 Thank you so much for everything you’ve done to help me. I know that without your help, I would not have been able to do this on my own. You are an amazing person, and someone who is truly kind-hearted!
#39 I just wanted to say thanks again for all of your help with [class]. Without it, I’m sure I would have struggled a lot more than necessary. You always went out of your way to make yourself available when needed, and it meant a lot to me that you never hesitated when asked for assistance!
#40 It has been such a pleasure getting to know/work with you these past few months. Your expertise in this field is enviable, and as a result of your competence and confidence, I now hold myself in higher regard. Thank you for all the support and opportunities you have given me during my time here.
#41 I can’t thank you enough for taking on this project with me. You went out of your way to make yourself available when needed, and it meant a lot to me that you never hesitated when asked for assistance! I will be forever grateful for everything you did/do for me.
#42 Thank you so much for being part of our special day! There are no words to express how happy we were having you there during our rehearsal dinner. Your presence was truly appreciated more than you know!
#43 From the very beginning, I knew that [class] would be a perfect fit for me. It had everything I was looking for, and you made it all possible by being such an amazing professor!
#44 Thank you so much for the countless hours spent helping me improve my writing. I don’t think I can even put into words how grateful I am to have such a supportive thesis advisor like yourself. You were always more than willing to go above and beyond whenever needed, which meant a lot to me during this difficult time of learning and growth.
#45 It has been such a pleasure getting to know/work with you these past few months. Your expertise in this field is enviable, and as a result of your competence and confidence, I now hold myself in higher regard. Thank you for all the support and opportunities you have given me during my time here.
#46 I cannot say enough about your skill or dedication, both of which are exemplary. You are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in teaching and research, and I admire that more than you know!
#47 You were an amazing resource for me throughout this process, and I only wish there was a way for me to repay your kindness. Thank you so much for all of your help!
#48 I am so grateful to have had such a great thesis advisor like yourself. Your ability to challenge while still inspiring is unmatched, and it had a huge impact on my growth as a student and researcher over the past few years. I can honestly say that working with you has been one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had in grad school, and I will always cherish the time we spent together!
#49 It has been such a pleasure getting to know/work with you these past few months. Your expertise in this field is enviable, and as a result of your competence and confidence, I now hold myself in higher regard. Thank you for all the support and opportunities you have given me during my time here.
#50 Thank you so much for everything that you’ve done to help me graduate. I really do appreciate it more than words can express! You were always there when needed – even on short notice – which meant a lot to someone like me who was busy juggling work responsibilities along with school.
#51 I cannot thank you enough for helping me out over the years. You were a great mentor and a fantastic thesis advisor, and I will never forget what you did for me!
#52 I’m not sure if there is anything else I can say to express my appreciation towards you. You have been an amazing professor and mentor to me over the past few years, and I am so thankful that well-qualified people like yourself exist in this world. From day one, it has been clear how knowledgeable you are in your field, but more importantly, it’s been equally apparent how much you care about your students as individuals. Because of all of your efforts, today was a memorable experience that I’ll cherish forever. Thank you for everything!