My Thank You Speech

By: Cathleen Moxley
By: Cathleen Moxley

Cathleen Moxley talks about how you shouldn't wait to win an award to thank the people who helped get you where you are.

When reading the title of this blog you probably thought, "What did she win?" Well, the answer is nothing; other than my own personal accomplishments!

Last weekend I sat at an awards banquet, listened to 'Thank you' speeches and thought to myself; "We shouldn't wait to win an award to thank those who helped get us where we are in our lives."

There are hundreds of people who I owe huge thanks to, but there are a few that really stand out that I'd definitely include in a thank you speech!

1. My parents- for constant love, support and encouragement! Also for teaching me what's important in life. I could go on and on, but they know how grateful I am!

2. Close friends and family members- for accepting me the way I am and loving me anyways.

3. Dee DeLancey (my mentor)- for teaching me what makes good stories and how to tell them well; and when I do have a story that only impacts a handful of people, for teaching me ways to tell it so that it's interesting to EVERYONE.

4. Dan Hollis (my college advisor and mentor)- for teaching me how to tell stories creatively, and for all the encouraging talks!

5. My wonderful co-workers- for constant encouragement!

6. The staff of WSAZ- for giving me my first job in television news and showing me how things are done.

7. The staff of WTAP- for giving me my first full-time reporter job.

8. The people who live and work in the Mid-Ohio Valley- for letting me tell their wonderful stories!

9. Last but certainly not least...God- for...well everything!

As I mentioned, there are many more to add to this list, but thank you speeches can't last forever :)

This was kind of fun. I'd encourage everyone to try this and thank the people who deserve it!

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