Dear Smart Women Company:
"I received your marketing email with a photo of the "Smart women make changes" eraser, and it reminded me to send you an overdue thank-you note.
That eraser was important to me.
Eight or nine years ago, I was in a dead-end relationship, wasting time, but not really motivated to change anything. I saw the eraser and, aside from the charming styling, something about it spoke to me... at the time I didn't even quite realize why. But I still put it front and center on my (paperless, pencil-less) desk, and those two serious cuties looked me in the eye every day.
Eventually the message got through. I broke up with the guy before my thirties passed me by, found someone better for me, got married, yada yada happily ever after.
So - thanks for the message. I hope someday to grow up into the political message it also holds, but for me at the time... it was personal, and helpful.
Thanks for that!"
Thank you, J.