Thank Someone For a Compliment or Praise | Letter-Writing Guide


Make your thank you note brief and sincere. What you say should be positive and truthful.


1. Express your thanks for the person's thoughtfulness.

  • It was thoughtful of you to write about the service you received at the Doe Inn.
  • Thank you for your kind words about Jane Doe, our sales manager in Springfield.
  • Your comments about my presentation really made my day. Thank you very much.
  • Thank you for your generous response to my speech at the Eastern States Conference last week.
  • I was surprised but very pleased that anyone would take the time to comment so positively on our performance last night.
  • Thank you for your kind words regarding my presentation last week. I hope the others benefited as well. Should the need arise, I would be happy to help out again.
  • Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed your stay at the Doe Bed and Breakfast. It was a pleasure for us to get acquainted with you. We hope to see you again the next time you pass through Springfield.
  • Thanks for taking the time to comment on my presentation. It's a pleasure to work with you.
  • How thoughtful of you to send me copies of those complimentary newspaper articles! I appreciate your taking so much interest in the company's success.
  • I am glad to hear that you found the training sessions helpful. It is always good to hear that we have made a difference.
  • always so thoughtful
  • always happy to hear from
  • am glad you enjoyed
  • appreciate your kind words
  • for taking the time to
  • for taking such an interest in
  • for your support and encouragement
  • for your thoughtfulness
  • for letting us know about
  • have no idea how much your
  • hold your opinion in the highest regard
  • how much I appreciated
  • is always gratifying to
  • positive feedback is always
  • really made my day
  • remarks were very flattering
  • so thoughtful of you to
  • thank you for
  • thanks for the compliment
  • to take the time to
  • very thoughtful of you to
  • was so kind of you to
  • your good wishes
  • your vote of confidence
  • your comments about

2. Comment on the pleasure the compliment or praise gave you.

  • We are always happy to hear that our staff is going the second mile and upholding the high ideals of Doe Associates.
  • I was concerned that I would be unable to reach my audience with this message, so your comments were especially welcome.
  • It means a lot to each of us when someone takes the time to recognize the work we do.
  • I have always respected your opinion, so your kind words were especially meaningful.
  • It's nice to know that our employees really do go out of their way to meet our patrons' needs.
  • We thoroughly enjoyed it and are happy to know that you felt the same.
  • In today's highly competitive market, we especially appreciate your compliments.
  • acknowledgment means a great deal
  • brought me great pleasure
  • can imagine how pleased
  • coming from such a valued customer
  • could not help feeling
  • especially happy to know that
  • gave me an extra boost
  • greatly respect your
  • happy to hear from
  • have removed my qualms about
  • hold your opinion in the highest regard
  • is good to know that
  • made my day
  • make it possible for us to
  • makes me proud of
  • makes us particularly proud of
  • makes a real difference to
  • nice to hear it from
  • really appreciate your appraisal
  • was most welcome
  • was very pleased by
  • was a pleasure to
  • your stamp of approval

3. If others were involved, explain that you will share the welcome comments with them.

  • I will share your letter with Ms. Doe, and it will become a part of her employment file.
  • I have taken the liberty of sharing your words of praise with all those who have taken part in this year's production.
  • I have passed a copy of your letter to Mr. Doe, my assistant who helped with the graphics.
  • The staff members you referred to will receive a copy of your letter. Thank you.
  • Your review delighted all the performers who worked so hard to put the show together.
  • I will convey your compliment to the entire committee. I am sure they will be delighted to hear what you have to say. We all hope to continue this service for a long time.
  • The presentation was truly a group effort involving dozens of students. They will be delighted to hear that you enjoyed the performance.
  • all those who were involved
  • appropriate people will be notified
  • could never have done it by myself
  • could not have succeeded without
  • could not have done it without
  • everyone was delighted to hear
  • have taken it upon myself to
  • have taken the liberty of
  • have shared your letter with
  • have passed a copy of your letter to
  • required the efforts of many
  • the staff members you referred to
  • the other members of the
  • to all those who
  • were major contributors to
  • will convey your kind words to
  • will convey your praise to
  • will receive a copy of
  • will share your complimentary words with
  • will become a part of her employment file
  • will let everyone know

4. Close with a final expression of your appreciation.

  • Thanks again for your thoughtfulness.
  • I appreciate your taking the time to write.
  • Thank you for your note, and best wishes.
  • Thanks once more for your vote of confidence.
  • Thank you for your kind comments.
  • Thank again for your kind letter.
  • You are a real gem, Suzanne. Thanks for being such a thoughtful and considerate friend.
  • appreciate the positive feedback
  • appreciate your thoughtfulness
  • best wishes for
  • for letting me know
  • for your kindness and thoughtfulness
  • for taking the time to
  • friends such as you
  • how much your friendship means to
  • know how valuable your
  • let you know how much
  • sincerely appreciate your
  • thanks again for
  • this milestone in my
  • thoughtful and considerate
  • thoughtful and observant
  • want you to know that
  • your vote of confidence
  • your kind remarks
  • your taking the time to
  • your kind comments

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