Those two words go A LONG way, and strangely, are often forgotten in today’s busy world.
Whether it is a hand wave signifying ‘Thank you’ after someone let you in on the highway, or the verbal words for a compliment given to you, an exchange such as these without a ‘thank you’ feels almost incomplete and unsatisfying on an emotional level. While it is best to do a kind gesture without expecting anything in return, acknowledgement is important to maintain a certain level of human decency for the whole. When it is said, there is a good feeling from both the person saying it and the receiver… and it is one of the easiest things we can do.
As well, there are people that enrich our lives, sometimes nearly every day, often they are our closest relationships. They may impact us in a big or small way, but when it turns into an every day expectation, we may forget to say thank you to them for what they bring to our lives. Say thank you to those people today.
An article in the Harvard Business Review by Peter Bregman put it well… “… saying “thank you” is mostly an emotional act. It connects one person to another. Saying “thank you” doesn’t just acknowledge someone’s effort, thoughtfulness, intent, or action. It acknowledges the person himself. …
…. Acknowledging each other is our basic responsibility as human beings living in community with other human beings.”
So, thank YOU, for reading this blog and sharing these changes with me!