The Power of “Thank you”

There was some tension in the air at home and I always hate this but couldn’t put my finger on what was causing it.  Then my daughter cracked and said that she didn’t feel all that she was doing was being seen or appreciated.  She didn’t mind doing it but needed to feel that it was valued.  Now, I, like most of us I guess, like to think I do a pretty fair job of saying “Thank you” and looking after those around me but clearly I had been failing here, where it was most important.

This got me reflecting on the power contained in a simple, and sincere “Thank you”.  It says “I see you.  I value you and you efforts.  Your gift has not been taken for granted.  It has been appreciated and valued”  However, it seems to me that its secret power is the underlying message that you have been seen, you have been valued, you have been appreciated.  This is the a vital for most of us a oxygen.

Whether at work or a home, whether you want to improve your bottom line or just live in harmony, I recommend that you spend a little less time reading How to Succeed books or listening to consultants and experiment with the power of genuine gratitude and appreciation

“Grace isn’t a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal.  It’s a way to live”.  Attributed to Jacqueline Winspear

“There is no such thing as gratitude unexpressed.  If it is unexpressed, it is plain, old-fashioned ingratitude.”  Robert Brault,

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2 Responses to “The Power of “Thank you””

  1. Thank you Richard. A seemingly simple phrase which holds the key to not only our joy of life but those around us too.

  2. Thanks Jac’, I agree.

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