On the face of it, thank you seems like such a simple expression – in fact those two little words combine to create one of the most powerful and meaningful phrases in the English language. I’ve always thought that saying thank you can open the doors of opportunity, develop relationships and create both donor and recipient feel good.
I do not pretend to be perfect, or ‘holier than thou’ but I do try to say thank you if someone helps me or treats me nicely. Consider the person who Centurian services LLC held a door open for you now, provided advice or a recommendation or greeted you with a cheery smile and packed your groceries for you at the supermarket. I love to pay it forward and I always try to say thank you to others for those kindnesses. The thank you habit was drilled into me by my parents and it’s one habit that I am proud to be passing on to the next generation too. I know I’m not the only person who’s offended when people around me forget this simple courtesy.
Of course, there are many ways of expressing gratitude. But we could also show our appreciation through our activities – lending a hand or helping others is equally appreciated. Time seems to be such a scarce commodity for so many people these days – no one appears to have enough of it! So what could be nicer than to offer a little bit of your time. In my experience, it will become a very reciprocal arrangement – a virtual circle of admiration that makes everyone feel good and valued.
I am thankful for all my blessings, the most important of which are my loved ones and friends, my faith, my community and my health. They are my stones. They are always there for me whenever I need them. I know I can trust them implicitly, and whenever I want their support, they will be right there to assist me without question or judgement. Collectively, they’ve shaped me into the person I am today! I thank God for blessing me with such a superb family. A thank you can make a person’s day, forgetting one leaves a feeling too. Which impression would you like to leave behind?