I wonder how many times you’ll say ‘thank you’ today?
For most of us I suspect it’s an unconscious response harking back to the days when manners were drummed into us, so it might be pretty difficult to count the number of times we say it.
But I wonder how many times you’ll say ‘thank you’ today and really mean it?
Now, that may well be a different kettle of fish.
Saying thank you to someone to whom you’re grateful, and (the important bits) meaning it and explaining why, is another of those great actions which benefits both parties, yet I’m ashamed to admit that I can sometimes go a while without doing so.
Today’s a great day to boost the thank you economy. As it progresses, why not be a bit more aware of your reasons to be thankful – particularly those reasons that involve others?
Then let them know, and let them know why. And mean what you say. And make it clear that you mean what you say.
It may of course be a tremendously profound thank you, but it could just as easily involve someone who is completely unaware that they brighten your day.
No need to wait for November. Perhaps every day can be Thanksgiving Day?