Being Grateful is Good
The phrase, “thank you”, is one that we often times either forget to use enough or even more often forget how much it can mean to someone else. Often times I think that we don’t properly thank someone when what they did was seemingly so insignificant to them that thanking them might make them uncomfortable. Recently I met someone, who had never met me, and had no pre-conceived notions about me whatsoever. We proceeded to have a quick ten-fifteen minute conversation in which I learned more about her and she more about me than I would have thought possible. I mention this because that person, I am sure never realized what kind of impact they had on me. I have never met anyone who had such a unique ability to make everyone around her feel better about themselves. So I say “Thank you” to her, we may never meet again, but the impact on me has made me want to be more positively impactful on the people I meet. I have made it a mission that when I meet people to try to make them feel like I felt that day. I am so grateful for this encounter.
So if you have someone in your life, that makes you feel special, and you really appreciate them, let them know! Tell them “thank you” and be grateful for all that they add to your life. They may not be there forever. Feel free to leave your “thank you comments” at the bottom.
Please enjoy these words of thanks by Joanna Fuchs.
Thank you for being the person you are:
kind and thoughtful,
sensitive and considerate,
a generous and thoughtful giver.
You are unselfish always,
putting others before yourself,
making me feel special and important.
It is a privilege and a pleasure to know you.