5 Ways To Say ‘Thank You’
There is an old adage that says “a grateful heart begat prosperity” this is so true. I couldn’t agree more. I don’t know about you but I always want to do more whenever I am told ‘thank you’. I’m such a sucker for those words, it’s like magic. One sure thing is that I’m not alone is that boat. So many people find grateful people irresistible.
However, some people doesn’t know how and when to say ‘thank you’, because no matter how kind a gesture, if done wrongly or at the wrong time or place, could have the opposite of the intended effect.
So in this article, we will be looking at different ways to say the three magic words and why it is important that we do so.
This, I know, is one of the commonest ways of showing appreciation, because like they say “talk is cheap”. But let’s not forget that the words we say represents, to a great extent, the way we feel.
Saying the words ‘thank you’ is as good a way of showing appreciation as any other way. But let it come from the heart. Else it’s just lip-service and it’s meaningless.
Ever heard the saying that one good deed is as good as a thousand words?
As a ‘stay-home’ wife, how would you feel to come home one day to find the house sparkling clean and a delicious meal on the table courtesy of you husband? Of course, you would feel loved and appreciated. That is your husband’s way of saying ‘thank you’ for all the time you took cooking cleaning and taking care of the house.
Of course, this kind gesture from your husband would leave a good effect on your relationship. It would tighten some loose ends in your relationship if there are any.
By turning a new leave
A good way of appreciation is by changing a particular attitude that your loved ones consider nasty.
For instance, some teenagers are a handful to their parents. Their parents, on the other hand have been nothing short of great parents: loving love nonetheless, teaching them right from wrong and working their behind off just to provide for them.
When such a not-so-good a child wakes up one morning and decides it’s time to appreciate the parents, only way that that child could do that would be by turning a new leave. Not by walking up to the parents and saying ‘thank you’ or by buying them gifts.
Turning a new leave is a great way of saying ‘I acknowledge your kindness toward me and I’m grateful’. In fact this is one of the sincerest ways of showing appreciation.
By letting others take the weal.
Sometime putting other people’s interest ahead of yours is a good way of showing your appreciation for them. You could do this by: letting them take charge of things when they have earned that level of trust, asking for their opinion on some issues even if you have it all figure out.
When you give this preferential treatment to the people who have earned it, it is a way of telling them ‘well done, you have my trust now’ and they will appreciate it by doing even more.
A gift is an act of kindness and every act of kindness is a sign of appreciation. Some people measure your appreciation for them by the quality of your gift.
Every gift we give, we could as well use for other purposes. So your gift for someone is your way of telling that person that for their sake, you could part with something you could use. And if that is not a show of appreciation, I don’t know what is.
With all that being said, my question is, have you taken the time to appreciate someone today? Yes? Great! No? Get right on it.