This month we celebrated a month of Love and Kindness with Random Acts of Kindness Week and Valentine’s Day falling within the same month. This brings to mind the act of saying THANK YOU.
How often are we saying thank you to each other and do we mean it?
Have you ever received a compliment or a kind gesture from someone and instead of just be grateful and saying thank you in word or with a call or note, we say something to make the gift less meaningful. Or we say nothing at all….
Giving the gift of thanks can be as meaningful as the gift given.
Taking the time to call a friend to say thank you for a referral they gave you to a professional, taking a moment to draft a short email to co-worker for sending you information from a meeting you were not able to attend, or drafting a thank you card to someone who sent you a gift can be more meaningful than any amount of money you might think to spend in return. Letting the giver know that you noticed the time and effort they spent. And, by all means, do not discount compliments given. Simply say “Thank you”. It’s okay to believe that gifts of any kind are given just because and not because someone wants anything in return.
So take a minute, is there someone you need to thank today?