Do you say “thank you” like you mean it or do you just say it casually and almost apologetically?
And when you thank someone, just how appreciative are you really being?
Today, 11th January 2017 is International Thank You Day!
So firstly, thank you for being in my life and for reading my blog posts :-).
There is an art of saying thank you and mastering this one skill will instantly make your day to day interactions with people deeper and richer.
The key is very simple – you really have to mean it when you say thank you!
People get it when you genuinely mean something and also when you are just going through the motions.
Put yourself on the receiving end of being thanked – I bet you remember well the few times when someone has truly shown their appreciation.
I shall always remember the day when I invited a new friend for dinner and she asked if she could bring something – I simply suggested she brought a huge appetite.
She turned up laden with gifts – a thank you card, flowers, a bottle of wine and something for dessert! It was so thoughtful and unexpected; to this day I still share her story like I am doing right now.
The most beautiful thing about truly thanking someone and expressing your gratitude is that it creates a deeper and instant bond between people.