Tuesday, November 27, 2012

'Thank you' still sweet to the ears

With the memory of turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie still fresh in our minds (and maybe some still in our refrigerators), let's talk a bit more about gratitude.

Have you said "Thank you" lately to those who serve you in any way? And have you said how much you appreciate what they do for you? I know I sometimes am busy rushing here and there—and don't always think about telling people how much I appreciate them and value their role in my life. I'm guessing you are nodding your head, too.

I really appreciate my massage therapist and my chiropractor because they keep my back and neck moving, flexible and pain-free. I appreciate my hair stylist, whose magic touch always makes my hair look far better when I walk out of his shop than at any other time during the month. I appreciate the friendly staff who check me out regularly at the local stores at which I shop. The list goes on and on.

So many people are part of our daily, weekly or monthly lineup of friendly helpers. And I wonder how often they hear "Thank you" from most of us?

Then there are those closest to us: our loved ones. Aren't those often the ones we really forget to thank? And how much it means to them when we say how truly important they are in our lives!

Starting today, I plan to make it a daily practice to express my thanks and appreciation to someone in my life. How about you?

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