The Art of Thank You

Thank. You.

Those two words will change your life.

Sarah Ban Breathnach, thank you

I find gratitude so becoming, I mean, is there anything as wonderful as a sincere, ‘thank you’? I often wonder why we don’t chose to be more thankful in our daily lives, it’s almost as if the words ‘thank you’ make us appear vulnerable. I say almost because, the truth is, they make us stronger and build our relationships.

As human beings, we rely on each other to get by. We’ve been designed with an inherent need for companionship and community. We need each other. I guess what I’m trying to say is that no matter how strong, how independent, how clued up you are on life, you will always need people.

"It is not joy that makes us grateful; It is gratitude that makes us joyful." -- David Steindl-Rast

The thing to realise is that nobody owes you anything. Not your colleague, not your best friend, not the cashier at the local supermarket, not your waitress, not one single person. Let us make an effort to stop living a life of privilege and start living a life of gratitude.

I don’t know about you, but I’m consciously going to make an effort to speak more words of thanks. I’m going to write thank you notes and send a random bunch of flowers to show my appreciation. I’m going to look people in the eye, and thank them with a smile.

P.S. Gratitude has been scientifically proven to increase levels of happiness – bonus 😉

Thank you for taking the time to read this post. Sometimes I feel like I’m writing for myself but I’m soon reminded that you’re reading along with me. Thank you.

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Jenna-Leigh de Wit

Blogger and Social Media Strategist. In ♡ with the idea of inspiring with words & photographs.

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