The importance of ‘Thanking’

  - February 17th, 2008 by Shalini Nambiar | Posted in General   7 Comments »
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I was wondering when was the last time I received a thank you note from someone….. When was the last time that you received a thank you note or letter? More important, when was the last time that you sent out a thank you note or told someone thank you! In our fast pace, high technology society – we tend to lose fact that a simple thank you letter or card can make all the difference to someone! I know that I personally love getting a thank you note in the mail.

It amazing the power of what thanking someone can do! The things that are easy to do are also the things that are easy not to do. The more the pace of our lives speed up the greater the impact the simple gestures of life will have on those most deserving of them. And near the very top of my list is the lost value of saying thank you.

Everyone loves getting mail…it’s a fact of human nature. We all have a deep-seated need to feel important.

So often, we assume that our friends know our appreciation for their acts of kindness. That’s why so many good deeds go un-thanked. Some folks say that they don’t send (or expect) thank you cards and that people just need to get use to this in them. The truth of the matter is, most folks don’t send thank you cards unless it is expected of them. How sad to miss such a wonderful opportunity to bless others.

Make a point of thanking everyone who helps you.. Our human nature is often very negative and self-centered. We look for the big things in life to be taken care of rather than being aware of how many small, very important things have been given to us and provided for us. We complain about the color of our kitchen counter tops and the butcher-block pattern, wishing for a new bright ivory ceramic tile. We forget to be thankful for having a place in which we can cook a hot meal or live in a country where foodstuffs are so readily available. We can complain about people touching our new carpet or furniture or messing up our house, forgetting to be thankful for the gift of friends with whom we can share the blessings God has given us! Let’s not let our lives get so busy and so self-absorbed, that we forget to communicate genuine thank you to those who have blessed us. Let’s not let our frantic lives rob us of the gift of saying “Thank you!” to others and to God. Few acts, have the power, to build and cement relationships like a heart-felt thanks, it shows that you care ……………………

Shalini Nambiar
Excelsior American School

February 17 2008 03:35 pm | General

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