I came to work this morning and found a card on my desk thanking me from a colleague for some help I had given. I usually help her out annually for a career day and even though she always says thank you I’m always a bit surprised.
We live in a world where a simple thanks / thank you is often so rare it is shocking when it occurs. Why have we become such a thankless people? Is there just a lack of consideration? Or is it that we expect people to help as a given? Or Do we just lack the ability to show appreciation?
Saying thank you is important because it acknowledges the person’s acts and affirms that you recognize their sacrifice/ assistance/ time put out. Also.. It’s just nice to know that you are appreciated.
The world needs a few more thank yous/ your welcomes/ and have a good days. In a time fraught with unrest, anger and violence every little thing we can do to make someone’s day a bit brighter and show appreciation is needed.