Today we are going to start with #20 on the list and work our way all the way up to #1.
#20 on the list is:
It can be very easy for us to take other people for granted. Sometimes it is people’s jobs to serve us so we don’t feel it is important that we thank them.
It is very important. It is important that we thank people for the things that they do for us. The things people do that make our lives a little bit easier.
If roles were reversed, and we were helping someone else out, we would want to be thanked, so we should show that same courtesy to them.
Can you imagine how much nicer this world would be if people would say “thank you” more often? People would feel more appreciated and that in turn would build people’s confidence and self-esteem. It might even eliminate the need for counselors.
If you really want to put it over the top, smile at the person when you tell them “thank you.” A smile always seems to brighten someone else’s day. If you can brighten someone’s day, it may make them more likely to brighten up someone else’s day and you can start a chain reaction. Pretty cool huh?
So our assignment for this week is to try to use the word “thank you” several times throughout the week. Whenever someone does something for you, make it a point to thank them for it. Pay attention to people’s responses as you do this. You might get some pretty amazing reactions.