Saying thank you is a big business. We have thank you cards and flower deliveries.
We say thank you to people who do us little favors such as opening the door, serving our food, etc. It is an auto-response when we are out dealing with service providers.
This is a very great value. On the other hand, do we really cultivate gratitude in our daily lives with deep sincerity? There are people we often forget to say thank you to.
It is not because that you are really ungrateful, but because you get used to having them around so sometimes you fail to express your heartfelt thank yous.
Here are some of the people you (most of us) forgot to say thank you to:
You are always used to the idea that your parents will just always be there for you because they have always been really there.
On the other hand, how often do you say thank you to them? When was the last time you did?
We may have all the special occasions to honor the Fathers and the Mothers but these should not just be the days when we have to express our gratitude to what they have done and have shared to us.
Our parents are unsung heroes that are just there no matter what happens. When you say thank you to them as sincerely as you can, you are also cultivating the depth of your relationship.
Siblings share a unique relationship. They are always with you when you were younger. They were your automatic playmates and you shared your childhood memories with them.
When life sails endlessly, you may see yourself living away from them because you are all pursuing the meaning of your own lives.
And since you have always been together for most of your younger years and have this thought that they are just there no matter what, you forget to say thanks.
It is essential that you express gratitude to siblings. Perhaps, they are also in need of that reminder to go on. A simple thank you for your siblings can mean so much.
You can thank them for being always ready to help you or for being able to be these chosen ones to spend the best of times with you.
So spending most days with your Honey may be stripping out the magic in your relationship.
Each day, you do the same things and you are now so familiar with everything that he/she is. This familiarity makes you forget about how grateful you actually are to them.
When was the last time you thank your significant other for the food he/she cooked? Even the little things mean to you and your relationship.
What if you can try simple yet thoughtful ways to express your gratitude? Like leaving a note or making breakfast and leaving a letter of thanks.
Your significant other is also going through a lot of things. Each day is also in between a good or bad time.
So, whenever you express gratitude, it is a way of boosting your partner’s enthusiasm. It is also a great booster for your relationship.
There is an international day for teachers. On the other hand, must it be the only day that you should thank your teachers?
Definitely not. Our teachers are the great molders of society. Through time, we are always in school and overlook the value of our teachers in our lives.
Teachers encounter so many students and for sure, they can’t keep track of everyone.
On the other hand, when have you ever said thank you to a teacher?
Perhaps, you’ve been thinking that they have to teach us because it is their profession or their responsibility. Be reminded that they are our heroes for sharing to us not only time but also their energy and passion.
They have been a big part of our quest to learn. Say thank you to a teacher today.
Parents are providers and they do most of the hard work. However, children are also great parts of the family.
They are the reason why parents work hard and they are also the source of energy and strength.
Parents must not forget to thank your children. They would deeply appreciate kind words of gratitude.
You may get too busy sometimes but finding time to remind your children how grateful you are to have them makes so much difference.
So these are just five of the many possible people you forgot to say thank you to.
Gratitude gives us wings. It enables us to see the sweet side of life – a life of graces and blessings. Let us celebrate everything by saying thank you to these people.