Well, we will take a look at “thank you” today and its significance in our lives. When do you all use the word “thank you” in your lives? When somebody wishes you or when you receive any help from others. I can only think of these two situations in lightning speed. Now even if I try, I really can’t think of any other scenario where I have personally said thanks. I suppose I’m not the only one in the world with such dilemma.
But folks, it is really important to say thank you in certain situations. Doing so makes your life even more beautiful. Let’s see what those scenarios are.
- a) When someone compliments you:
We do receive compliments once in a while and how do we respond to them? A simple thank you is all you say. That is absolutely enough. But few people who do not say thanks and ruin the compliment by saying something else or rude gestures. Please, that is not the way how you respond. Never devalue any compliment, instead a simple thanks will do the job.
- b) When people give you feedback:
We often receive feedback both positive and negative from our peers or superiors or even friends. You can simply say thank you and think over the feedback and if required you can act upon it.
- c) When you receive criticism:
A few people out there envy your happiness and prosperity. They criticize you to make your life unpleasant. Never get effected for unfair criticism. Just smile, say thank you and move on. That’s the best way to deal with irritating people in your life.
- d) When others point out your flaws and give you advice:
Trying to find out flaws when not required and giving you unnecessary advice is the primary job for a small section of people. All you need to do is listen to them, say thank you and ignore.
- e) When you don’t know what to do:
At restaurants when people serve you food, when you are unsure of giving tip, then say thank you. When you don’t know what to do, say thanks to those people who are always there for you. Thank those who make you smile, who make you forget all the struggle, who love you endlessly, and who wait for you no matter how late you are.
Finally, be thankful to everyone no matter however they treat you. “Saying thank you is more than good manners, it is good spirituality.” —Alfred Painter