To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted, but to always seek out and value the kind that will stand behind the action. Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course. Everything originates in a will for the good, which is directed at you. Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude.
The great Thomas Jefferson once said, Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. Saying thank you is one of those things we should never put off. We only get one chance at doing our best each day and once today is gone, it never comes back again.
Thanking people is one of those habits that is easy to develop and I encourage everyone to do. It is not only the polite thing to do it is the correct way to show appreciation to and for others. I think that saying THANK YOU inspires generosity. When you let others know how much you their kindness means to you, then you encourage them to do it again and again.
We say thank you because we want the other person to know we value what they’ve done for us and, maybe, encourage them to help us again in the future. The act of saying thank you reassures the helper that their help is valued and motivates them to do more. People love to feel needed and appreciated. I know I do.
Today I’m thankful for:
1103. for new ideas
1104. for better ways to do things
1105. for those that try to make the world a better place
Appreciation is a wonderful thing; it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.