Another expanded entry from the 46 in-your-face quotes with pretty pictures to wake your ass up in life series.
You know what I think we don’t thank people for enough?
We don’t thank people for asking.
We don’t thank people for the thoughts, or consideration.
We don’t thank people for the memories.
We don’t thank people for the company.
We don’t thank the host for having us.
And alas, a lot of people out there have it in their heads that just because they’re paying a premium, they’re better than customer service employees, hence they don’t thank them for the service.
Gratitude shouldn’t be on par with meeting expectations
Many were the times I’ve heard people say, “Why should I thank him? That’s his job. It was expected out of him.”
Or, “I don’t need to thank her. I did the same thing for her last time.”
And that is how we’re turning into a bunch of ungrateful, expectant people who think relationships run by favors and tasks. That is also how we end up taking each other for granted.
Think I’m being too much of a hard ass here? Not really. Unless you lead a military life, we all ought to step it up a notch when it comes to being thankful towards each other.
Start thanking people even though it’s seemingly undeserved to you. You don’t know what they’ve gone through for you. They will appreciate it.
Gratitude is free of charge
It will never run out. It’s infinite. The well will never dry out.
There is absolutely no reason why you can’t say the words. If there is one, then maybe you ought to re-evaluate the people you’re hanging out with or reflect on why you’re being such a dick.
Start thanking people simply because you can.
Gratitude is personal pride
It’s an extension of the good in you. It’s your compassion yearning to come out.
Saying “Thank you” is a reflection of how happy you really are, because it shows you actually give a shit about those around you.
Now, if you can’t even say it, then what the hell are you really living for?
It’s not just about you.