June 22, 2020

We Need To Say Please and Thank You More

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It’s easy to forget the simplicities in life, like Saying Please and Thank You. These days we have a lot on our minds yet, two simple words, can improve the world we live in; if we incorporate them into our daily lives.

Thank You’s are about learning to put someone’s needs ahead of your own.

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When I was young I was taught to say “Please” and “Thank You”. However, nowadays, I feel the use of those words is becoming extinct in a great part of our society.

We teach children from a young age about these words so why when we are adults do we sometimes forget to use them? Using these words demonstrates respect for you and those around you. We send cards to say thank you for gifts and for other special occasions which requires much more effort than simply speaking the words.

As your child gets older, it will be up to you to continue what you have started. It is important to be consistent with the messages you are trying to send about manners. For that reason, you should begin to demand appropriate use of the words whenever necessary.

How can “thank you” change a life?  If you live a life of saying thank you with a smile or the words, then you could change the world. A simple smile can ripple around the city. Saying thank you with a heart of gratitude can change a life. 

If your child asks for something and does not say please, then remind them to. You can tell them to use the magic words or ask them what do we say.

Either way, don’t let your child off the hook. The same goes for saying thank you. Your child is young and they will forget from time to time. It is up to you to help them remember. If you can do that, you will have succeeded in teaching your child their first and most important manners.

By pausing just for a moment to say these magic words you may just brighten up someone’s day and give them a feeling of value.

Do yourself, your children and society a huge favor – put in a little effort now so everyone reaps the benefits later.

What is so powerful about an attitude of gratitude? By expressing your gratitude to someone who helped you, you are doing more than saying a basic thank you. You are sharing a bit of your heart. For the person receiving that gift from you, they notice, even if nothing happens that day.

The fact is that ‘thank you’ has something truly magic about it. Like sorry, it’s just words, but they act as shorthand for so much more. Thank you shows our appreciation and conveys our gratitude. But more than that, it is a sign of respect to the person who has helped you (or given you something).

“Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.” ~ Ralph Martson
So, today when you are going about your business, make a note to yourself to say please and thank you. Start today to use these words. Whether you are buying something in a shop, asking for directions or requesting some information remind yourself to say please and thank you to anyone who has offered you some kind of service today.
After a while these words will become habit and as well as having a positive impact on how you relate to others, you yourself will feel so much better.

Just remember Rome was not built in a day and children will not learn manners overnight. Keep steady and consistent and your child will surely be saying please and thank you in no time at all.

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