Whether it is work or home, don’t forget to thank those people who are always there for you.
It seems like a simple thing to do, but sometimes we forget todo that. It just takes a phrase like…
“Thank you so much for all you do for me.”
“I really appreciate you.”
“You are always there for me. Thanks.”
Why do I bring this up? Because lately I have come across some folks who don’t say “thanks.” It really seems to stick out.
I was at the golf range and had some golf balls left over from my practice round. I thought I’d give them to someone who looked like they were running out of balls. I put the balls back in the bag, took them to a golfer practicing near me and said, “I thought you’d like some extra balls to practice.”
His quiet and neutral response? All he said was a barely audible “Okay.” His words didn’t have much sparkle, in my mind. He then turned away from me and went back to practicing.
I went up to the barista who made my drink and said, “You did a great job on this drink. It is perfect.” Her response? “Oh”, she said. That hardly put a smile on either of our faces. She went back to work.
I commented on a gentleman’s shirt who was standing by me in a retail store. I said, “I really like that shirt. Great colors.” His response was, “I don’t really like it that much.” I guess he thought I had bad taste-- but he’s the one who bought it.