Ways to Say 'Thank You' to Others

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When you feel thankful to someone who is kind to you or helps you, it is often enough to say “thank you.” Sometimes, however, you want to say or do more to express gratitude to others. Consider these suggestions to show others how thankful you are for what they do or who they are.

Count your blessings

Before planning ways to show your gratitude to others, make a list of the people in your life you would like to thank, and why. Whether it’s your spouse’s smile in the morning or your co-worker’s friendly greeting each day, nothing is too small to make the list.

Speak your thanks

Once you’ve listed who you want to thank, and why, consider sharing what you wrote with the people on your list. Find the right moment to say to your co-worker, “I really appreciate how you greet me each morning with such enthusiasm–it always gets my day off to a great start!” Words of encouragement and inspiration also help you express your thanks. Try saying “good job” or “you are such a good role model” in addition to “thank you.”

If you have individuals on your list that you don’t see regularly, call them to say how glad you are to have them in your life. Remember also to “speak” your thanks across a distance by sending letters, cards, emails, text messages, etc.

Show your thanks

Look at your list of people you would like to thank, and write down things you could do to show your gratitude to them. Just as no kind act from others is too small to make your list, neither is any favor or kind act that you can return to them. Whether it is bringing your co-worker a cup of coffee or volunteering in your community, you can say “thank you” with acts of kindness or service.

Learn to be more thankful

Sometimes our circumstances or upbringing make it difficult to feel or express gratitude. If you want to be more thankful, these suggestions may help:

  • Think about what is going right in your life.
  • Think about a difficult time in your life and how you moved through it.
  • Keep a gratitude journal—even on your worst days, try to write down 3 things you are thankful for.

Teach thanksgiving

There may be others at home, work or in your community who could learn to be more thankful. Model an attitude of gratitude wherever you are. Teach your children from a very early age to say “thank you.” Consider taking turns sharing what you are grateful for during mealtime or before bed. At work or in your community, saying “thank you” and showing kindness may inspire others to do the same.

Source: Military OneSource

When you feel thankful to someone who is kind to you or helps you, it is often enough to say “thank you.” Sometimes, however, you want to say or do more to express gratitude to others. Consider these suggestions to show others how thankful you are for what they do or who they are.

Count your blessings

Before planning ways to show your gratitude to others, make a list of the people in your life you would like to thank, and why. Whether it’s your spouse’s smile in the morning or your co-worker’s friendly greeting each day, nothing is too small to make the list.

Speak your thanks

Once you’ve listed who you want to thank, and why, consider sharing what you wrote with the people on your list. Find the right moment to say to your co-worker, “I really appreciate how you greet me each morning with such enthusiasm–it always gets my day off to a great start!” Words of encouragement and inspiration also help you express your thanks. Try saying “good job” or “you are such a good role model” in addition to “thank you.”

If you have individuals on your list that you don’t see regularly, call them to say how glad you are to have them in your life. Remember also to “speak” your thanks across a distance by sending letters, cards, emails, text messages, etc.

Show your thanks

Look at your list of people you would like to thank, and write down things you could do to show your gratitude to them. Just as no kind act from others is too small to make your list, neither is any favor or kind act that you can return to them. Whether it is bringing your co-worker a cup of coffee or volunteering in your community, you can say “thank you” with acts of kindness or service.

Learn to be more thankful

Sometimes our circumstances or upbringing make it difficult to feel or express gratitude. If you want to be more thankful, these suggestions may help:

  • Think about what is going right in your life.
  • Think about a difficult time in your life and how you moved through it.
  • Keep a gratitude journal—even on your worst days, try to write down 3 things you are thankful for.

Teach thanksgiving

There may be others at home, work or in your community who could learn to be more thankful. Model an attitude of gratitude wherever you are. Teach your children from a very early age to say “thank you.” Consider taking turns sharing what you are grateful for during mealtime or before bed. At work or in your community, saying “thank you” and showing kindness may inspire others to do the same.

Source: Military OneSource

When you feel thankful to someone who is kind to you or helps you, it is often enough to say “thank you.” Sometimes, however, you want to say or do more to express gratitude to others. Consider these suggestions to show others how thankful you are for what they do or who they are.

Count your blessings

Before planning ways to show your gratitude to others, make a list of the people in your life you would like to thank, and why. Whether it’s your spouse’s smile in the morning or your co-worker’s friendly greeting each day, nothing is too small to make the list.

Speak your thanks

Once you’ve listed who you want to thank, and why, consider sharing what you wrote with the people on your list. Find the right moment to say to your co-worker, “I really appreciate how you greet me each morning with such enthusiasm–it always gets my day off to a great start!” Words of encouragement and inspiration also help you express your thanks. Try saying “good job” or “you are such a good role model” in addition to “thank you.”

If you have individuals on your list that you don’t see regularly, call them to say how glad you are to have them in your life. Remember also to “speak” your thanks across a distance by sending letters, cards, emails, text messages, etc.

Show your thanks

Look at your list of people you would like to thank, and write down things you could do to show your gratitude to them. Just as no kind act from others is too small to make your list, neither is any favor or kind act that you can return to them. Whether it is bringing your co-worker a cup of coffee or volunteering in your community, you can say “thank you” with acts of kindness or service.

Learn to be more thankful

Sometimes our circumstances or upbringing make it difficult to feel or express gratitude. If you want to be more thankful, these suggestions may help:

  • Think about what is going right in your life.
  • Think about a difficult time in your life and how you moved through it.
  • Keep a gratitude journal—even on your worst days, try to write down 3 things you are thankful for.

Teach thanksgiving

There may be others at home, work or in your community who could learn to be more thankful. Model an attitude of gratitude wherever you are. Teach your children from a very early age to say “thank you.” Consider taking turns sharing what you are grateful for during mealtime or before bed. At work or in your community, saying “thank you” and showing kindness may inspire others to do the same.

Source: Military OneSource

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