Do you ever just tell someone thank you?
Yes, thank you to the server as they serve you dinner at a restaurant.
Thank you to the host at a party as you leave their house full of dirty dishes.
Thank you for the gift.
Lots of opportunities for the appropriate thank you.
Last week as we are getting ready for bed……
I’m already lying down as Steve prepares for his next day work day.
He says “thank you for always doing my laundry.”
It struck me as weird.
The next day, as I entered the laundry room, I smiled.
Being lucky enough to be a “stay at homer,” laundry and wiping kitchen counters is just part of the gig. Taking care of loved ones is in the job description. I don’t take it for granted and I’m a nurturer at heart. It makes me happy to care for people.
However, sometimes the duties get monotonous. The same thing over and over again.
That spontaneous thank you was like a gift. He might not even remember saying it as he reached for clean underwear from the drawer.
It meant something.
It was like gas for the tank.
Do you thank your people for the mundane?
Do you thank the person who checks you out at the grocery store?
Sometimes thank you is a really small gift you can give to someone.
Thanks family for being my people
Thank you tribe for supporting and loving me even when I’m stupid.
Thanks friends for being the best friends a girl can have
Lots of thanks.
Try it today.