You were supposed to meet your friend an hour ago but you are still stuck in traffic. He is waiting for you in scorching heat at a road crossing where there is no shade. You know he is going to be very mad at you and no amount of apologies is going to pacify him. What would you do when you reach there?
You instinctively would start the conversation with a big sorry and a long, boring, even yawning explanation of why you reached late.
Instead, the moment you see him, say “Thank you so much for being so patient. I am really grateful to you for waiting for me for so long in such a hot weather.And see how his expressions change and his anger disappear. He would say, “It’s ok yaar, hota hai, I know how bad our city’s traffic is. It’s not like you kept me waiting on purpose, etc.”
Using a Thank you instead of Sorry saved you both from a bad face off and created a pleasant atmosphere. This is the power of a Thank You.
As Alfred Painter has rightly put it, “Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality.”Saying a thank you is not just about being courteous, it is about your whole attitude towards life. It is about bringing positivity in your life.
Saying thank you is about appreciating the worth of life, it is about being grateful for all things around you. Thank you is about taking pleasure in every little thing and seeking learning from even the worst of situations.
So how come we say Sorry for almost everything and thank you for hardly anything? Don’t we have anything to be thankful for?
We do have a lot to be thankful for but we take all of it for granted. In fact we should be thankful for the very life that has been given to us, we should be thankful for all the successes and the setbacks we have faced in our lives.
Take a minute from your life and think:
Have you ever thanked God for giving you this life? Have you ever thanked “HIM” for the beautiful world he has created for you?
Have you ever thanked your parents for raising you into the wonderful human beings you are today? Have you ever thanked them for dedicating their entire life for you?
Have you ever thanked your that best friend who is always there for you?
Have you ever thanked your siblings for holding your back?
NO!!! In fact we are in such a sorry state that we are not able to appreciate even the good things happening to us, let alone the bad things.
Let’s take a pledge today that we will be thankful for each and everything that comes our way, no matter how trivial it seems. Even when the going gets tough, we will be thankful because that situation is going to make us better and stronger. We will appreciate even the smallest pleasures of life and will be grateful for the worst pains that come our way. We will say thank you to everyone who has helped us even in the smallest possible way and also to those who have affected us in the worst possible way. We will replace out Sorry with Thank you. We will replace each of our complaints with a Thank you. Because when you are thankful for what little you have, you end up having a lot more.
So, thank you so much for reading this!!!!!!
WISHING YOU PEACE AND ABUNDANCE….