23 Sep Say “thank you” in these 7 situations and make your life better
Happiness and gratitude are like first cousins!
Saying thank you is like a gift to you, and to others, that when opened showers happiness and positive emotions on all involved.
Which is why I love this Huffington Post article that details 7 different situations in which saying “thank you” will make your life happier, and even better than it currently is…
by James Clear
I don’t say “Thank You” as often as I should and I doubt I’m the only one.
In fact, I’m starting to believe that “Thank You” is the most under-appreciated and under-used phrase on the planet. It is appropriate in nearly any situation and it is a better response than most of the things we say. Let’s cover 7 common situations when we say all sorts of things, but should say “Thank You” instead.
1. When you’re receiving a compliment.
We often ruin compliments by devaluing the statement or acting overly humble. Internally, you might think this prevents you from appearing arrogant or smug.
The problem is that by deflecting the praise of a genuine compliment, you don’t acknowledge the person who was nice enough to say something. Simply saying “Thank You” fully acknowledges the person who made the compliment and allows you to enjoy the moment as well.
Example: “Your dress looks great.”
- Instead of: “Oh, this old thing? I’ve had it for years.”
- Try saying: “Thank you. I’m glad you like it.”
Example: “Wow! 20 points tonight. You played really well in the game.”
- Instead of: “Yeah, but I missed that wide-open shot in the 3rd quarter.”
- Try saying: “Thank you. It was a good night.”
Example: “You killed your presentation today!”
- Instead of: “Did I? I felt so nervous up there. I’m glad it looked alright.”
- Try saying: “Thank you. I’m happy it went well.”
There is something empowering about fully accepting a compliment. When you deflect praise, you can’t really own it. When you just say “Thank You,” you let the weight of the compliment sink in and become yours. Saying “Thank You” gives your mind permission to be built up by the compliments you receive.
Getting compliments should be fun and enjoyable, but we often ruin the experience. There’s no need to sabotage compliments that come your way. Accept them with grace and enjoy the moment.
2. When you’re running late.
Being late is the worst. It’s stressful for the person who is running late and it’s disrespectful to the person who is waiting…
…keep reading the full & original article HERE