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Thank You
November 5, 2015, 10:51 am
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I dabble in words.

This is no secret.

And today I want to talk about two very important words:

Thank you.

Think about how many times you say it during the day–think about why you say it and who you say it to.

It just rolls right off of your tongue; half of the time you probably don’t even realize you are saying it.

Thank you.

Gracias.

Grazie.

Danke.

Tack.

Short. Sweet. To the point.

But then.

Then in some reaches of the world, they make you work for it–

Go Raibh Maith Agat

Tesekkur Ederim

Xiexie

Ngiyabonga

That’s too many syllables! I can’t remember that! I shouldn’t have to think about saying “thank you”!

Or should you?

Are these cultures telling us to slow our roll down when it comes to words like “thank you” “I miss you” “I love you”?

Are we treating these phrases too lightly? Is it right for them to roll off of our tongue? How many times do you say “thank you” and not even mean it? Not even realize you’re saying it?

Someone hands you something.

Thank you.

Are you thankful?

You sneeze.

Someone says bless you.

Do you even make eye contact when you thank that person?

We are now in a month devoted to being thankful. We must give all the thanks! People dedicate their Facebook statuses to things they are thankful for.

What does being thankful even mean? To you? To that person over there? Is it the same thing?

By definition, according to Google, thankful means to be pleased and relieved.

Relieved.

This seems  heavy.

This seems like something we should be taking seriously.

These should be sacred words to us–how often are we pleased? Relieved? Gratified? Not often, right? We demand a lot from our lives and the people around us and I think the least we can do is look these people in the eye and take the time to feel the relief that comes with being thankful.

Thank you for reading.

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