Do you remember the lessons you were taught in nursery school? “Please say thank you” were repeated most often. And we obviously learned that well – saying Thank you and welcome. By the time we turned teens and a little later, the entire thank you business would have turned upside down! I am no stranger to that. But once you are a little older in your mid-twenties and have grown some brains you realize the power of the word Thank You.

Thank you is a potent word. Its effect is immediate. Saying thank you doesn’t make you smaller or less important. It ca have some dramatic impact on people. Did you know ‘Thank You’ triggers feel good hormones! So have you said Thank You today?

Are you wondering how to say thank you to your parents, to your partner or to your boss may be (if you say yes to this you have a great boss)? Here are some tips for you – three ways to say thank you.

3 ways to say thank you

#1 How to Say Thank you – Pick up the phone

pick up phone

Yes pick up the phone and go to your phone book or dial the number. Not Whatsapp or Viber, no message – call you parents or friends. Even better if you Skype or Facetime to say thank you. Thank your parents for putting sense in you. Thank a friend for being there with you when someone else was not there.

Your direct words have more impact than your multiple Whatsapp. Don’t have an apprehension to make that call. These days’ people call less and send a text more, but words spoken are golden.

#2 How to Say Thank You – Look into the Eyes

eye contact friends thank you

Just like your words are golden, your presence is just as wonderful. If you want to thank, meet in person, look into eyes and say a thank you firmly. It shows the warmth in you, it also shows your confidence. This is specially good when you need to thank your loved ones or even your colleagues for that matter.

When thanking people at your workplace, say it with a firm handshake. Actions speak louder than words. Your body language conveys a message better than what you actually say. A firm handshake conveys your confidence and “I really appreciate that” conveys a formal gratitude. A combination of it makes it a great thank you.

#3 How to Say Thank You – Write your feelings

write thank you

A thank you note, a thank you email, a thank you card, a thank you letter speaks volumes. They are also keepsakes and will remain with the other person for a lifetime (unless they really hate you inside!) Write a thank you note to your wife today, thank her for taking care of her work, taking care of her family and the house.

So it doesn’t matter if you say a Thank You or a Danke or a Xie Xie, say it from the heart and see a positive vibe travel between your friend and yourself. Why are you waiting Say Thank You.

That brings us back to our exciting #ThankfulThursday. Tell us Your 3 ways to Say Thank You.  The links are open for an entire week – which means you can link up till Wednesday night 23:55 IST.

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18 Comments on 3 Better Ways to Say Thank You #ThankfulThursday

  1. Latisha Taylor
    May 19, 2017 at 2:14 am (2 years ago)

    I love saying thank you in a written note. It tells the receiver that I took that little extra time to express my thanks and everyone likes getting cards!

    • tinabasu
      May 19, 2017 at 2:20 am (2 years ago)

      That’s perfect Latisha,it also stays with the other person for long

  2. Candice
    May 19, 2017 at 2:17 am (2 years ago)

    I think people underestimate the power of saying thank you. It’s almost like a lost art. Thank you for the reminder!

    • tinabasu
      May 19, 2017 at 2:21 am (2 years ago)

      You are most welcome. I agree people do underestimate it.

  3. Patricia
    May 19, 2017 at 2:18 am (2 years ago)

    good tips! I am blessed to have MANY people in my life to be thankful for! Thanks again.

    • tinabasu
      May 19, 2017 at 2:22 am (2 years ago)

      Yes thankfulness is a way of life

  4. Mayuri Nidigallu
    May 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm (2 years ago)

    I would love to say Thank You through a written note, but thanks to MS Word I have stopped writing manually and now my writing sucks!!:)))

  5. Sauumye Chauhan
    May 20, 2017 at 3:05 am (2 years ago)

    Such great ways to say Thank You!! I personally write all my Thank You moments. Itr makes it more memorable for me.

  6. jhilmil
    June 2, 2017 at 9:59 pm (2 years ago)

    I love saying thank you & appreciate people in written.. I feel I can thank them much better & express my gratitude in written manner!
    jhilmil recently posted…With Love,To DAD !My Profile

  7. Adarsh M
    June 3, 2017 at 3:25 pm (2 years ago)

    This is a great post and it’s like an inspiration for many people. The importance for being thankful to everyone is what I can find in this post and Thank you for sharing this post. I will try your tips and will share it.

  8. Patricia @ Grab a Plate
    June 3, 2017 at 9:23 pm (2 years ago)

    Great points! I was caught off guard by someone thanking me recently, and it made me feel so good – I must remember to pass it on 🙂

  9. Elizabeth Brico
    June 4, 2017 at 5:19 am (2 years ago)

    This post is lovely. Thank you is so simple and so important, but so often overlooked. I’m going to share this 🙂

  10. Dee
    June 4, 2017 at 9:11 pm (2 years ago)

    I think cultivating a life of thankfulness is a really great pursuit. For me personally, I love writing and receiving thank you cards. Its always nice to get something in the mail and I know that a thank you card means someone took a few extra moments to think of me. I also always try to acknowledge and thank people for the little things that they do every single day.


  11. G&D Blog
    June 5, 2017 at 6:39 am (2 years ago)

    Like what they said, saying “thank you” to every one in any way is a good mantra. This is a great read with a positive energy to us, readers and fellow bloggers. So, can I say, “Thank You” for this? 😀

    -Gerome of G&D Blog

  12. maria
    June 6, 2017 at 9:45 am (2 years ago)

    I love this! Thank you notes are my favorite. They say people don’t write letter anymore but I enjoy writing them and picking out the stationary as well! Great read!


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