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Saying Thank You To Show Appreciation

Have you been saying "Thank You" wrong all this time?

You walked through the door that the young man was holding for you, you grabbed the coffee cup from the barista, you picked up your dry cleaning on your way home from work, but did you say thank you?

Can you count on your hand(s) how many times you say "thank you" a day?

More often than not, we say these words, underestimating just how much weight they can carry. Sadly, we may even forget to say these words at all.

A simple thank you can go a long way in someone's book. Not only is it polite to say thank you, but it shows that you not only value the action being performed, but more importantly the person performing the action.

Had the young man not held the door open, you would've either opened the door yourself, or in a more exaggerated version, depending on how big of a hurry you were in, walked smack dab into the door. Did your coffee make itself? No, the barista spent time, meeting the request of your order. And did your laundry up and wash itself, then dry and jump on a hanger, nice and neat? If it did, I want to know what magical power you have and where I can get it!

The point is, saying thank you shows that you genuinely appreciate people. So why not take it one step further and show your appreciation in a way that goes beyond just saying the words?

Not sure how to show your appreciation? We've got you covered! With these different ways to show how thankful you are for the people in your life, whether it's your mom, son, sister, taxi driver, a teacher or friend, we've got a way to show your gratitude for everyone!

Bake

Love to bake? Perfect! Brownies, cookies, cakes, the list goes on and on, bake something and deliver it fresh, with a sweet card or note attached!

Craft

Homemade gifts are the best! Why? Because it shows that you took time out of your day to make something special just for that person to show how thankful you are. Not sure what to make? Pinterest is full of ideas (wreaths, picture frames, ornaments, etc.)!

Write a letter

There's just something about a handwritten note that is so sentimental!

Cook

Are you a master in the kitchen? Invite a friend over for dinner and cook a gourmet meal! Not so skilled in the kitchen? That's okay, taking them out for a meal is always nice, too, just make sure to pick up the bill for both, you and the friend.

Gift card

When in doubt, a gift card is always a great idea! Whether it’s to their favorite fast food place or their favorite shopping store, they're sure to love the gesture!

Flowers

Roses or lilies, handpicked or pre-ordered, either way, a beautiful flower arrangement is a wonderful way to say thank you!

Tickets

Looking for a way to say thank you to dad? Tickets to his favorite sports team is the perfect way! Throw in his favorite candy and he'll be thanking you!

Household Chores

You don't have to have a lot of money to effectively show your gratitude, doing the household chores is a wonderful way to say thank you to family. Dishes, laundry, you could do almost anything and they'll be appreciative for the help.

Gift Basket

Saying thank you to a boss or co-worker? Try a Thank You gift basket! Full of gourmet snacks and goodies or rich chocolates, you can't go wrong with a gift basket! Throw in a bottle of wine or champagne for a classy thank you!

 

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