International Thank You Day was founded to remind us of the importance of saying ‘thank you,’ especially to those who have made our lives better in some way. It can be as simple as saying thanks to the person who holds a door open for you, the barista who makes your morning coffee, or giving a wave to the driver who lets you cut ahead of them in traffic.
Let your children know you appreciate that they loaded the dishwasher or fed the dog, say thank you to your bus driver when you get to your stop, and thank a colleague or team member for their contributions in a meeting or on a project.
There is a loop created when we say thank you. The person who receives the thanks feels appreciated and noticed which increases their feelings of happiness, their interactions become more positive which in turn influences others they interact with… the circle of thanks continues and grows.
Thank you to all who place their trust in us to provide support, assistance and advice. We also extend our thanks to those who support us with donations, gifts and attendance at events.
"If we are bearers of gratitude, the world itself will become better, even if only a little bit, but that is enough to transmit a bit of hope.” Pope Francis.