Thursday, August 2, 2012

Day 24 - Be mindful of saying "Please" and "Thank-you" and "You'rewelcome" - all day long.

Growing up I was always very courteous and said please, thank you and you're welcome; manners was something that we we're taught since we we're young and it was something that was very important in my family. I didn't notice until recently that most people don't say please or thank you enough, I've noticed it at restaurants, or anywhere with customer service. I guess people assume that since they are getting paid for working it's their job to do it and you shouldn't have to say please nor thank you - wrong, you should always use manners and once you do you will realize not only that people will be much nicer but in turn will want to give you better service.

Something I started doing as an adult is writing thank you notes because I noticed that whenever I would receive one it would make me so happy. Happy that someone noticed my nice gesture enough to write me a note. So when someone does something nice for me I make it a point to send them a thank you note and you should too.
  • When someone gives you a present…write a thank you note.
  • When someone acts as your reference….write a thank you note.
  • When you go to an interview for a job...write a thank you note for their time.
  • When someone invites you to dinner at their house...write a thank you note.
  • When someone takes the time to help you….write a thank you note.
  • When someones sits there listening to you vent...say thank you for listening.
That little gesture you make by taking 2 minutes of your busy life to write a note to them will totally make their day, because now a days nice gestures are usually expected and usually  go without a genuine "thank you". Trust me, that little thank you note will make a huge impression on that person.

I don't know about you but when someone cuts me off on the highway or anywhere for that matter I get legitimate road rage but it's amazing how much calmer I get if that person waves a "thank you" as they're switching lanes.

You never know how much it might mean to someone or how much it may validate all the work they put into something or how big of a smile it might bring to their face. Along with saying thank you, saying please and you're welcome are important words to use in your vocabulary as well. Having manners is something that makes people see you in a different light. When you ask for something even if it's work related always say "please"; it makes people want to help you or do that favor for you because you're asking nicely and not just expecting it!

Today for mydeed of the day not only did I manage to over-use the words "please","thank you" and "you're welcome" but I also decided tothank everyone in my life who has made an impact on me because I don't wantthat to go unnoticed. Also, I noticed while ordering food when I was eating out,the second I would say "please" or "thank you" theemployee's attitude would completely change in a good way and it definitelymade a difference which encouraged me to show more gratitude. Lesson fortoday... HAVE GRATITUDE AND MANNERS PEOPLE and you will notice the differenceon an everyday basis.
So go out there today and say thank you:

  • Call your family and say thanks for being there for you always.
  • Leave a comment on your favorite blog especially if you've never commented before, say thanks for writing.
  • Leave an extra tip for your waiter/waitress and say thanks for a great meal
  • Thank someone you see doing a usually thankless job like collecting trash and/or cleaning the bathroom.
  • Send a note to a friend and say thanks for sticking by your side over the years.
Because I think a lot of people truly underestimate the power of a simple “thank you”!!

Every single one of us has so much to be thankful for, so give thanks for it and say THANK YOU!

Believe me it will be worth your while and will really make a difference. So while I am at it, here is my thank you...

  • To everyone, if anyone, takes the time to read my blog.
  • To all of my friends and family who motivate me every single day.
  • To my entire support system for everything you do every single day.
  • To anyone I have actually encouraged to do better in this world.
I know I don't say it enough but thank you! And if you're in the neighborhood can you "please" bring me a cupcake? Lol jk.


  1. Thanks for following my blog, Cindee. I'm looking forward to following your good deeds journey. :)

    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog Linda, I look forward to reading your posts and think your blog is amazing!! :)

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    1. It's funny how it's the litte things that count!! Thank you so much for taking the time to read my entrys, people like you encourage me on a daily basis :)

  3. Gorgeous sentiment. Appreciation is the key to feeling fulfilled :)

    1. Thank you Charmaine, appreciation can go so far!! Thank you for reading my post and I look forward to reading yours as well! :) xxxxo