There is an important two-word phrase often wasted.
We embellish, shorten or fill this phrase with sarcasm. Other times is seems to go missing from our vocabulary.
This is not why I find this phrased wasted!
“Thank you” is often wasted on the wrong person.
The communicator wants to show appreciation and let the recipient know the effort is noticed. So they say, “Thank you.”
My concern is we waste our “Thank you” on the wrong people.
We give away our “Thank you”
To the person who doesn’t really go beyond the job title, except when there’s someone they want to impress. At that point the raging Nile river couldn’t keep them from “helping”.
When our “Thank you” is deserved by
The one who’s always willing to help whomever needs it, to those who keep things together in the background and doesn’t require the spotlight in order help.
What has this to do with romance and relationships?
Do you remember the last time you gave your sweetheart a heartfelt “Thank you”?
When was the last time you showed appreciation to your sweetheart for being in relationship with you, for listening while you vented, for overlooking your mistakes?
It’s easy to let romance and “Thank you” slip out of your relationship, to become “blind” to the little things your sweetheart does for you.
This week a romantic way to say “Thank you” to your sweetheart.
Communicate your “Thank you” in a manner meaningful to your sweetheart. Use their preferred way of being romanced: words, a gift, a gentle touch or moments lingering with your sweetheart and saying “Thank you”.
Be creative. And be genuine.
Spend your “Thank you’s” showing appreciation to the one beside you, who knows you best and still stays with you.
Tell your sweetheart, “Thank you” – then watch the smile appear.