Thank you!

Artwork by Rae 02-01-81 – 06-06-09

Every afternoon when I leave work, my boss says “Bye! Thank you!”

When I make dinner for my grandson Gavin, he says “Thank you Nana!”

My husband Jim loves to open his sock drawer and find it filled with clean socks. He says “Thank you!”

It sounds like such a little thing but really when you think about it, it’s not. How many times a day do you say “Thank you”? I try and say it all day. Honestly, I say it to strangers in the supermarket, customer service people on the phone, the receptionist at the dentist office. I bet those are people who don’t hear “Thank you” much.

Princess Willow

My favorite way to hear “Thank you!” is when Amy’s granddaughter, Willow, will say Grace before a meal. It was her third birthday last week and I was there to share in the special occasion.

When we sat down at the table, we all held hands. Amy asked Willow if she would say the prayer. Willow’s face lit up and she said “Thank you!” with a big smile. It was a joy filled moment!

Many of my dear friends say that gratitude is the way to live a more peaceful life. I agree. I try and be grateful every day and I want to share that feeling with others. By saying “Thank you”, I appreciate what others do for me and I keep gratitude front and center. It may be hard to believe, but saying it in a heartfelt way and with a smile can change someone’s bad day to good.

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I’d like to start a world wide movement to say “Thank You” more. I’m going to start right now by saying “Thank You!” to all my blogger friends, email subscribers, Twitter and Facebook fans who read my stories on a regular basis. You have no idea how much your comments, “Likes”, private emails and personal comments (when I get to see you!) mean to me. I love writing stories and I appreciate all your heartfelt support.

I think “Thank you” can be a pathway to peace of mind and a happy heart. Give lots of “Thank you’s” away and just watch how it changes  your life!

Are you with me? Say “Thank you!” a whole bunch today!

Join me on my graceful journey.

12 Replies to “Thank you!”

  1. THANK YOU, simpy thank YOU, for sharing your heart and soul (and wisdom) on your blog for all of us to read. I feel bathed in Grace every single time I pop by. I shared your blog today with lots of my friends. I am so thankful you are apart of my life. I love sharing your happy spirit. You are one smart cookie! Love ya!

    1. Thank you! For being my friend, for writing your inspirational blog and for being in my life. I have been Graced by the presence of many fellow bloggers and I count you among my most precious finds! xo Joanne

  2. Sage wisdom…I am a sales/customer service rep and can totally relate! We greet every caller with “Thank you for calling…” and it sure helps me make sure I’m ready to help each new caller no matter what chaos is going on at the moment; every order is acknowledged with a “thank you”; and I try to end every call with a thank you. We have our share of grumpy characters and I find joy in sensing the slightest grin on the other end of the phone from time to time! Thank you for being one of the lovely souls who says thank you…

    1. Patty, it is so nice of you to stop by! I certainly appreciate all those nice customer service people who I am sure put up with much complaining….thank you for what you do and thank you for commenting! xo Joanne

  3. Thank You Joanne for all your great blogs that are so inspirational! They feed my soul & are always thought provoking! I am blessed to have been introduced to you & your good heart! Thank YOU, Joanne for everything!

  4. Thank you, Joanne!!! A heartfelt “thank you” really makes a person feel appreciated. Yes you never know when it will change someone’s bad day to a good day!! Gratitude is a pathway to peace and we all have many opportunities during a day to appreciate many things and be thankful. So, thank you for the great post today!!! It was great read to start my day.

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