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What is in a 'Thank You'?

Updated on August 14, 2011

'Thank You', how many times a day do we say those words? One time, ten times or more? Two easy little words that sometimes many find hard to say. Two special little words that can bring a smile to someones face, bring one to tears or sometimes one may think that's not enough. Yep you heard me and I am sure each of you know someone like that. Thank you just isn't enough. I find those people to be very sad people. But let's not dwell on them I want to talk about what those two little words can mean to those who appreciate them.
Everyday I get up I say Thank You and all day long I say Thank You. To who you ask? To the powers that be, to God, to the Supreme Being that we all have faith in, to Whoever is listening to my heart and soul. I am grateful for my life, for all the good and not so good. My life has not been a bed of roses but I am thankful for the life I live. For all the ups and downs, for the positives and the negatives, for the happiness and the sadness, for all the good times and the badtimes because all those experiences have made me who I am, they have made me one of a kind, no one else in the world like me. And that goes for each of you too. Think about it, no one has ever experienced what you feel in any given situation, no one else has had your thoughts or knows what it is like to walk in your shoes. They may have a similar experience but what they feel and learn from it is completely different from what you learn and feel. That makes us ALL unique and very special. I wouldn't want to be J. Lo or Madonna or Lady Gaga, NOPE!! I love being me and I may not have all the riches and material things they have but I do consider myelf rich for the many, many blessings that have been showered on me throughout me life. So I do say Thank You everyday, for what was, what is and what will be.
Even as a child I was grateful. As I grew up I love doing things for others. It could have been something very small or something extravagant but it was fun doing it and seeing the reciever enjoy it. That was my thank you, the smile on their face, the hug, the tears, the surprise, I love it. If I could I would do those things anonamously because truly I don't want the glory or recognition, I just want to make someones day, see them smile, see their joy. As a child I often thought of being Santa Claus, hiding the surprises beneath the tree then hiding to see their glee. I worked as a delivery person for a flower shop for about 15 months and I absolutely loved seeing the look on peoples faces when I delivered those beautiful arrangements to their doors. Yes I made decent money but my reward was the joy they showed when suprised with such beauty.
I can be having a rough day and just by changing my train of thought to Thank You always makes me feel better. You should try it just once, I guarantee you will be hooked. I have made a habit of it and am amazed at the difference those two little words can make in my day, have made in my life. The smallest thing a person does for me many times brings me to tears because I am so grateful. The other day my boyfriend washed and actually hung my clothes, I was speechless with gratitude. No one has ever done that for me in my adult life. It's so dull and ordinary you say, but not to me, it MADE MY DAY!! And yes I aboslutely told him THANK YOU!!!
We should never take things for granted and we should say Thank You every single chance we get, even for the everyday mundane things because saying Thank You can make them Heavenly. I was told once to sit done and write all the things I am thankful for, well the list never ended and it showed me all the riches that I do have in my life. I am thankful for all of you readers who read my Hubs, you may not comment all the time but that's okay because you read it and may have took something from it. I am grateful for each you and grateful that maybe, just maybe, I touched your life in some way. i will probably never know that, but I am Thankful that my words touched you. I am so thankful for all my loved ones, near and far, for just given the priviledge of being a part of their lives makes my heart full. They and you have made my life richer by far. Every little thing, a deed done, a word spoke, a touch given, is grounds for a Thank You!!
So what is in a Thank You? A hug, a kiss, a tear, a smile, a touch, a kind word, a good feeling inside, a twinkle in ones eye. This list could go on and on but you can add your own answer to this question. So today I leave you with an assignment, Be Thankful for it ALL. Say 'Thank You' each and everyday. Say Thank You even in the worst of times, it makes the best of times so much sweeter. We should give thanks in all situations, it makes the storms in our lives pass quicker and changes who we are on the inside which makes us better people and that makes for a better world. Thank you all for your awesome Hubs, you have touched my life in so many ways by the words that you write here, by your comments, by just being you!! Now say 'Thank You' to whoever or for whatever, I know you are, I hear it in my heart. Feels good doesn't it? THANK YOU!!!!!!


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      singlmomat52 5 years ago

      Thank you ahorseback, I do loooove to give. It makes me happy to give, to put a smile on someones face, to make someone laugh, especially when I can do it anonomously, that's even better. But again thank you for your sweet comment/compliment!! Blessings!!

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      ahorseback 5 years ago

      I have met a few people in life who only give , but little do they know , how beautiful they are when they smile like your smile and give like you give ......Singlemom is a giver ! Hay everyone -take notice !

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      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 5 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      What a truthful Hub! Thank you!!!!! Voted-up! I pary your doing well! Come visit me when you have some free time! Again, thank you!

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      singlmomat52 6 years ago

      I couldn't have wrote it better myself!! Thank you for reading my Hub and for your valued comment!! Blessings!

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      In the heart of every baby

      you’ll find the beautiful love of God

      In the sparkle of every shining star

      is the brilliance of God’s genius

      In every drop of precious water

      is the immeasurable kindness of God

      When you touch the texture of a leaf

      you feel the gentleness of God

      It’s a wonderful privilege

      to love God and say thank you

      There’s a very special feeling you get inside

      when you care for and look after God’s creation

      It’s so rich and so meaningful

      to be living each day to please God

      Giving God gratitude

      brings more miracles

      into your life.

      © Bernard Levine

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      singlmomat52 6 years ago

      Lol!!! Yea right, people would think I was from another planet if that were to happen!! Thanks for your comment and for reading my Hub!!

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      ahorseback 6 years ago

      Two very simple words , and yet so rare today , I am always amazed at how few peole in public positions use them! You must run for office , Im tellin Ya!lol....:-}

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      singlmomat52 6 years ago

      HI DIM!!!!!!! : ) I have not been on here much either and I do miss it so!! Thank you for your comment but I think that you are an amazing lady, your Hubs are beuatiful and from the heart. I do hope that you are doing well and feeling better about your move. Thanks again!! Blessings!! xxxxxxx

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      Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

      You are one amazing lady. I am starting right away to follow your e.g. of saying ´thank you ´for every little thing....

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      singlmomat52 6 years ago

      Thank you Taleb80, so glad you enjoyed and yes I will read your Hub!! Thank you again!!

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      Taleb AlDris 6 years ago


      Thank you

      I liked every word.

      I voted UP & Beautiful

      I hope you will read my hub (Privileges God has been giving us - Characteristics of Privileges)

      Have Happy day

      Thank you again & again