Say Thank You


Thank you is a word which we use multiple times every day. But how many times do we really feel this word. We have nearly become mechanical in saying thank you. Do we feel the gratitude behind the word thank you?

I grew up in a very small town, everyone knew everyone. As kids we would get candies or fruits from acquaintances, yet we never felt the need of saying thank you. Our eyes did the job, eyes would convey real gratitude.

In my childhood neighbours would ask us to do small jobs for them, like fetching something from market, they too never said thank you to us. The way they would ruffle our hair, or gave a light pat on back after the job was done would tell us how they felt.

Thank you was an alien word for me, till the time I moved to a bigger town to do my post graduation and then moved to metropolis for work. Now thank you has become a near reflex for me, I wonder if that gratitude still gets expressed through my eyes or not.

For me feeling of that gratitude is more important than saying thank you.

At times thank you and gratitude become two different worlds altogether. The other day pantry boy at my office needed some money to pay fee of her daughter, which he promised he would return in 5 days, he did it as well. While I handed over money to him his eyes said a million words, he did not say thank you. The communication was so overwhelming that I was forced to get up and hug him.

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sanjay M Bhaskar
    Jul 17, 2016 @ 16:25:24

    Very true… Great post… 😊

    Like

  2. Beloo Mehra
    Jun 21, 2016 @ 15:42:35

    Absolutely true! Sometimes I feel people just mouth the word ‘thank you’ without really meaning it. I also have fallen victim to this habit. Sadly, so many of such words or expressions have become mere shells with no real life behind them.

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  3. Shiva Malekopmath
    Jun 05, 2016 @ 19:58:02

    Sharat!
    In this post you have tried to open the eyes of so many who would say Thank You the next time.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Sharat Pathak
    Jun 04, 2016 @ 07:59:19

    Thanx shree such a beautiful insight. U have given me another topic to write upon. Words and expression body and soul.

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  5. Shree
    Jun 04, 2016 @ 07:50:47

    I m so glad that you wrote this up, something that has been running in mind for so long, I’m sure many others would have felt the same. ‘Thank you’ is a wonderful word, yet like you said, its soul lies in the expression of gratitude. I see the ‘word’ and the ‘expression’ are analogous to ‘body’ and ‘soul’. We very well know body is meaningless without soul and we continue to debate if soul exist without body, nevertheless it’s always wonderful to have soul and body together. So next time we say ‘thank you’, let’s try to give its soul back to it.
    Thank you so much for the thought provoking post…I mean it!

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  6. BroadBlogs
    Jun 02, 2016 @ 23:29:01

    I love when people help me to see what seem to be simple things in a more profound way.

    Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Sharat Pathak
    May 30, 2016 @ 14:49:25

    very aptly put by you. Thank you sorry and please are very magical words. important is we should feel what we say.

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  8. saalai kamalathaai
    May 29, 2016 @ 20:49:08

    Yes, how bidding a Thank you has become formal! When the work gets done from others , we only look onto the work ,not even the face , we say Thanks for sake. The world is moving fast and there is no value and place for sentiments. This is one case.
    The 2nd one is how important is to say that word Thank you?! In the dead end, when someone lends hand to help or when we are awestruck or when speechless, what else can fit the space than Thank you?!
    The 3rd case is: It becomes rude when we ain’t thankful. Nowadays, it turns out to be a tool to measure one’s character.
    The three different perspective on simple thank you.
    My point is, it is good to be thankful verbally and non verbally because it has the power to create happiness on others .
    Thank you for this great post.:)

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