Gratitude: The THANK YOU Principle!
Gratitude is an important Action and characteristic of our humanity. It is an Indispensable To Do item on our life list to be ticked daily as often as possible.
Gratitude is about expressing honour and respect for others. Letting them know that who they are is important and valuable to us and to the world. Gratitude is about regarding others, and this we do with both our words and actions.
Gratitude is about recognizing and Appreciating the Goodwill, service, favour or courtesy extended. Appreciation is the oil that lubricates the gears of society enabling it to run smoothly.
Acknowledgement is the official statement gratitude. Being specific, sincere and intentional in expressing gratitude is very important. Learn to acknowledge the good will and courtesies received from others truly, freely and sincerely. It is the official statement that recognizes our mutual value to each other as human beings.
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Gratitude can be a vertical or horizontal expression. Foremost to our Creator, Father or The Supreme one – the creator of All. Second, to other’s, fellow flesh and blood. Gratitude should be extended as much as possible in both this directions – for favours, Graces, courtesies, kindness, service and Goodwill. The Word Thanks, or Thank You encapsulates this in the best way that no description can.
Thank You, Merci, Gracias, Obrigado, Asante….. whatever your language this principle applies universally.
Wishing you a Thankful Sunday and Week ahead!