We don’t thank people enough. That’s a fact.
Bride and groom leave those thank-you notes at the door even pictures taken earlier in the banquet.
Efficiency over gratitude.
Sales people are advised to send Thank-you cards to get referrals.
For job candidates, it’s a must.
But what about situations other than wedding, sales referral request and job search?
Even quick notes on our mobile phones have “thank you” pretyped.
Some people even say “You’re welcome” to remind us of the art of gratitude.
I guess the age of entitlement has overshadowed our sense of gratitude.
We deal with Third-Party, with institutions instead of individuals.
If we owed someone money, we would be more inclined to say Thank You.
Credit card companies, on the other hand, acted in the way that makes it hard for us to send them a Thank-you Note.
(in Now You See Me, the magicians opened the show in Las Vegas by saying “Tonight, we’re gonna rob a bank”).
In this post-Recession era, we all need to unlearn bitterness, and relearn gratitude.
One of the blogs I subscribe to mentioned “reciprocation”. Someone has to start the virtuous cycle.
Then reciprocity will follow suit.
The hope for us is , in our life time, we will be acknowledged sooner rather later. A quote on Linkedin got my attention: “when you light someone’s path, it brightens your feet as well”.
Thank you for reading.
It’s been a journey in self-discovery and bonding with you, my unknown readers.
Like a singer that needs an audience (think of a Vegas lounge with all the “losers” eating breakfast on the house, while trying their best to “appreciate” the free gig on stage),
I am thankful you lent me your “ears” while I was trying to find my voice. Your attention is acknowledged and appreciated. Communication is a two-way street.
I need you more than you have come to realize. Thank you.