Only One Word/Phrase

If you suddenly woke up tomorrow and had lost all your vocabulary, what is the one word--actually phrase--you'd be grateful to remember? I'd say it is "Thank you." This is a powerful word. Practice it daily to others and to yourself.

Thank you has way more meaning than any single word, symbol or gesture. A heartfelt "Thank you" goes to the heart right away. It lets people know they are appreciated in a world that moves too fast and often too unpredictably. It validates and soothes. It it the verbal pat on the back for a job well done. "Thank you" is the holy grail of all words. Use it and mean it.

Have you said "Thank you" today? Thank YOU for reading my blog! :-))


  1. Thanks for the reminder :D Very true. I think that it is one of the most important manners to teach childeren as well... Sure at first it'll just be a verbal responce... but I believe that just saying it often enough can help kids understand what it means to be grateful.

  2. Thank you for this thoughtful post. Everyone needs to be reminded of this now and then. :-)

  3. Dear Kelly,
    Thank you for this lovely reminder. Yes, I have said thank you today ;)
    It's true: this is such a powerful phrase. It can take you far. I remember as a child my father always reminding me of two words: please and thank you.

  4. Dear Jenn, Misha and Claudia: Thank you for your lovely comments! :-))

  5. Kelly,
    Thank you for sharing. You're an amazing person. :o)


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