Have you thought about the power of a simple thank you recently? Maybe you held the elevator door form someone, and they said “Thank You”. Or you were just doing your job as a cashier, and a customer said “Thanks for the great service”. When you get a simple thank you, it makes you feel good, doesn’t it? So you probably give a simple thank you when someone does a small favor for you.
When was the last time you thanked your family for being in your life? After all, your family is way more important to you than the store cashier. You invest everything into them, your time, your money, you love. And it makes you happy to see them happy. It makes you happy to spend time with them. Have you let them know this recently?
If you are not sure how, I have the perfect option for you. The next time you sit down for a family meal; take the time to thank your family for sharing the meal with you. This is not a new idea. It comes from the meal prayer, which goes something like this: “Lord, thank you for the food on this table, and the people around it.” But if you are not religious, why can’t you use this great idea in your own way: “Before we start eating, thank you for sharing this meal with me tonight. You have no idea how much the nightly family meal means to me.”
The simple thanks. We give it away so freely to strangers. Yet, for those who matter most to us, we often leave it unsaid, even when there is no reason to. After all, you could say it once a day, at the family meal. It is such a simple and powerful thing really.
Before I go, I would like to thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope it inspires you to enrich your child’s life through food.