Before proceeding with the article, I would like to thank you, for dropping in, spending your precious time and reading my article.
Let’s start with an MCQ round, don’t worry it’s not a difficult one, and the only options available are `Yes` or `No`.
- Just consider the example of Sun, each morning it rises just to spread light in our world. Though this is not a practical thought, but this is what we learnt when we were a kid, so doesn’t God deserves Thank You for this?
- It’s our mom / wife / the cook who gives us the food to eat and from which we get energy and we are able to do our work, so doesn’t they deserves a Thank You?
- When we drive home from office or vice-versa, it’s the petrol pump guy who fills our vehicle with fuel, only because of which we reach home/office on time. It’s the watchman at the gate who opens our door, or helps us to park our vehicle, don’t they deserve Thank You?
Anywhere around the globe, even if we do a small work, we expect others to appreciate our work, but are we doing the same? Are we appreciating the works of other?
However small it may be, someone or the other is spending some minutes of their day, just to save our minutes of the day. But we get so busy completing our work that we forget to note the small-small impact or work others are doing for us.
A person’s life is like a black paper, in which, colors are filled by the contribution of others. We often fail to realize how we have contributed in someone’s life or how someone is contributing in our life, and just to know this contribution, we need to show / receive it from others.
Thanks, a five letter word, but has the strongest impact if used, because “Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone”; moreover there is nothing in the world for which we can’t be grateful.
Recently I came across a very beautiful story, which I wanted to share with you all,
A famous writer was in his study room. He picked up his pen and started writing.
- Last year, I had a surgery and my gall bladder was removed. I had to stay stuck to the bed due to this surgery for a long time.
- The same year I reached the age of 60 years and had to give up my favorite job. I had spent 30 years of my life in this publishing company.
- The same year I experienced the sorrow of the death of my father.
- And in the same year my son failed in his medical exam because he had a car accident. He had to stay in bed at hospital with the cast on for several days. The destruction of car was another loss.
At the end he wrote: Alas! It was such bad year…
When the writer’s wife entered the room, she found he husband looking sad lost in his thoughts. From behind his back she read what was written on the paper. She left the room silently and came back with another paper and placed it on side of her husband’s writing.
When the writer saw this paper, he found this written on it:
- Last year I finally got rid of my gall bladder due to which I had spent years in pain.
- I turned 60 with sound health and got retired from my job. Now I can utilize my time to write something better with more focus and peace.
- The same year my father, at the age of 95, without depending on anyone or without any critical condition met his Creator.
- The same year, God blessed my son with a new life. My car was destroyed but my son stayed alive without getting any disability.
At the end she wrote:
This year was an immense blessing of God and it passed well!
See the difference, same incidents but different viewpoints.
If we ponder with this viewpoint that what could have happened more, we would truly become thankful to the Almighty and others.
There is always something to be thankful for, it’s just that how we look at things. In short, it’s not happiness that makes us grateful but gratefulness that makes us happy.
Also there is no perfect moment / moment that you require to say Thank You to anyone, what’s the sense in waiting for days to say Thank You to someone for something they did today, you never know which moment changes the relationship between two persons, so don’t wait for any moment to happen, instead use ever moment to make a memorable moment.
Also by being thankful to others on their gestures, we are not doing any good to them, but actually we are making our-self happy, as on saying ‘thank you’ to a person, our brain registers that something good has happened, due to which it feels happy. So instead of seeking for happiness, we should give happiness.
It’s always right to thank people, however small the thing they have done for you.
And if you still feel saying Thank You not important? Why do we feel so hurt and let down when someone doesn’t thank you? Think about it…
And if you got the answer to it, why not start thanking people on the Thanks Giving Day and make every day a Memorable Day for someone.