Your pleases and thank you’s can go a long way. Just a simple please makes your daily interactions more pleasurable. It makes it pleasing for others to deal with you and you gain favor in the sight of others.
It’s easy to think that a simple thank you goes unnoticed. But when you go out of your way to show gratitude to someone who has serviced you, you’re making a great deposit. You’re sowing a good seed into their heart.
Today, I was dealing with a customer service rep. And I caught myself saying ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ every chance I could get. Beforehand, I got a little impression down on the inside that said, “Jarrod, remember to say your please and thank you. It goes a long way.” So I did.
To the best of my recollection, I probably said thank you a number of twenty times throughout our five minute interaction. You might say I was laying it on thick. But I couldn’t help but notice a warmth come over her face. Her countenance began to change. Her smile expressed her appreciation for my goodness and kindness. In reciprocation, she extended the gratitude.
As I became aware of the fact, I realized that it’s the little mannerisms that matter greatly. I determined that there is power in a simple ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ every now and then.
As you come and go, look for the little opportunities to extend a thank you. If someone holds a door open for you, express your gratitude. If you’re ordering food take out, use a kind ‘please’ here and there. Even an excuse me or a pardon me will suffice, when the opportunity presents itself.
It’s these mannerisms that are a rare commodity in this day in age. Honor someone with a kind expression of gratitude today and God will honor you in due time as you charge forth on your journey of life!
… here’s my please and thank you, Jarrod
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