Monday, October 1, 2012

Have You Said Thank You Lately?

Have you said Thank You lately? We send thank you cards for when we get gifts, we say thank you for when someone helps us do something... But have you said thank you for just being you? Thank you for listening....
I would not be where I am at today if it wasn't for my friends and family. If you have a friend going through a tough time, you don't think twice about being there for them, as they would do the same for you. I am so grateful for my friends and my family.
It is so easy to forget to say thank you to those who matter most. I assume that they know... but I need to take a moment and really tell them. To say, "Thank you for being there for me. Thank you for listening and helping me through this difficult time. Thank you for being my friend."
Then to also say thank you to those who cross your path... even if just for a brief second. That cashier who smiles and makes your check out experience a good one. The waiter who makes the dining experience even better because of good service. Thank you.
I went to the local Fall Festival yesterday, there were the local police everywhere helping to make the event run smoothly. Controlling traffic so that we could cross the busy street safely... Walking by I simply said, "Thank you for your service." The smile I got in return meant more than anything. These men & women put themselves out there everyday risking their lives for our safety, saying thank you is the least I can do. And the military... Every time I see them I try to say thank you for protecting our country. Thank you for your service.
This all sounds just like common sense and common courtesy ... but I got caught up in life and found myself not saying Thank You. I felt it but didn't take that extra step in letting these people, my friends, my family, the service men & women, know that I am truly grateful for them.
People need to hear those two little words, because in the grand scheme of things, they are not little words. They let the person who receives them feel good. Those words let them know that they matter, what they are doing matter.
So to all my friends who have encouraged me, inspired me, taught me, listened to me, shared their insights & feelings with me,.... THANK YOU.
You mean more to me than I could ever say and I am so truly grateful that you are in my life.
To my parents who have raised me and helped shaped me into the woman I am today, who have supported me, cared for me, loved me... THANK YOU.
To everyone that crosses my path who is helpful, friendly, and makes my day brighter just because of their personality and friendly smile... THANK YOU.

And THANK YOU for all your words of encouragement that you have left in your comments.



  1. Thank you Christine! Thank you for always greeting me with a smile and hug even though you may not feel like smiling. Thank you for all your inspiration in our world of paper crafting. Thank you for lending an ear when I just needed to talk to someone. Thank you for your kind heart and sweet spirit. Thank you for being YOU!

  2. You're welcome. And THANK YOU! For having a wonderful blog that I can wake up to and get inspired by every day!