Gratitude Forever
Start writing a post
Student Life

Gratitude Forever

The World Runs on Gratitude

Gratitude Forever

Thank You.

A simple phrase that is terribly underrated. "Thank You" means that you recognize and appreciate what someone else has done for you or someone else. For some reason I always hear people say how thankful they are for a certain person, but they don't tell it to the person they are speaking about, they tell this to someone else. This is a problem because you can be thankful for someone or something, but unless you make said person or thing aware, they may never know how you really feel. If you are thankful, make it known, because it may be just what someone needs to hear to keep going.

Some jobs are thankless, and it can be difficult to put in effort when you feel that it goes unnoticed. Think of a time when you felt under appreciated for a certain task that you did, wouldn't you have loved it if someone took the time to tell you how much it meant to them? The answer is yes, a job is always easier to do when you feel recognized for it. People will put in more effort and take care when doing their work if they know that it will impact someone positively. If someone or something made your day more pleasant or helped you achieve a goal, then make sure you give thanks because the world runs on gratitude.

Giving thanks does not have to be extravagant or inconvenient, it just needs to be genuine. For instance, if a barista at your favorite café always makes you feel welcomed and comfortable, then you can say thank you by baking cookies, writing an email to their manager about their service, or leaving a simple note. Showing gratitude does not have to be formal or difficult, simply saying "Thank You" to someone who holds the door for you is a lot more than some people do.

If you want to challenge yourself to give thanks more often, then start carrying a small bag of Thank You cards around with you wherever you go. Leave a Thank You note for restaurant servers, friends, good samaritans, or a teacher. Giving thanks feels good, and it makes others feel even better. You never know when receiving recognition will change someone's life, so start saying "Thank You" at every opportunity you get.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments