Say Thank You

I've been thinking about how good it feels when someone thanks me for something I may have done for them. It could be anything at all, even something as small as holding open the door for someone. So why not make everybody feel a little better by saying "thank you"? Here are reasons to thank someone:

1. When someone holds the door open for you.

Like I said it could be small, but it could definitely brighten someone's day! It's a small act of kindness that can make a difference!

2. Your waiter/waitress when they refill your drink (or do something nice like that.)

From personal experience, I know I feel better when a customer thanks me. It tells me I'm doing well at my job and that I am appreciated!

3. When someone gives you a compliment.

When you're rockin' that outfit and someone tells you that you look fabulous, be sure that you acknowledge it! And then continue to strut your stuff!

4. Thank your parents for providing you with literally EVERYTHING.

Your parents, whoever they may be to you, work hard to make sure you have everything you need. So the least you could do is thank them!

5. Thank your professors, coaches, mentors, etc.

We may hate them a lot of the time, but truth is, they push you to be a better student, athlete, or whatever you are to them, so thank them for the help they give you!

6. Thank your siblings.

Yes, your little brother can be very annoying, and your big sister is bossy sometimes, but they are the ones who are by your side all of the time. Plus, you're stuck with them!

7. Thank your grandparents.

Our grandparents are the ones who spoil us when mom and dad don't, so remember to thank them for that ice cream cone!

8. Thank your friends.

I'm always one to send a random "thank you for existing" text to my friends. I know it puts a smile on their face, but I don't do it for that reason. I am genuinely thankful for their existence and I want them to know that!

9. Thank the people who listen.

We all talk about our problems to those who are willing to listen, but how often do we thank them for taking the time to listen to us and give us the advice we need?

10. Thank yourself.

You deserve it the most. You are a strong, wonderful, and hard-working human being that deserves a pat on the back more often than you do. Take the time to thank yourself more often!

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

119 People Reveal How The Pandemic Has Affected Their Love Lives, And Honestly... Relatable

"I haven't been able to get out of the 'talking phase' with anyone."

The reality is, there's no part of life the pandemic hasn't affected. Whether it's your work life, your home life, your social life, or your love life, coronavirus (COVID-19) is wreaking havoc on just about everything — not to mention people's health.

When it comes to romance, in particular, people are all handling things differently and there's no "right way" of making it through, regardless of your relationship status (single, taken, married, divorced, you name it). So, some of Swoon's creators sought out to hear from various individuals on how exactly their love lives have been affected since quarantine began.

Keep Reading... Show less

Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B just dropped the hottest summer single yet. It's called "WAP" and we're going to get into all the intoxicating lyrics.

This song empowers females and their sexuality. These women put the ridiculous music industry female beef to bed, and I mean tucked away in a coma.

Keep Reading... Show less

How To Write Down The Holy Grail Recipe Everyone Begs You To Make

Because everyone has a signature cocktail, cake, or pasta they bring to every potluck.


From back when I used to bring my mom's classic white chocolate chip cookies to preschool on my birthday to now stirring up my signature tequila cocktails at every friends' barbecue, I've always had a couple of standby recipes in my culinary rotation.

Keep Reading... Show less

Meet My Cat: Cheshire, The Stray Turned House Cat Who Lives in Michigan

I never considered myself a cat person, but Chess immediately stole my heart.

Madelyn Darbonne

In 2016, a stray cat gave birth to a litter of three grey kittens on my aunt and uncle's property. I had never considered myself to be much of a cat person, but these furballs immediately stole my heart. I got to watch them grow up until they were old enough to leave their mother's side.

Keep Reading... Show less

How To Binge-Watch A TV Show —And Then Write A Review About It

Writing your favorite and least favorite things about a show could not be more fun.

Photo by Mollie Sivaram on Unsplash

Looking for a new show to binge? Stop scrolling through your options and listen.

Sometimes a good show doesn't come down to the genre or the actors involved, it comes down to the fact that it is simply a GOOD show. If any of these things sound appealing to you, you should definitely watch.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

11 Reasons Why Getting A Cat Is The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Mental Health

Cats may mess up your puzzles but they'll always love you unconditionally — as long as you have some catnip, that is.

Scout Guarino

Alright, everyone, it's time to stop spreading the rumor that all cats are mean, aloof, and hate everyone. Like dogs, each cat has its own personality and tendencies. Some like a lot of attention, some like less — each person has to find the right cat for them. As for me, my cats Bienfu and Reptar have seen me at my worst, but they've also helped pull me out of it. They're a constant in my life and they give me the strength to get through the day in spite of my depression, and there's even scientific evidence to support it!

Keep Reading... Show less

I've been bleaching my hair since I was in seventh grade. Yes, you read that correctly, seventh grade. That's nearly 10 years of maintaining a very light shade of blonde that too-often brings about dryness and brittle strands.

Keep Reading... Show less

Chances are if you're here, you're probably interested in writing an open letter. Yay! We're excited to have you.

Of course, not all open letters are created equal. In fact, there's a recipe to writing one for Odyssey that'll get featured on one of our many verticals. When it comes to Swoon specifically (for those new around here, that's our dating and relationships vertical), we receive dozens of open letters each month, many of which are all very similar.

Keep Reading... Show less

With a new phone comes great responsibility: Do not break it! And the best way to do that is with a case. However, picking a case can be a challenge. No need to fret, I am here to help break down some of the best cases for the new iPhone SE 2020. Honestly, I think it's going to be impossible to choose!

Keep Reading... Show less

To some who have been out of the dating world for a while, it can be hard to get back into the swing of things after being single for some time. So, I asked 26 people what they think is important to know before looking for love again, here's what they had to say.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments