'Tis the season of leafless trees, turkey, dressing, and blessings! With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we think a lot about being thankful. And saying thank-you. But what if we could say "thank you" more often? I'm not referring to being thankful all year long (although that is most definitely something important to take to heart). Rather, I'm talking about saying "thank you" more often than saying "sorry".
Do you ever feel like a Canadian? (No offense to my fellow Canadians-- let me rephrase that:) Do you ever feel like you start or end every sentence with "sorry"? Like you emit micro-apologies with every move you make?
Now don't get me wrong, we should definitely give an apology where an apology is due, but I'm referring to those instances where you feel like you're always apologizing for the little things. Bumping into people, shining too bright, speaking your mind, and replying to other's situations.
Yao Xiao says it best with comic panels from an ongoing series called Baopu, which contains a multitude of quirky, relatable comics regarding everyday life endeavors. In this comic, she gives great examples regarding when saying "thank you" is better (and more beneficial!) for both parties that speak for themselves:
The next time you turn to apologize, think about what you're apologizing for. You may find that you can substitute in a warmer, heartfelt "thank you" instead.
That being said,
sorry for the long post thank you for reading (: