Two Incredibly Powerful Words
As Mother Teresa said, "Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless."
Thank you...two incredibly powerful words:
...if you say them from the heart, and
...if you put 100% of your focus on the other person.
Offering a sincere and heart-felt thank you to a colleague, a friend, a family member, or the stranger who retrieves your runaway hat is a positive connection moment that leaves both of you feeling uplifted. You for giving, the other for feeling valued.
It's also an irretrievably lost connection moment if you make the thanks about you instead of what they did. You know, the back-handed tribute that sounds like praise for us but is really a self-accolade in clever disguise.
Have you told someone thanks today...and really meant it?
Have you told someone thanks today...and really complimented yourself?
Which kind of thanks would you like to receive today?