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This post has been inspired by Fat Mum Slim’s September Photo a Day challenge x
I am a bit confused. I don’t know if it’s ‘thankyou’ as one word or if the correct term is ‘thank you’ with two words. Either way, after much deliberation, I have decided that my favourite phrase is ‘thank you’, anyhow. I like saying it to people, to show my gratitude, and it always feels absolutely amazeballs to receive it.
I always turn to ‘thank you’ when life feels a bit shitty, because I try to remember what good there is to celebrate. It helps me to keep perspective. I like to be in the moment, feeling the ‘thank you’s when life is awesome too.
I love hearing a huge, heartfelt ‘thank you’ from the Little Mister, for something as simple as fetching him a snack or helping him put his shoes on. It kind of almost makes up for all the whining, “Need a snack! Need a snack! Need a snack! Need a snack! PLEASE!” or the running away from me the ten million other times I try to help put his shoes on. I especially love hearing him say it to other people. It means I might actually be teaching him something! Yay! I’m a big fan of good manners. What a nerd haha.
I don’t even need to go on about how much a stay at home mum likes to hear ‘thank you’ from her husband!!! Amen, sisters!
I try to say ‘thank you’ as much as possible. Sometimes I get a little OTT and can’t stop saying it (how embarrassment), but when I’m grateful for someone’s help, I really really really want them to know that they’ve been wonderful. That whatever it is they do, it makes a difference. Having worked in customer service during my student days, I know what it’s like to not receive any thanks after busting your butt to help someone, so I try to be a good customer. If you provide me with great customer service (something that tends to be lacking a bit these days), then I will shout it to the rooftops (and my friends and family).
Here are this morning’s thank you notes:
Thank you Mr Unprepared for letting me sleep in today. Sure, the Little Mister was a bit loud and then the dog barked, but it’s the thought that really counts and I appreciate it.
Thank you Last Night’s Kez for putting the meat for tonight’s dinner in the fridge to defrost in time. I love when you remember to do that!
Thank you New Bloggy Followers for joining me via WordPress and Facebook recently. I really really love having you around and I’m grateful that you found me somehow and that it means you might enjoy some of the stuff I write/post. It’s a really nice feeling 🙂
Thank you Little Mister for your dance moves. You make me laugh and laughing is good.
Thank you sunshine, for returning after a weirdly stormy yesterday.
What/who are you going to thank today and why? x
PS. My second and third favourite words are ‘kerfuffle’ and ‘brouhaha’.