From the earliest of ages, we teach our children to say “thank you” when someone does something nice for them. This is undoubtedly important, as it teaches respect, gratitude and appreciation. But what if we also taught them to try and “hear” thank you each day?
When we hear “thank you” it means that we or someone else nearby has done someone an act of kindness. They have stopped what they are doing and held the door, offered a “god bless you,” bought someone a cup of coffee, or a million countless other gestures, big or small. How many times will you hear “thank you” today? Five, ten, twenty? Thank you’s are a direct reflection of the amount of good we see and put into the world around us.
Listen closely today. I imagine the more you hear, the better the world and your day will be. Oh, and thank you for taking the time to read this and engaging in Moving Up. See you’re at one already.