When is the right time to say thank you?

@visavis (5945)
Philippines
March 22, 2011 5:44am CST
Hi there, Saying thank you are very normal to us but usually we heard it after done to you something. right? But in other way like in religious aspect thanking for everything (includes our faith) that's why saying thanks are using at the start like the food to eating. Thanking God for the blessing to take. But other religion thanking using at the end when it was happened or done. To your views when is the right time to say thank you? and Why?
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13 responses
@neildc (17257)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
23 Mar 11
in my opinion, there is no right or wrong time to say thank you. we even say thank you for the illness we have, at least it's you and not your kids. we say thank you for a request we made for a certain thing, even before it was approved. that's all HE is asking from us, to say, THANK YOU LORD! every time, any time. thank you for this discussion. this will mean a lot for this month's payout.
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
23 Mar 11
Meaning we can say thank you Lord and help us here in mylot to reach the amount this month for the payout... LOL it is ok and funny.. see you around my friend you can reach your payout...
@neildc (17257)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
23 Mar 11
hopefully, this month, again, after 6 months.
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
23 Mar 11
why too much longer some other mylotters here monthly reach their payout, your not always active here?
@staria (2782)
• Philippines
23 Mar 11
We usually say thank you when we are offered help or has received help. But talking about being thankful to God, you need to be thankful to him at all times. For the mere fact that you are breathing and still alive. He is the source of life so we have to be thankful for that. Let us thank Him even for the little things, we might not be able to realize that everything is given to us by Him.
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
23 Mar 11
Hello my friend, how you can thank somebody when you offering help for them? You mentioned we should thank God all the TIMES - it means all aspect of our life even failure, trails and sacrifices. Am I right or what? see you around
@staria (2782)
• Philippines
23 Mar 11
Hi, for point 1, I said when we are offered help (not that we are the one offering help). Point 2, yes. Even in trials or adversities we should still thank God. It is hard but yes we should because like what ive said above, the mere fact that we are still alive is a big thing to be thankful for to God.
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
23 Mar 11
ok I got it, thanks and your good answer in point 2 see you around
• China
22 Mar 11
Well,everyone of us know that it is necessary to say thank you at suitable time.However,we needn't always say thank you every time we receive help from others.For example ,when one of our family members has offered help ,we needn't say thank you.What we should keep in mind is that we shall offer our hands when it necessary.
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
22 Mar 11
I just currious about you said we can oofer our hands when it necessary, then your example is member of the family - you mean to say they are not deserve to receive a thank you because they are your family? I just ask your clarification because they are also human that need thank you. Or your thinking not necessary because you think authomatically and they know. But thank you is for everybody right or wrong? see you around
• China
23 Mar 11
There must be some misunderstanding between us.What I said yesterday meant that we don't need always say thank you orally.The more important thing is that we shall keep the gratitude in the deepest part of our mind .I mean ,just saying thanks is sometimes enough.Meanwhile,for the members of our family,there needn't always be oral word "thank you".We shall say "thank you" in the way of ACTIION.
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
23 Mar 11
Ok I got your point, thanks...
@thesids (22448)
• Bhubaneswar, India
22 Mar 11
Hi visavis, If you are really feeling thankful to anything or anyone, there is no such time to say it... Say it anytime you realize and feel. The feeling should be genuine and from the heart
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
22 Mar 11
Yeah I know that we are giving a thanks if you feeling thankful to anyone. But we are giving only to them after we realize it deserve to thank them. Or is it possible to offer thank you to anybody before they done anything to you? Or impossible thank is always after or after the result received... see you around
@thesids (22448)
• Bhubaneswar, India
22 Mar 11
Well, I dont mind saying thank you before an action is done... though some people see it as a negative thing as they feel that it is another way of getting things done - example - if you say - can you pass me that glass of water, thanks. it may mean that you are forcing the other person to pass on that glass of water... but I dont mind and often say that way
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
22 Mar 11
In your example, using thanks at the end is same as "please" which I think not giving any force instead of respect and good manner. It is not big deal, the problem is you used "CAN YOU PASS" meaning commanding the power of thanks has been void. So I think the better if "would you please"... see you around
• Philippines
22 Mar 11
For me, when some had helped me greatly, that's the right time to say thanks. I don't just say thank you to whatever, especially if the help really isn't needed.
@nishant5n (1067)
• India
23 Mar 11
I think when someone is helping even if we do not need the help, then we will/can/must say -- "No, thank you"
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
23 Mar 11
@nishant sometimes your point is necessary and usefull, thanks
@Rtlsnk316 (1197)
• Mexico
23 Mar 11
In a way you are always thanking after something has been given to you. Look at it this way, when you are saying "Thank you" in a religious aspect, you are saying it because something already happened that lead for you to have that plate of food on your table, for you being healthy, etc. You are thanking because "something" happened already, not because you are going to eat, or because you're starting your day early morning. You are thanking because whatever gave you the opportunity to be right here, right now, THAT oportunity was given to you already, that's what you're thanking for. Hope I make myself clear, at least that's my point of view.
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
24 Mar 11
all your point are correct and I agree with you.. thanks see you around
• Philippines
23 Mar 11
For me, there is no exact "right time" for saying thank you. We can say it before or after a meal. We can also say it before or after we receive a favor from other people. What really matters is that we say "thank you" for every things (little or big) that has been said and done to us. For me, I also says thank you for some of the bad things that happens to me (like scolded by my boss for a lousy job) because through that bad things that happened to us, we learn a lot.
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
23 Mar 11
Appreciate your views how many people here in mylot like you, your so good and fantastic, keep it up and say thank you for every thing and assure you no hard things can be overcome to your character.. see you around
• Philippines
23 Mar 11
Well if you receive a good news, good deed or anything good, good grace. That's the time you say thank you
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
23 Mar 11
meaning my friend only for the good and blessing we can say thank you specially to God? How about trials and trouble we cannot say thank you Lord for this because I've learned how to come to you.... what do you think? see you around
@nishant5n (1067)
• India
23 Mar 11
Anytime is right time to say "thank you". It shows that we are obliged and grateful to that person. We should say "thank you" every time when it is possible to say. This will improve our impression to that person. Yes we say "thank you" to God before starting eating because he is the one who has provided this opportunity to eat. We are having food on our table because of his grace and that is why we are thankful to him. We also say "Thank God!" whenever we have been saved from something unwanted like accident, loss, etc. We thank God for preventing us from such an adverse condition.
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
23 Mar 11
I agree with you nishant but the sad to say is some or may be all of us only say thank you for God on the time of blessings aside from that need help is the next time asking to God... see you around
@toyota4k (1212)
• Philippines
22 Mar 11
It' but proper to thank the Lord hour after hour for the life we that remains with us from moment to moment.
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
23 Mar 11
actually for me not really like that hour for hour at least we remember our God in our daily lives, whatever we are doing eating or drinking do it for the glory of God.. see you around
@jaiho2009 (39034)
• Philippines
22 Mar 11
hello friend, Religiously or not,we must be thankful to our Creator always,each time we had the chance to say thanks. Some people only knows how to say thanks you to our Lord when they receives blessings,on their birthdays,occasion etc,but forget to say thanks everyday of their lives. The most sad part is,people blame God sometimes when things went wrong in their lives. But they never blame God when they are receiving a lot of blessings... i just wonder if one person ever say "dear GOD please stop showering me with blessings please,i already have enough money..please blessings to other people" ....do you know one?
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
23 Mar 11
Actually never hear or known anyone prayer like that only I heard Lord thank you for the blessing and teach me how to take care of it.. If the prayer is like that as you said it is better and good for us - praying for the others... thanks for your sharing see you around
@yopyyop (188)
• Romania
22 Mar 11
i am used to say thank you every time I receive a help. it doesn't matter if it is a big help or just a small one. It makes me feel good and I am sure that it helps the other ones also. So saying thank you is a think you should do every time you have the chance.
@visavis (5945)
• Philippines
22 Mar 11
Ok in a christian way before starting eating they usually say a prayer of thanksgiving, but not yet received or not yet eat the food still in the table but in other religion what they do eat first and after they received or eat the food its time to say thank you - which is better way before we start or after we received? see you around
@didi13 (2927)
• Romania
7 Jun 11
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