How often you say "Thank You"?

Philippines
September 5, 2009 6:37am CST
I was brought up and taught the importance of saying of saying " thank you" whenever someone do me a favor. But there are times when I'm in hurry or I'm in a bad mood and completely ignore showing this little act of gratitude. I really felt regretful most of the times. But it's just that I can't help it.LOL How about you, how often you say "thank you"? Does saying "thank you" matters to you? Have a great weekends everyone!
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@aprces (1082)
• China
5 Sep 09
Although there is only two simple words,but it's not very easy for anybody to speak out when they accept some favors.It's not a habit problem but experiences from childhood.It depends on many different elements such as growth environment,parenting,home education even some what food you usually eat...................etc. I know people usually don't like someone who never say a "Thank You",they enjoy hearing this wave of sound.But sometimes "Thank You" is not only on your mouth,it needs action too.Anyway,keep saying "Thank You" will make you become a popular person,Yeah?
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• Philippines
6 Sep 09
Yeah, I agree with you. There's so many factors that shaped the person on his/her behavior towards being grateful. But foremost it start in home,if parents taught and explained their children the reason why to always say "thank you" and put it into practiced. Then certainly their children will make it habit of saying "thank you". Saying 'thank you" is showing humility and gratefulness for what the person have done to you. Yeah, it will also make you famous, because only humble people would be truly admired.
@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
6 Sep 09
Well I have to put my two cents worth in here, I don't agree using the words 'thank you' is either humbling or a popularity contest, it is just a natural thing to do. How ignorant does the person look who can't break away from their conversation for a moment to say 'thank you' to the person bringing their coffee in the cafenion, as an example. I think the person who ignores this act makes themselves look shifty and deserves to be kept waiting longer than usual to receive their next coffee. Thus the coffee wielding person would also thank you for coming to their cafenion and kiss one goodbye and express the wish that you come again, are they looking for popularity, of course not, they enjoy the mutual gossipping, and are genuinely happy to see certain friends.
@vannice95 (121)
• Philippines
5 Sep 09
I say thankyou everytime someone does me a favor or gives me something. It is really important because we should be grateful to God for what we have that comes from Him, and so that He would bless us more! Even when we are in a hurry or in a bad mood, we should not forget to say "thank you" at all times!
• Philippines
6 Sep 09
Yeah, you're right,no matter what state of emotion we are we should not forget to say 'thank you". Most especially to God, He deserves our gratefulness. Thanks for sharing with us and enjoy your weekends!
@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
5 Sep 09
Hi careguardn, I automatically always say thank you, there is always enough time for that, and I also get annoyed with people who don't do this. My son has also been brought up to always say thank you. On one occassion I returned several of the local boys back to the village after a football game and one had asked for a lift, he wasn't part of the arrangment between parents that we have. He failed to say thank you at the other end but I was proud of the other boys who told him he was rude and to return and say thank you. In this culture the word thank you is always returned with either the words for 'you're welcome' or the lovely 'teepota' which means it's nothing.
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• Philippines
6 Sep 09
It's good that you thought your son the act of showing gratitude, so that virtue, would always remained and passed to other generation. Because of what I experienced nowadays most of young ones were not really practicing that kind of virtue. And it's sad to know that some parents forgot to teach their children the importance of it. Thanks for sharing with us and enjoy your weekends!
@Preciousgem (1184)
• Philippines
6 Sep 09
I always say thank you, whenever i receive some gifts, and compliments to other people, and when people go to our home, and it is the most famous word all over the world.
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@andy77e (5161)
• United States
7 Sep 09
Every time I can. I realized everyone likes to be thanked for what they do, even if it's a very minor thing. Who am I to deny them that? Do good to those who deserve it, when ever it is in your power to do. Cheers.
• Philippines
7 Sep 09
Each day we have given an opportunity to do good, even by simple "thank you". And it's up to us, to waste or used the time that's given to us. Yeah, we all want's to be thanks for it makes us feel good inside. Thanks for sharing with us and have a happy weekends!
@andy77e (5161)
• United States
7 Sep 09
thanks! :d ^_^
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
6 Sep 09
I always say thank you whenever it's appropriate. Is costs nothing. It annoys me when people don't thank others.
• Philippines
6 Sep 09
It sometimes makes me upset when people don't appreciate what I did to them. Most of the time I console myself and thought that maybe the person never taught how to be grateful. Just to make myself okay. Anyways thanks for sharing with us and have a great weekends!
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
6 Sep 09
It's something I learned from my parents, and passed down to my kida, and am greatful my grandchildren have also been taught.
@rg0205 (2638)
• Hong Kong
5 Sep 09
I was brought up in a very conservative family. My mom would shoot dirty looks if I ever failed to say "please" or "thank you"...so on... It comes naturally to me these days so I say it whenever someone does something for me, even in restaurants, shops, etc. People say I'm too polite or too nice but I think sometimes a simple "thank you" doesn't take much effort. It can also brighten someone's day. It does work for me, especially when I'm down. I used to work in a coffee shop when I was a teenager and sometimes, a simple thank you would make me smile because most people don't know how to say that. I admit that I've been guilty of forgetting at one point or another but not done deliberately though. Now I'm an adult, my Mom's way of raising me did stick. Today, I often get comments by my associates/ colleagues that I'm a well mannered person which I find nice and flattering. Good manners matter to me. In fact, one of my biggest peeves is rudeness and rude people.
• Philippines
6 Sep 09
Now, you proves that home plays the major role in shaping values and character of a person. And parents should be blamed if their children don't know how to say "thank you"LOL You've been such a good example to all the people that you've met and most especially to you colleagues. You impart a gift of gratitude in their life. Thanks for sharing with us and enjoy your weekends!
@rg0205 (2638)
• Hong Kong
6 Sep 09
Oh, thanks for the response. I wasn't quite expecting it but thanks. Yes, I can be living proof of how parents shape their children. Your kind words are greatly appreciated. Happy weekend.
@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
6 Sep 09
As often as I have the opportunity. Besides thank you is a form of respect and teaching my children respect is very important to me. So when I ask them to do something for me and they do it. I tell them thank you. To show them that I appreciate their cooperation and willingness to do what was asked of them. I usually try to examine my attitude on a daily basis as well to ensure that I haven't gotten is such a mood when I wouldn't be polite to them or my spouse for that matter. But to answer your discussion's original question, at least once a day, if not more.
• Philippines
7 Sep 09
You're doing a great job as parent. Because you taught your children how to be appreciative. It's simple values yet it's very important for the children good upbringing. Anyways thanks for sharing with us and have a great weekends!
6 Sep 09
When I am working I say thank you alot as I work as a Cashier so I have to be polite and courteous. Out of work I will say thank you when I feel it is appropriate such as someone holding the door for me, when I have been served in a shop/supermarket etc. It does matter to me as it shows that you have manners and are grateful. There are a lot of customers who don't even say hi let alone thank you. These customers do annoy me and make me feel like they haven't got time or the effort to say a few words to make my day happier. I enjoy chatting to customers but when they don't mutter one word to me I do wonder what the point is in me being nice to them!!?? It does seem pointless at times.
• Philippines
7 Sep 09
It's always hard sometimes to deal people who are less sensitive. Or simply don't know how to be grateful and appreciative for what other people do them. But I guess it's much better to simply understand them, because they're not taught to behave that way or perhaps they'd enough bad experienced in life. That's why its hard for them to be good and kind. Anyways thanks for sharing with us and enjoy your day!
@janebeth (2033)
• Philippines
6 Sep 09
hi care, i was taught also by my parents on how important to always say tahnk you.. i always say thank you to anyone or just pure stranger.. even if saying please is taught also by them.. and upto now, i always make sure than i can't miss to say that word.. i hope parents also will teach their kids on how important it is.. janebeth.
• Philippines
6 Sep 09
Yeah, janebeth it's very important for parents to teach their children to expressed gratefulness even in small things. To show appreciation and be sensitive to other people. Children should know how to be thankful to people and life. Anyways thanks for sharing with us and have a happy weekends!
@marctiu (830)
• Philippines
6 Sep 09
I was thought to say thank you all the time when a person did something for me or a person gives me something. I learn how to say thank you and I still remember to say it no matter what my mood is. I can't help it, I think it is just in me already. No matter how mad and angry I am I can still say thank you. In your case don't let emotion get in to you. A simple thank you can make a person really happy. Whenever someone thanked me I really feel appreciated. I would like to do a favor to that person again and again without expecting any rewards at the end, but a simple thank you. I believe it sounds crazy, but that what I do for my fellow friends. Be mindful whenever someone do you a favor. Don't forget to say thanks. Have a nice day.
• Philippines
6 Sep 09
You're right marctiu, I should learned to hold on my emotions. I should be more generous of saying these words. I think with much effort I could insist it into my system. There's so many people that we encounter each day who deserve to hear the word "thank you". Anyways thanks for sharing with us and have a great weekends!
@MrZenic (81)
• Singapore
6 Sep 09
How often? I try to say thank you everytime there is an oppurtunity to. Its a simple way to cheer up someone's day yea. Saying thank you can be easy but at times, we are blinded by other things, like you said, when we are in a bad mood or in a hurry. Doest it matter to me? Well i dont really care if a person says it or not, but it does affect the image of the person in my opinion.
• Philippines
6 Sep 09
Being thankful would surely affect your personality and how people would treat you. Polite and courteous people would be treated with respect and kindness. As the golden rule says "what you do unto others will be do unto you". Anyways thanks for sharing with us and have a great weekends!
@sunny5u (2072)
• India
5 Sep 09
Hi, i say "thank you" if some of my things fell down then if someone pick it up and give it to me then i will say thank you. But mostly if my dear ones help me in one or the other matter then i never say thanks to them. Because they know about me. I will save them in or the other when they are in help. But if a person whom i don't know helps me then i will say "thank you" to them.
• Philippines
6 Sep 09
Me as well tend to dismiss the thought of saying "thank you" to my love ones. And it's not a good habit, because even though they know me, but still they deserved it, even more since most of the time they're the one who always helped me. Anyways thanks for sharing with us and enjoy your weekends!
@MrKennedy (1993)
5 Sep 09
My parents constantly taught me the importance of being polite and respectful whilst growing up. Isn't it amazing how saying "Thank You" costs nothing, yet can gain the admiration of your peers much easier than if you were less polite? In fact, I believe my problem is saying Thank You too much, because I can tend to repeat this word rather frequently at certain times. ~Mr. Kennedy~
• Philippines
6 Sep 09
Yeah, Mr kennedy saying "thank you" cost nothing yet you gain admiration by people. Because you show them humility and gratefulness. Thanks for sharing with us and have a great weekends!
@omiami (412)
• Malta
5 Sep 09
"thank you" is one of the phrases which I say most in a day actually. I say often at home and often at work since I deal with people. Actually to me this word matters a lot because you are being grateful to someone who in a way helped you even for a small thing. Im happy when someone thanks me. It shows signs of appreciation. And it should be said from the heart of course. For me it comes out as any other normal word since i say it quiet often but sometimes you find people that arent used to say it. Well it doesnt mean that they dont appreciate, but it sort of depends on characters sometimes. However, I agree that we should say it more often!!
• Philippines
6 Sep 09
Yeah, we should make it as a habit. Because there's so many things that we should be grateful in life. And we should learned to practiced in by those people around us that in small way do us favor. When we're grateful in small things later in life we'll appreciate more for what we have. Anyways thanks for sharing with us and enjoy your weekends!
@hotsummer (10523)
• Philippines
5 Sep 09
i do say it when it needs to be said. but i don't just say it for not good reason. like here in mylot i don't say thank you for each post or reply on the responses on my discussion. but say i ask someone a question or ask for guidance on which road to take and etc. i do say thank you at the end of the conversation to be polite and show my appreciation.
• Philippines
6 Sep 09
Well, here in mylot I used to say "thanks" in every response to my discussions. Because you do me a favor, by taking your time and sharing your thoughts with me and I really appreciate it. So whatever response I received still I felt like I owe you a "thank you" and I mean it. Have a happy weekends!
@killersss (638)
• India
5 Sep 09
i have this habit of saying thank you to everyone i get help from or from whom i get to do some work or any kind of help. i just say thank you as a gift lol :D but when i am angry at something or when i am not in a mood i don't even know the meaning of thank you :) well, that's a good habit if you say thank you to the one's who do you a favor. that's called manner's. in a day i think i say thank you on an average about 3-4 times.
• Philippines
6 Sep 09
Yeah, it's hard to say 'thank you" when you're in a bad mood. And I think it's much better when you say and mean it. But still making it as a habit is good thing. Most the of times I'd able to say 'thank you" when I'm on shopping and dining outside. Anyways thanks for sharing with us and have a great weekends!
• Malaysia
5 Sep 09
I say thank you whenever i feel i need to thanks somebody.Even it was a small favour,or when im in hurry..i will still say thank you to others. It seems like a habit to me.My brother was just like you,he will not thank anybody if he was not in the mood or badmood,or in hurry.Never mind, sometimes we just have to understand someones in that kind of situation .
• Philippines
6 Sep 09
Yeah, but still It's not enough reason not to be grateful. That's why I always felt guilty.LOL Good that you'd able to say "thank you" all the time. Keep it up! Thanks for sharing with us and enjoy your weekends!
@grace118224 (1040)
• China
5 Sep 09
Same to you that whenever someone does me a favor i would say "thank you" . It's a kind of habit . Interesting that i don't realize whether i say or not when i'm in a good mood or in a hurry. However i seldom say any thanks to my hubby or any other family members . Should we also say "thank you" to them ? If we say "thank you "to them does it mean that we become strangers ?
• Philippines
6 Sep 09
Good that you make it as a habit. Since most of people don't really put a value on it. You should also say "thank you" to your hubby or any family members. And it doesn't make you a stranger. It only makes you a good person, and you give them a good example as well. There's no exemption on saying "thank you". Thanks for sharing with us and have a great weekends!
• Philippines
7 Jan 12
Hi careguarden! Saying "thank you" may seem simple, but giving really heartfelt thanks can be complicated. Many people forget to say thank you nowadays. It's sad but this is reality. In my case, I appreciate people who knows how to say Thank You. I personally, do not forget to say Thank You when applicable.