Recently a video appeared showing Cameron Dietrich, a diver, helping a Sea Turtle get free from a fishing line. The turtle immediately swam away once freed. Moments later the turtle returned as if to say thank you to the diver that helped him.
It made me start wondering: why aren't we as good at saying thanks as that sea turtle?
My guess is that we have many good reasons why we don't say thank you as regularly as we could: "I don't have the time", "I don't know when to say thanks", "I don't know how to say thanks", and so on.
Here are some ideas to help you understand more about thanking people:
"Why is it important to say thank you?
There are four big reasons to say thanks:
Who should you say thank you to:
What to say:
The folks at The Thank You People website has an awesome list of words you can use to say thanks—and many thanks to them for this helpful information:
Here are a few of their tips:
When to say it:
And of course, thank YOU for reading this. If you have other great ideas around saying thank you, let me know.