There are many situations in life where we have to
show gratitude and thank you is the best
word to express your gratitude to others. We know that gratitude is the key to
success but how often we show gratitude to others, how many times we really
mean ‘thank you’? Thank you can solve
any problem; you can say it in any situation. But sometimes we say so many different
things except ‘thank you’ but the most suitable answer should be thank you.
Here are the situations when you should say thank you instead of saying something else-
1- When someone gives you advice
It happens sometimes that we don’t
need advice but some people think that their advice is very helpful to you. But
sometimes it is annoying and unnecessary. Rather than saying something rude or
impolite just say thank you for your advice.
Thank them for their concern for you.
2- When someone praises you
It is natural reaction to say thank
you for the compliment. But sometimes unintentionally we say something else
that devalues his/her compliment. Think of
a situation- when your friend says ‘it is a beautiful dress, you are looking
beautiful’ and in reply, we say ‘no it’s not new, just got the chance to wear it
today.’ We think that saying thank you would sound arrogant but say thank you is always good.
3- When you are late for workplace
you are a punctual person but sometimes due to any reason you get late for a meeting, you let yourself down, your boss down
and your company down. Instead of saying sorry and explaining why you are late
just say thank you for waiting. It shows your positive attitude and it also
shows that you really value their time.
4- When you get feedback
Whenever we receive feedback for
something, most of the time we take it in a negative
way. Feedbacks are useful because it helps you to improve your mistakes
and to get to know what your mistakes were.
Instead of taking it in wrong way or instead of explaining yourself on a
negative comment, just say ‘thank you for
your honest response.’
5- When you comfort someone
Sometimes it happens that your friend
comes to you with some bad news and
expects comfort and guidance from you. In general,
we say ‘I am sorry for your loss’ or ‘I am sorry that it happened to you’ but
rather than saying this say ‘thank you for sharing this with me, I am with
you.’ Show them that you are thankful for their trust in you and you are there
You should say thank you as many times as you can.
Show them you appreciate their help, love,