Thank You, Thank You. And Now For My Next Number…

19May12

Good responses to yesterday’s question! Thanks to everyone who took the time to answer:

Who was the last person you said “Thank You” to today?

I got quite a mix of answers; I guess it really depended on what you happened to be doing right before you decided to answer my question. A lot of people mentioned it was somebody they were speaking to out in the world of retail, whether it was a server, a cashier or a salesperson. As someone who worked in retail for many years, believe me, it’s greatly appreciated when someone takes the time to just say thank you to you. Sadly, it’s not something you hear very often when you’re working in a store, restaurant, bar or in any type of service industry. Many people just seem to take it for granted that you are there to do as they ask and nothing more, it really doesn’t matter how hard you are working to try to please them because that’s your job. I always try to make sure I thank whoever it is that is there, whether it’s a cashier, a waitress, bartender or whoever. some people look honestly surprised when you say thanks to them because they hardly ever hear it. It’s nice to know that i still deal with people who are thoughtful and have manners.

So why do so many people forget to say it? I think a lot of people just assume that you know they are grateful for whatever the reason may be and don’t bother to say it. Then there are others who I guess just don’t care whether they say it or not; they feel they are entitled to whatever it is and life doesn’t go much beyond that. It’s kind of sad when you think about it. Something so simple and easy to say to someone and it just gets swept under the rug.

So I think that’s something that should change and everyone should tell somebody every day thanks for something that maybe you take for granted. And it doesn’t have to be said for something that just occurred. It could be for something that happened to you 30 years ago. I know there are people in my life who I probably should have gone back to and said thank you for a lot of things, and for one reason or another I never did. You always take for granted that it’s understood or that you’ll have more time in life to get to those things, but unfortunately that’s not always true. There are too many people I can think of that I’ll never see again that I never got to thank for a lot of things. People who had a profound influence on my life and may never have known it all. That’s something I truly regret and now it can’t be fixed. Since I have been given a second chance at life (at least that is how I look at it) I want to try to change that and tell people who deserve to know that they have had an effect on me.

yesterday, the last person I said thank you to was Sean for helping me pick up a few things in the living room, but I also said thank you to him yesterday for being the good person that he is. I heard nothing but good things at his IEP from all his teachers and therapists about how hard he works, but also about how friendly and courteous he is and is always willing to help other kids. it made me so happy to hear that I did say thank you to him for making me so proud to be his parent. I also took the time to send a note to his vision therapist who he has worked with for 4 years now and I thanked her for all the hard work she has put in to help him, working with him in school and coming to meet before school even starts so they can work on things. She truly has been a godsend, so I had to thank her for all her efforts and kindness.

I think everyone should take a little time and try to get in touch with someone and say thank you for all they have done for you. So if you get a little note from me sometime soon, it’s just because I wanted to take a minute to say thanks for all that you have done for me. And feel free to do the same to somebody who perhaps you haven’t thanked. Pick up the phone, write a note or an email. Or the next time someone is really helpful to you in the store, or a restaurant or on the phone or wherever, just saying thanks can make their day. And probably yours too.

Now on to today’s question. Michelle and Sean went to the movies tonight (it’s their date night, they haven’t had a chance to do that in a while) so I was trying to think of a fun question for tonight. Let’s try this one:

What is your go-to karaoke song?

I know a lot of you karaoke, so don’t be shy! Even if you don’t you can still answer with the one song you think you could belt out at the karaoke night or with one of the many video games you can sing along with. even if it’s something you just sing when you are alone, that’s okay too. Think about it and let me know. You can answer on here, on Facebook or on Twitter. I’ll also ask some people on Twitter and see if they respond. Thank you by the way to Michelle Branch and Colin Hanks for answering yesterday’s question. I’ll post my answer on here tomorrow.

Okay, that’s all for now. A big thank you to everyone who takes the time to read and follow along with this blog. I  am having a lot of fun doing it. if you ever have anything you would like to add to the blog, just contact me and let me know, I’ll be glad to share whatever you have to offer. Have a great night and don’t forget to do something creative today!

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One Response to “Thank You, Thank You. And Now For My Next Number…”

  1. 1 MikeG

    donald_faison Donald Faison
    “@IguanaFlats: @donald_faison What is your go-to karaoke song?” B.B.D.’s Poison… People seem to get a kick out of it.


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