Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Thank You

THANK YOU. These are two words that a receiver can convey his gratitude to the giver. It doesn't take two seconds to utter these words. It's not even phonetically difficult. But why is it that some people take these for granted? Why is it, like the word SORRY, so hard to get out of the receiver's mouth?

Do these receivers not realize that two simple words can make the giver deliriously happy? That the time, energy, and effort spent to provide this and that were not done in vain? That the giver does not care if no material gratification is received? That what giver cares is an acknowledgment of the sacrifice no matter how small it was.

Is it really that hard?

The giver does not understand. The giver shows his appreciation all the time. The giver says THANK YOU to the guard who opens the door for him. To the lady who prepares his lunch. To the woman who does his laundry. To the cashier who hands him his change. To the baggage boy who bags his groceries. To the woman who expertly massages his body each month.

THANK YOU is a phrase the giver uses more than once in a day. The giver believes the phrase can never be overused. It must be spoken to those who deserve to hear it.

20 comments:

atticus said...

thank you. i use these two words a lot of times in a day.

engel said...

i don't want to rant about ungrateful people.

good thing my parents taught me good manners. =)

wait said...

...thankful for the simple pleasures of life.

Abou said...

i always say this words. nothing to lose. --thank you

Raft3r said...

first sentence palang naisip ko na agad yun "i'm sorry" na linya
it's harder to say kasi pride is at stake
alam mo naman ang tao
ayaw umamin kung nagkakamali sila
isa ako don
hehe

The Scud said...

atticus, dapat kasi magpasalamat. hwg maging ungrateful. :D

The Scud said...

engel, i can't help it. last week ko pa gusto mag-rant about a personal experience.

The Scud said...

wait, we should...

The Scud said...

abou, nothing to lose but everything to gain. :D

The Scud said...

raft3r, haha. mabilis ako mag-sorry. pero pag alam ko na tama ako you can't make me say the word. hehe.

Andy said...

Mas nababanas ako sa mga taong hindi marunong magsabi ng "sorry." Bad trip yung sa mga mall o kaya sa MRT, babanggain ka na tapos hindi man lang mag-a-apologize. Kainis, sarap sikmurahan. Ehehe.

atticus said...

scud, hamo na. maraming ganyan. don't let it get you down. isang magandang movie lang ang katapat niyan.

Random Student said...

It's nice kapag natural na for us to say thank you. Lately I've been practicing to say Welcome.

Lawstude said...

ang sarap kayang pakingan nun. at ang gaan pang sabihin. Thank You!!!

The Scud said...

andy, may mga tao na sadyang ganyan. that's just how the world works. :(

The Scud said...

atticus, nakapanood na ako ng magandang pelikula. hehe. hope you're ok na.

The Scud said...

random student, sa email lang ako nag wewelcome. sa public place hindi na.

The Scud said...

lawstude, thank you makes the world a better place. hehe.

Sonia said...

Mmm..short and good, but heavy with lessons. Great post C, and thank you. as well. :-)

len said...

There are people who find it difficult to say those two words and these are the same people I wouldn't want to help the next time around.hehehe

And thank you for the literary comfort. Naks! ;p