Thank you’s are easy but not readily thought about. They come from a place of deep gratitude.
We need to take ourselves outside of the situation and observe what happened. “Did this one person go out of their way to help another person?”, “Did they offer up their time in a generous way”?
We may not be able to give them much in return but an acknowledgment that they are heard can be powerful for the relationship and their future giving to others.
Thank you’s can be delivered in many ways; a handwritten letter, an email, a phone call, a text message, or maybe a handshake and smile accompanied by some generous words of thanks.
The delivery method is not as important as the act itself.
Someone went out of their way to be generous with their time and expertise.
Considering how much we reciprocated that generosity through our own actions can be a valuable exercise to improve relationships for the long haul.