As a society, I don’t think we say thank you enough. That’s not to say everybody is like that, rather some people.
It’s kind of funny, in a way.
I work in two school districts and with my job, I see a lot of different people. The ages can range from pre-kindergarten, all the way up to those on the cusp of retiring. I will say that most people in the schools are polite and courteous. Not all, though. You have your kids who just think they are above such things. Oftentimes, it’s a reflection of parents.
I do, however, have some hope for the future.
And we need hope with how things are these days.
I’ve seen more and more people be more thankful for where we are. While true that we aren’t back to normal, we are getting there – slowly. And when kids and staff are in the actual buildings and going to school, I think you can feel there’s something good there.
I hope, anyway.
When you hold a door open for kids and they acknowledge it with a thank you, that’s a good thing. Maybe there’s hope yet.
But now take a step back and ask yourself how you respond to situations. How often do you say thank you?I’d like to think that I am on top of that quite a bit. My parents taught me well.
If somebody does something for you – no matter how big or small – thank them. A small gesture like that can make a person’s day. It’s a crazy world we are in, that’s for sure. So maybe we should do our best to brighten it.
I don’t believe in resolutions at the beginning of each year. The reality is, if you do that, you are just going to find a way to break them.
I mean, how many people swear they will go to the gym more, eat better, and lose weight?
I like to try and set goals. My goals, though, aren’t just for the said year. They are usually things I’d like to improve on in life and beyond just a year. And yes, that includes losing weight.
This year, my goal was to be more happy. That started last year when I got Harper. To be fair, it took a long time for me to feel happy with her, but it’s coming out of me.
Happy, though, isn’t just based on one thing. My goal is to improve life overall. That can be going for walks with Harper, exploring new places, going to a baseball game, brewing a beer, going geocaching, binge watching a series on Netflix, building some new DIY item, or countless other things.
Basically, I want life to become a bit more simple.
This challenge, so far, has made me realize how much I enjoy blogging. A few years ago, I blogged every single day. It didn’t make me happy … it burned me out and my blog suffered in the years to follow.
But there’s a happy medium to all of that. No, I won’t continue to blog every single weekday once January ends, but I have been writing down ideas and thoughts. I want to do more of it again as it makes me smile. And I want to visit other people’s blogs as well. I miss doing that more.
I also find when you are happy, you are more grounded and thankful.
That often leads to many more thank yous.
Thank you all for reading and following along. Let’s make life happy!
This post is part of the 2022 20 Days of Chill Writing Challenge hosted by A ‘lil HooHaa. Please check out the links (intro I themes) if you’d like to see the setup and themes! You don’t have to do every theme if you don’t want to! And for those participating, take a moment and check out the other participants!
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Love this post!
I want to take this opportunity to THANK YOU for hosting this challenge!
While it obviously takes a lot of effort to write every day (especially considering I’m doing another challenge at the same time), it’s a lot of fun, and it makes me happy, too.
In my day job in the IT industry I make it my goal to have a laugh with everyone who calls. Sometimes users are stressed out because they can’t log on or receive e-mail, etc., but I mostly still succeed. I like to think they hang up the phone with a smile on their face.
Mrs GeoK / Denise says
I second the BIG THANKS – for this challenge and for the PBC. These blogging challenges really help keep me motivated to create and publish, and in these COVID times, I think I’d otherwise be all too likely to just allow time to flow by.
As for your comment about expressing thanks being at least partly a reflection of the parents, as a parent of two young adults, I find it interesting that one quite consistently expresses appreciation and the other not so much. I do my best to set a good example when it comes to saying “thank you” and I sure appreciate being on the receiving end when someone expresses gratitude.
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