From a young age we are taught to say “please” and “thank you.” This is ingrained into us, but somewhere along the way we start to get comfortable and our manners fall to the wayside.
Last night I was talking to Nick before bed and I thanked him for being my husband, then it hit me. I do NOT say the words “thank you” to him often enough. Why is this? I always just assume it goes without saying that he knows I am thankful for him and the things he does for me and our family. Does that excuse me from minding my manners? Absolutely not. Would you not thank your Barista for making your coffee because you just assume they know you’re thankful? Hopefully not!
We need to take the time to start treating our loved ones and friends the way we treat strangers. It is so easy to get caught up in the daily grind, get stuck in your routine and just assume things go without saying. It is also SO easy to take a second to thank the people who helped to get you where you are, and who are continuously supporting you along the way.
Even if your husband is 1,000 kilometers away and unable to physically help you through the day, thank him for listening to you. Thank your children for being yours. Thank your parents for everything they did for you growing up. Go, do it now! Say thank you to someone you love today. Do it unexpectedly. Brighten their day.