Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Empty Thank Yous

Hello Everyone! Yea, it is inconsistent me. After all the GI problems and having a worse than ever asthma attack I just have not been up to blogging. I felt like someone was squeezing my lungs or like a billboard sign says like a fish out of water. My doctor sent me my favorite drug, Prednisone and I am able to breathe again. 

I had a nice Thanksgiving with my Hubby's family.

I had started a different version of a Thanksgiving post but it lacked something. My brain couldn't spit out the word I needed. So the post stayed in my draft. A few days later I was having a conversation with Hubby and unknowingly he gave me the word! Here's the post.

It's Thanksgiving Week. Many of us think about what we are thankful for. Family. Friends. Love. God. Job. There are many things to be thankful for.

I have a question for you to think about. How many times have you said thank you automatically, sorta like an empty thank you. You say it but are you really thankful or just saying it because it is courteous?

Being courteous is great and saying thank you is a given but we should really feel it in our heart.

I hope you are understanding where I am attempting to convey.

I want to believe that each thank you I spill out of mouth is a genuine thank you.

I don't know how other couples work but MyHubby and I say thank you often.

He thanks me for cooking dinner. and washing his clothes.  I thank him for picking up things I drop.  I thank him for bringing me a Dr Pepper from Sonic. I thank him for putting up with me and my illnesses.

When he does the little things like picking up things I drop, tying my shoes when they unlace and there is no where for me to sit to tie them,  brings dinner after work etc., I say a heartfelt thank you each time. Yes, he is my husband and he should be there. But i want to let him feel appreciated hence I say thank you.

I sometimes even tell him thank you for loving me.

I genuinely appreciate everything he does. I've talked to some couples and they say they don't thank each other because its a given.  Some even say things like chores are not to be thankful for because it is part of married life. When they say that I think, how sad.

I am so thankful when BabyGirl takes 1-2 hours out of her life to have a meal with me. My heart absolutely warms and smiles when I see her. I thank her for taking that time to be with me. When I hug her while thanking her I hope she feels that appreciation.

I do appreciate others helping me and thank them wholeheartedly. Whether it be someone opening the door at a grocery store for me or offering help to get something off the top shelf.

The other day I was at the grocery store and was putting them in the trunk of my car. A nice old man saw me semi struggling with a heavy bag.  It was one of my major teeter totter days so I was figuring it out in my head as I was maneuvering it. He came up to me out of nowhere, politely took it out of my hand and said, "Let me get that for you." He eliminated one step and saved some of my energy because I had to go home and lug it up the steps. I sincerely said thank you and he didn't know how much he helped me. He smiled and said your welcome and went along his way

Since I am on the subject of being showing appreciation I want to say THANK You to you. I appreciate you taking the time and reading my blog.  and I appreciate YOU. 

Until next time..

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  1. I hope that the fact that you've posted again means that things are little more stable with your health these days. I say thank you to my husband a lot, much like you do (as well as to my kids) because I truly am thankful when he cleans the kitchen or fixes the lawn mower. Yes, we are both part of the household and should be responsible for its upkeep, but that doesn't mean that we can't thank each other for our contributions.

    1. I am glad I am on the same level of some people live and learn. Yes I am more stable! Thank you from my heart for your concern and dropping in!

  2. I do try to always be mindful of my Thank You's. It's important to me and I want someoe to know how much I'm grateful or appreciative of something they've said or done. This was a good post and hopefully an eyeopener for some.

    1. I have no doubt you are!! It is very important to me too. Thanks for dropping in and commenting :).


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