The importance of thank you

The importance of thank you

Have the words ‘thank you’ been eradicated from the English language of late?

It appears to be so at times.

Have we forgotten the importance of thank you?

A few months ago I helped out a struggling start-up business and set them up with a website to help them out. All completely free of charge. I tried to help mentor them and sent emails and messages to ask how things were going but got very little in return.

Now suddenly out of the blue I get a message saying they need to update some details on the site. I sent them the necessary login details and got a reply that they would prefer for me to do it for them which I duly did. I sent them a message to let them know the work had been done and guess what I got in return? Absolutely nothing!

Just one simple message with the words ‘thank you’ would have been sufficient and to let me know my efforts were appreciated. But no, I got absolutely nothing.  When they inevitably turn to me for help again in the future, unfortunately, they will be sorely disappointed as I will not be keen to help.

So please may I ask you all in your hectic, busy schedules, don’t forget the importance of thank you. Just take a moment out here and then to say those simple words of thank you to people who have helped you. It doesn’t take more than a few seconds and costs absolutely nothing, but is worth so much to the recipient.

Moan over for the day.