How can you make “thank you” feel bad?
Saying thank you to show that you are in control is exposed in how you say it.
Try saying “I LOVE YOU” in a hard tone to your dog and see if she feels the love.
She will back away.
If it’s a platitude, don’t bother with the nicety – it’s performing the opposite effect.
Either you were never taught how to express a true emotion properly or you’re gaming us.
Thanks is a great thing when felt and expressed.
Make it work – use it right.
Honesty is funny that way.
Please don’t abuse it so as to take away from it’s proper intent by those who mean well.
I’d rather not even have to question it’s authenticity.
Feelings are Everyone’s Tell
You have to feel thankful to express it properly.
Words by themselves, not connected to the corresponding actions hold no real power.
Manipulation might bring you the short term result, but it will not engender continued buy-in.
Honesty connects to the power of expression. It’s why a good speaker, telling a compelling story brings us along and connects us to their assertion.
A real declaration of your appreciation should bring about a release in you and an openness in the recipient. That is ingested, processed in an instant through your head, heart and emotion filters and a form of reciprocation is the result, whether acted upon or not.
Manners are not just learned they are the result of being comfortable with yourself and putting that out as a standard in going about your day. Your output most often matches your input. Your choice is in how you receive, and what you do with, that input. What comes out is what you’ve decided.
Thanks is more than just the word, it’s a methodology.
Intentionality works both ways. It shows us what you’re really aiming at.
I prefer honesty in expression.
And to those who continue trying to do that –
I say Thank You!