Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The rarer thanks become, the more we value the thanks we get

Good reminder from author Harry Beckwith (pictured here):

We tell someone we cannot thank them enough. We're right; we can't. Keep thanking. Few things feel more gratifying than gratitude.

How many notes of thanks did you send last year? A suggestion: Send twice as many this year. Keep thanking.

We all get too little thanks, and we yearn for more. The rarer thanks become -- and they do seem rarer -- the more we value the thanks we get.