You are welcome.
A common way to express your gratitude for someone or something, followed by an acknowledgement.
Yet, it can be better.
When possible, and there are times of overwhelming gratitude that all a person can say is “thank you” … you can improve your goal of connection and praise for the other person with this one tip:
Add “for …”
- Thank you for sharing.
- Thank you for being here.
- Thank you for listening.
- Thank you for caring.
- Thank you for taking the time to go the extra mile.
- Thank you for your investment in my winning.
- Thank you for doing what you do so naturally, it really helps me because I struggle with this.
That little bit more increases the connection between yourself and the person you are grateful for.
It also increases the odds of that person being clear on what you would like them to do more of.
If you want to take it one step even further, add how you intend to move forward in a better way because of what the person said or did:
“Thank you for sharing that, I am going to add it to my Happy File, to pull out when I need some encouragement.”
So, with that said …
Thank you for reading, sharing, and adding what you are grateful for when you express your thanksgiving because it amplifies what you are already grateful for.