Two Words To Brighten A Day!

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you?”
William Arthur Ward

Maybe it’s just me, but it seems as if we—as a society—don’t say “Thank You” as much as we used to. I realize, we’ve shortened it to “thanks”, “’preciate it”, and other slang terms. But, to me it’s just not the same. It’s very easy to brighten a day for someone. I want to challenge you to say the words Thank You to ten people today.

Yes, ten people throughout the day. Go out of your way, to thank them, actually say it, but more importantly actually mean it. Again, use those words: “Thank You!”

You may be surprised at how much it stands out and is noticed (and appreciated). Stop to realize how those two little words can impact a person’s day, change their attitude and give them a boost when they need it.

Single out a family member, a co-worker, perhaps the person that waits on you at lunch or the cashier at the convenience store. It can be anyone. Just find ten people before the sun sets today and let them hear you say it.

Personally, I believe “Thank You” are two of the most powerful, yet underused words in the English language. And you can help change that.


Make it a point to find at least one of your ten people and randomly say “Thank You.” Surprise them. Thank them for something they have done in the past or do every day. Just take a moment to recognize it.

Enjoy your day.

So, get started now. Find your first person you want to give a heartfelt “Thank You” to and see how much it brightens their day…and yours.