Perhaps two of the most potent words you could say.
As powerful as any mantra, prayer, poem, affirmation, or chant.
If all you did was say a heartfelt “Thank you” each moment of your life to everyone you met, miracles would occur.
“Thank you” melts hearts. Let’s people feel loved and appreciated. End wars. Start new friendships. Create smiles.
The more you give thanks, the more you will have to give thanks about in your life. It’s been said that “What you think about expands”. I like to say, “What you thank about expands.”
It is easy to say “Thank you” to those you like and are kind to you. But what about those that upset you and aren’t so nice. They give you the gift of the opportunity to practice your prayers and live your spirituality for real.
It is easy to say “Thank you” to those that give you what you want, when you want it. But what about those that don’t. They give you the opportunity to find out what you really need, what most serves your highest path and to be who you really are.
It is easy to say “Thank you” to those that love you. But what about those that have broken your heart and betrayed you. They give you the opportunity to forgive, keep your heart open, and practice unconditional loving.
The more you can thank those people and situations that challenge you, acknowledging that they served you in your growth of becoming more of who you really are, then you are free.
What you cannot thank has you, owns you, and controls you. What you cannot thank, you give power to.
When you can truly thank the person or situation, then you liberate yourself from bondage of the story, situation itself, and step into a new level of freedom. You step outside of the prison of the situation into the freedom of BEING.
Gandhi dared to live Thank you.
Jesus dared to live Thank you.
Mandela dared to live Thank you.
Martin Luther King Jr dared to live Thank you.