Thank You, Merci Beaucoup, Murakoze Cyane, these are few words but contribute a lot for the betterment of mood and happiness of people. “Thanks”, is the greeting which conveys gratefulness. It is spoken or sent by one person to another in lieu of some help or service rendered.
When an individual receives some help in solving any problem and relieving anxiety, they feel grateful to the person rendering the help, and give heartfelt thanks. This in turn makes them feel good.
The person receiving thanks also feels happy and relaxed. In a way he or she is motivated to continue helping others. Hence it becomes a means of happiness for all concerned. One does not lose anything by saying sincere thanks to someone helping out.
Therefore it is very important for all to learn to say thanks from an early age. In return for some big help where a pending problem is solved, people always say thanks. Thanks also counts for small help rendered. You could be struggling to get a seat in a public transport vehicle in the peak hours of the day and the conductor helps you get in, a waiter in a restaurant brings you drinks and snacks, a friend sends you some information you need; all these situations are seemingly small but do warrant a, “thank you!”
It is not only the, “thanks”, expressed in words but one should feel grateful for everything one has and everything going good around. First one has to be thankful to God for giving them a wonderful human life. Parents are the next to be thanked for giving life and nurturing it. Teachers in school form our foundation for learning and shape our future thus, deserve heartfelt gratitude. Everybody around us, doing any kind of work for us, domestic workers, colleagues, shop keepers, e.t.c., all should be thanked for their services. It is by the combined work and cooperation of all this, that life goes on smoothly for all.
Some people think that if they have paid for a service, it is their right to receive it. This is wrong thinking. You can pay somebody to do something for you but you cannot compel him or her to do it.
Therefore learn to enjoy life as it is and say thanks to all who have helped making it comfortable for you.
The writer is a senior 6 student at Green Hills Academy.