“TIPS HIS HAT” IS STILL MAGICAL may seem a little strange but this blog message is the seemingly disappearing courtesy in our world. I have been inspired to say, “Courtesy and thank you gestures are still in existence and haven’t gone in the direction of dinosaurs.” I thank all of you for allowing me the pleasure of writing this blog and for you reading it and liking it. These are ways of thanking me as a blog author for sharing thoughts such as this one with you. Let’s look at ways to show gratitude and offer the thank you moments which grow with time in other’s memories.
I can remember several times when Ray Canada, a music promoter, would see posts of mine and respond with Tips Hat and I have smiled every time when I saw his tag line. He has shared and mentioned not only my creative works but a good friend of mine, Michael Rey, a great songwriter and many others. He takes time, valuable time, to recognize others’ efforts and it is greatly appreciated. He keeps the cowboy’s gentleman manners and makes others feel special. I have included his link below with my thanks.
I wanted to see what others do to say thank you and I found a great article on Beyond Thank You. I am including the link to the entire article and have included an excerpt here for you to get the focus of Kim’s article:
Saying Thank You in Specific Situations
Keep in mind that English has certain phrases that are more commonly used in certain situations.
If you start using these expressions appropriately, you will sound more natural in English. Here are some examples. (Are there any I missed? Let me know in the comments.)
- Thank you for coming. (used to appreciate someone’s attendance of your party, performance, or other meeting)
- Thank you for writing / calling. (used to thank someone for reaching out to you via email or on the phone)
- Thanks for checking in. (used to thank someone for following up because they they knew the other person was feeling bad, such as sick, stressed, or sad)
- Thank you for letting me know. (used to give someone good or bad news)
- Thank you for the gift. (used after receiving a present or donation)
- Thank you for the invitation / invite. (used to show appreciation for being included even if you can’t attend)
- Thank you for the kind words. (usually used after receiving a compliment)
- Thank you for the support. (used to show appreciation when someone shows you compassion when you are feeling emotional, discouraged, or upset)
- Thanks for taking the time to… (used to show appreciation for a busy person’s time)
Follow Up With Another Appreciative Phrase
Lastly, an excellent expression of gratitude will include repetition, but that doesn’t mean saying “thank you” several times in a row!
Instead, use one of these expressions to show that the other person’s action, time, or gift truly matters to you.
- You didn’t have to do this.
- You didn’t need to do that.
- You are so thoughtful / generous / sweet.
- I’m so touched.
- That means so much (to me).
- That means a lot.
- You’ve gone above and beyond.
- What would I do without you?
- That’s so nice of you.
- You’re too kind.
- You’re amazing!
Showing Deeper Appreciation
If words just don’t seem like enough to show the extent of your gratitude, these English expressions demonstrate a sincere, deep appreciation for the other person and their actions.
- I don’t even have the words to thank you.
- I appreciate this more than you will ever know.
- Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
- I’m eternally grateful.
- I can’t thank you enough.
- I’ll never forget your kindness.
- I don’t think I can ever repay you.
- You have my deepest thanks / appreciation / gratitude.
- God bless you.
Responding to Thanks
If someone says thank you, be sure to say you’re welcome. It’s the right thing to do. 🙂
Blogger’s Note: In all things, say thank you and you’re welcome but going beyond the expected is the best way. I know someone who sends surprise gifts, not because it is expected but a way to bring an unexpected smile to someone’s face. Is that you I am talking about? Do you want to be that person? Today is a good day to LIVE LIFE, LOVE LIFE, AND LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST by thanking God and everyone else who have given of themselves to make your live better.
I THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART AND THE TOP OF IT TOO!
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