We are so caught up in our own lives, moving from one moment to the next. We rush. We scurry. We pay no attention to the soul next to us. We move as if in our own bubble, unaffected by those around us.
And we pay no attention to the kind actions done to us: the opening of a door; the unobtrusive help given to us by a colleague; the simple gesture of a stranger that helps us along in our day. In our rush to keep up with the rat race, it seems as if we have forgotten to say thank you. With words, and with gratitude in our hearts.
Two simple words which can form a bond of humanity between two people .Two simple words which can heal a rift. Two simple words which can help to begin a sense of community within a group of people.
Let us pay attention to those around us. Let us look them in the eyes and acknowledge their act of kindness. Let us not take for granted the gift that they give us.
Let us say thank you.
Who would you like to thank today?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012
(Join me in the Five Minute Friday Challenge hosted by Lisa-Jo Baker. Participants write for 5 minutes with no editing, no over thinking, and no backtracking. This week’s prompt is: Thank You)