You may read the title of this post and laugh at how two simple words could possibly change the way you think or feel. But, I assure you that there is great power behind that particular set of words once you take the time to remember to thank.
If you are in doubt, I dare you the next time the occasion comes up to say thank you and watch how a smile appears on the recipient's face when you remember to acknowledge their kindness through those two words. Smiles are contagious. You, too, will smile while feeling uplifted and suddenly happier in return.
Try to write thank-you notes and e-mails to those that do something nice for you. Remember that saying what goes around, comes around? Taking that minute to remember another's kindness toward you will do wonders for positively changing that person's day but also for yourself as well.
Good things do happen to good people is a true statement because you will find in practicing saying thank you that you attract more positive people, things, and events into your life.
Even when you need to make an effort to say thank you when stressed or angry, do yourself a favor and try to remember uttering those two words aloud. If no one did anything that needs your thanks right then, what is in your life that you are thankful for? Look deeply past your problem or situation and in front of a mirror say thank you for what you have--your family, a wife, a husband, the children, your health, a job, perhaps? Things always can be worst. But, you are lucky because you have those people and things in your life! The actual realization and practice of speaking those two words can turn bad negative thoughts into happy positive ones before you know it.
Do something out of the ordinary to help yourself today and call or write someone that last did something nice for you that you never got around to thanking. I guarantee you that if you practice this rule of incorporating thank you into your life that it will change both your mind set and life for the better!