How many times a day do you say, “Thanks"?

Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart SA541769000

How many times a day do you say, “Thank You”? I bet that it is quite a few.

Do we recognize how often we are thankful for the little things? Perhaps it is as uncomplicated as receiving good service at the local coffee shop. As simple as someone holding a door for you. There are so many things to be thankful for, every day.

Received a compliment? Say thank you. It goes a long way.

Today I tried to place close attention to each time I said, “thank you”. I was surprised by how often I did. Most of the time I was talking to myself. I would say simple phrases like; “Thank God”, or “thank goodness”. Usually, it was when I was trying to solve a problem, and I found the answer. Other times it was an affirmation that someone else’s problem was resolved, such as in, “You’re feeling better? Thank goodness.”

Of course, there are events in our lives that we are thankful to have happened. Big things that we remember forever. The birth of a child. The day we marry or one of our family members marries. We are grateful for birthdays, anniversaries, and family reunions. Sharing these milestones with others are all ways in which we express our gratitude. Friends and family are the people we are most thankful for.

When you get older, you are thankful for a good night’s sleep. You can be thankful when your favorite football team wins or when the Green Bay Packers lose.

But it is the small things we overlook. We can be thankful for the daily sunrise because it is a chance to start anew. Each day is a blessing. We can be equally thankful for a sunny day and a rainy one. They both have their place making the world a place that supports life.

With so many little things to be thankful for, how can we be unhappy? We should always be thankful for all we have, big or small.

It is an easy word to say, try it... “Thanks!”




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Comments (22)

Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

This is a great post and the intro reminds me of the only New Year's Resolution I made that I ever kept.  Simply saying "Thank you," when receiving a compliment.  I don't know what it is in our nature, but we tend to deflect compliments.

Nov 26, 2020 01:54 PM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

Sometimes a smile and a thank you can lead to much bigger things.

Nov 27, 2020 04:45 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Featured in the group:  BARTENDER, MAKE IT A DOUBLE.

Nov 26, 2020 01:55 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Happy Thanksgiving, Joseph! I hope you are enjoying an especially blessed day!

Nov 26, 2020 03:27 PM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

Thank you Myrl

Nov 27, 2020 04:47 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Joseph- I do say "Thank you" a lot...even to my husband!  I do make it a point to thank someone when they do something whether it is small, tiny or huge!  It's so important to give something positive to those around us. 

Nov 26, 2020 06:10 PM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

A positive acknowledgement makes us all feel good.

Nov 27, 2020 04:48 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Joseph - it need not be lengthy but being genuine definitely matters - a sincere thank you means a lot.  

Nov 28, 2020 10:41 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

Thank you Michael.

Nov 29, 2020 07:28 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Joseph Domino 480-390-6011 - there are so many things for which we  are thankful.  I think some people need to be reminded to say thank you.

Nov 29, 2020 05:30 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

I don't think we can say thank you for all we have enough times.

Nov 29, 2020 07:29 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

There are so many things to be thankful for - we just have to pay attention!

Have a wonderful day!

Nov 29, 2020 06:35 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

We overlook the simple things. But they amount to the better part of our lives.

Nov 29, 2020 07:30 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Nov 29, 2020 12:39 PM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

Kathy Streib Thank You.


Dec 01, 2020 06:27 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I thank people all the time and find many of them shocked that I did  .

Dec 01, 2020 04:46 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

Some people expect the worse. Hopefully a genuine thank you will improve their day.

Dec 01, 2020 06:27 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I have a hard time with rainy days. I try & say thanks as many times as I can thruout the day. Or just pay a compliment.

Dec 01, 2020 08:51 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

I live in AZ. It only rains a few times a year, so we welcome the change.

Dec 01, 2020 09:18 AM
Janna Scharf
Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert

Thank you for the reminder!

Dec 01, 2020 10:04 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

Thank You.

Dec 29, 2020 06:20 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Joseph:

Intriguing post! It's pretty easy to say Thanks but I bet many say it far fewer times a day than they could. Certainly everyone appreciates getting a thank you...and a smile!

I've never counted the times I've said thank you in a day but may give it a go - could be enlightening!


Dec 02, 2020 07:45 PM
Celeste W. Katz
The Capital Area Real Estate Group - McLean, VA
Realtor, Keller Williams

Thankful for Aaron Rodgers!! Go Pack Go :)

Dec 02, 2020 07:52 PM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

It's easy to be thankful for Aaron Rodgers. He is great.

Dec 06, 2020 06:47 AM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

I say thank you many times each day - even to my dogs for coming when they're called. Today I said many thank you''s when a simple re-boot fixed a computer problem that looked like it was going to be a real PITA.

I've made it a habit - before I go to sleep each night I say thanks for a number of things - including my family. When I shower I say thank you for that hot water and all the people who made it possible for me to enjoy it. The list goes on.

Dec 02, 2020 08:47 PM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

We often forget how blessed we are. It is good to remember every day.

Dec 06, 2020 06:48 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Joe I never say "thanks" I find it rude and inconsiderate as well as lazy, hence I always say "Thank you" you can see it in my  posts and comments.... a hundred years ago I had this conversation with a great Realtor who is not on the platform any more... how hard is it to go and Say THANK YOU?? Endre

Dec 02, 2020 08:47 PM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

Thank You Endre.

Dec 06, 2020 06:45 AM
Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

Being grateful, praising God and saying thank you every night for the Blessings and Favors received daily invigorates my tolerance, understanding and optimism. 

Dec 03, 2020 01:02 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

Yes, it does make us better. Thanks Kimo

Dec 06, 2020 06:45 AM
Anne Corbin
Long and Foster - Lake Anna - Spotsylvania, VA
Serving Lake Anna & Central Virginia

I think the appropriate comment/response to this post is THANK YOU!!

Dec 03, 2020 10:05 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

Thank You Anne

Dec 06, 2020 06:43 AM
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

I also  use the word several times a day. When I'm in a shop receiving services, I try to put a spin on it to make it a little different:  thank you very much, I appreicate it . Or, that looks delicious! Please thank the chef.  Something like that.

Dec 05, 2020 07:35 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

It is really important to acknowledge each other.

Dec 06, 2020 06:43 AM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Great post Joe!   Love this message. It's so true.  I'd love to count how many times in a day "Thank you" is verbalized!  Have a wonderful Christmas!  Cheers to a great 2021!

Dec 25, 2020 11:52 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

Thanks Jan, Happy Holidays


Dec 29, 2020 06:22 AM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Thank you for your positive post and reminder that we do live in a wonderful world.

Dec 28, 2020 09:13 PM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

Yes, despite so much negativity, it is a wonderful world.

Dec 29, 2020 06:22 AM