the art of thankyou

There is an art to thank you, and it is one that doesn’t come easily. It is not a polite nod of our heads, with an internal scowl in the mind. It is the “thank you’ that comes from a deep place of satisfaction rather than one from obligation.

Lately, I have found myself uncomfortable the art of thank you.

I’m not sure about you, but often an encouraging conversation or an email that comes to bring life through words leaves me a little unsure about how to respond. The walk of not being too much but shying from the seat of the insecure critic has me dancing about in the land of unsure.

Do you sometimes struggle to step into an opportunity because of the discomfort of feeling misunderstood?

Do you sometimes shrink back from speaking out your truth because you don’t want to be seen as full of it?

I understand.

This I am finding is the art of thank you.

When you feel unsure of what to say when someone gives you an encouraging word, just smile and breathe softly and say a slow;

Thank you.

Feel the discomfort, but allow yourself to accept the kind words in their simplicity.

When you are offered an opportunity that takes you out of your comfort zone, and inside you are exploding with all the fear and failure of days gone by, just smile, stretch out your faith and say;

Thank you.

There is something profound in the simplicity of just accepting what is presented to you. When we overthink, doubt and retreat, we move backwards rather than into our greater tomorrow.

When you look into someone’s eyes, and they see your truth, rather than diverting our eyes in discomfort, just say;

Thank you.

Nothing else.

Nothing more.

Just sit in the present moment and breathe in the possibility of tomorrow.

Thank you for seeing me.

Thank you for reaching out and participating in my now.

Thank you for extending a branch into my tomorrow.

Thank you.

And move forward from this moment of in-between.

As our eyes close at the end of the day and we struggle to let go of the tapes that play over and over, grounding us in the feelings of not enough. Take a deep breathe and acknowledge the privilege of the present and say;

Thank you.

Thank you for life, thank you for grace and most of all thank you for breath.

Sometimes the most magnificent achievements we make are the moments when we allow goodness to brew possibility in our today.

Instead of blocking momentum by fear.

Why don’t we agree to say thank you together and see where the glimpses of possibility take us.

Amanda


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