Tell them “Thank You”

Yesterday I had a medical appointment scheduled. I arrived, had my temperature scanned and mask securely in place. Once I was called back, I began a friendly chat with the technician. It included the normal things we all chat about these days. Life’s challenges and what we are so grateful for. She mentioned that my mask matched my gown. I commented that although I don’t like masks, this one was fairly comfortable. I am able to work from home, for that I am so thankful. I really feel for those who have to wear the masks all day long. I told her I really appreciated her and the folks that are out there serving me, enduring the mask all day long. I asked her, in an assuming way, does she get used to it though? She said no. No. She looks forward to lunch when she gets to take it off, and to the end of her shift. I commented that I do miss people, working from home. I like the interaction. But I don’t like wearing a mask. She told me, very convincingly, that she, too, likes interacting with people and she didn’t think she would want to be working from home. Clearly she enjoyed her job.

When we were finished and I was getting ready to go, she said something that really impacted me. She said in all this time, since this thing started, no one had ever thanked her for what she does. She said all she ever hears is people complaining about having to wear a mask.


I’m no saint (by any means). But from the get-go, once businesses started to open, I have voiced my thanks for those who spend hours a day in a mask. Just so they can serve me, and of course earn a living and take care of their families. But what I also see, are folks HAPPY to be out working and serving me. They thank me for coming in and supporting their business. And I see positivity and hear hope in their conversation.

This is a reminder to notice and appreciate others. To the waiter and waitress working late on Christmas Eve so I can have my dinner out. To the folks out there filling the shelves late at night so I can keep my shelves at home filled. And to the many many medical personnel serving us daily to help keep us healthy…


“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”
~ John F. Kennedy

“There are two words that, when spoken, have the most unfathomable power to completely change your life. Two words which, when they pass your lips, will be the cause of bringing absolute joy and happiness to you. Two words that will create miracles in your life. Two words that will wipe out negativity. Two words that will bring you abundance in all things. Two words which, when uttered and sincerely felt, will summon all the forces and vibrations in the Universe to move all things for you. The only thing standing between you, happiness, and the life of your dreams is two words THANK YOU!” ~ Rhonda Byrne

18 Comments Add yours

  1. TOK says:

    Lisa, thank you for this reminder. 😊

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    1. You’re welcome! 😊

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  2. Every night , just before I close the clinic , housekeeping comes in to clean everything to make everyone safe the next day. I make it a point to greet them & just to let them know I see them. People need so much kindness these days & sadly, not everyone is in the giving mode. Just by simply talking, listening , by being there, it makes a big difference to others hungry for some form of human connection and appreciation. Thank you for giving that to those around you. πŸ™

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    1. That is so very true. Thank you to you as well. 😊. As long as it is sincere I don’t think it is something you can over say.

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  3. SoyBend says:

    Thank you for thanking them. It’s an extremely difficult time for healthcare workers.

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    1. I can’t even imagine. I will continue to do so any chance I get! I am extremely grateful.

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  4. Paulie says:

    Great post and a great reminder to be thoughtful and thankful.
    As to working from home I’m in agreement. I’m retired now but when I was working I did so from home from time to time and really disliked it. Especially the time that I was working at the kitchen table, pulled a box of Cheez Its from the pantry and ended up eating the whole box.

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    1. Thank you Paulie. And yes, I’ve gained a few pounds here at home. One reason it that it’s been too hot to walk (and the gym was closed). But now that it’s cooling off we will be walking more. I try to deal with life as it comes 😊


  5. Irene says:

    Thanks for the reminder. 😊

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    1. You are welcome! 😊

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    1. Thank you Nora! 😊 It feels good to everyone when we appreciate one another.

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  6. Naomi says:

    So glad you reminded us how important it is to say “thank you” to others. Especially these days of so many who are helping us every day. Many of them helping to make our lives easier.

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    1. You are welcome! 😊


  7. lolaWi says:

    thanks for the reminder, Lisa. πŸ™‚

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    1. You’re welcome! It was a reminder for me too!


  8. It’s the least we can do. Great post, Lisa.

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    1. I agree! …thank you 😊

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