Show your appreciation for someone even if they are ‘simply doing their job’. It shows you value them – as a person, not just for the work they do.
It doesn’t take long to say ‘thank you’, but it does take caring. Saying ‘thank you’ is mostly an emotional act, and it connects one person to another.
It says: I recognize that there is a person behind the work. A person who, like all humans, wants to be acknowledged for who they are and their part in the larger picture of life.
Thank your spouse for making dinner. For taking out the garbage. For shopping for food. For taking the kids to school. For going to work and bring in money. For doing the laundry. For running errands.