Saying “Thank you” is a simple, yet powerful message. It tells the person you care about, “I notice you and I am grateful for you.” When saying thank you, try being specific and say it even when it’s something you expect. Pointing out specific actions, tells the person you care about that you really are paying attention to them and appreciate their efforts. Here is a great example of taking a simple “Thank you” a step further: “Thank you for picking the kids up from soccer this afternoon. I really appreciate you taking something off my plate, so that I could finish preparing for my big presentation tomorrow morning.” This expression of gratitude is wonderful for all types of relationships!

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