Skill 14. Thanking Others

  The 13th century monk, Meister Eckhart, said that if the only prayer you ever said in your entire life was, “Thank you,” that would be enough.

The same probably holds true for your relationships. To say “Thank you” might be enough, but we don’t say it enough. We often fall short on expressing our appreciation to others because we’re not looking for things to be thankful for.

Instead, we’re often looking for “the more.” More money, more status, more admiration, more things, more excitement, more influence, more attention, more toys, and more fantasies.

Try looking for what you do have—for all the things that are working in your relationships and express your gratitude to those who love you. Say “Thank you” more often.

Now return to the world and give thanks to those who who treat you well.

Skill: Simply say “THANK YOU” every chance you get.

Strength and honor.