There are 3 very powerful words in the English language that are not used enough. I am not talking about “I love you”. Those are very powerful too but I am referring to “please” and “thank you”. They seem to have gotten lost somewhere. When I was growing up we were taught to use these words all the time now they seem as outdated as Latin.

When I go to a fast food drive thru and the person hands me the bag without saying a word, I tend to holler loudly “YOUR WELCOME!”. How hard is it to say “thank you”?. It doesn’t take a lot of effort and it means so much. It makes me feel like you care about me and my business.

When you are driving in traffic and you let someone merge in front of you, don’t you like it when the person you let in front of you gives you the “wave of thanks”? I know that if I don’t get that wave I tend to think that person is jerk.

I am not sure when our manners disappeared but I am on a campaign to get them back. I start each day by thanking the lord for another day to enjoy this life and then continue my thanks throughout the day. Thankful spirits make the world a much a kinder place. My grandson says “thank you” whenever I give him something and it just melts my heart. Make sure we are teaching our next generation the power of “please” and “thank you” and remembering it ourselves as well. Thank you for reading this.