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    I have always loved the phrase “thank you.”


    I always feel that it is appropriate and appreciated to say “thank you” to others. To thank them for help, kindness, or just being them. It makes me feel good in showing appreciation to who they are.

    To me, it is always a kind, easy expression to give to another. 

    “Thank you” is defined as a polite expression in gratitude of receiving a gift, a service or a compliment. A kind exchange. It is all about mutual respect. Respect to ourselves and those we come into contact with, whether for business or home. 

    And while there are many other ways to show a grateful heart and respectful spirit, “thank you” has always been my simple and heartfelt go-to. I’m also not a fan of the word “namaste.” While I love the meaning behind it, I just don't think the word is accepted and heard by all groups of people. The concept is beautiful, so don’t get me wrong about my intentions here...But, in a “namaste in bed” t-shirt wearing society I feel much of the deep, heartfelt intentions have been lost. I feel the meaning has been diluted and would rather use something that can be felt and received by all.

    So in wanting to see the good in you and in having a deep mutual respect for each other, I choose to use the words “thank you.” They translate into all languages. They are easy to say to yourself and aloud. And, said with intention as in “namaste,” they traverse all barriers, bonds and beliefs.  


    MY 10,000 THANK YOU’S

    I took the time to count how long it would take to say 10,000 thank you’s. 

    Keeping in mind that it was done in English, saying “thank you” to myself I counted:

    Approximately 110 per minute

    That’s:

    ·  1,650 every 15 minutes

    ·  11,550 every 7 days

    So, by saying roughly 1650 every day you can easily achieve close to 11,550 thank you’s in 7 days. 

    You can break it up. 

    ·  7 minute morning meditation

    ·  7 minute evening meditation

    ·  Say the rest of them throughout your day

     

    Turn it into a mantra and see how your world feels. It helps you to live in gratitude and thanks. To say “thank you” through broken hearts, miscommunications, closed doors and open windows. To say “thank you” for new beginnings. To say “thank you” to someone who doesn’t say it back.   

    “Thank you” expands to every culture and every language has its own way to express gratitude. It can be seen and heard in word and deed. Below are some examples...How do you say “Thank you?”

     

    SAYING THANK YOU

    ·  “Thanks for your help today, I really appreciate you”

    ·  “I am so happy I know you, thank you”

    ·  “Thank you for all of your kind words”

    EXPRESSING THANK YOU IN OTHER WAYS

    ·  Write it down in a letter or a note

    ·  Invite friends over for dinner

    ·  Send flowers to your lover

    ·  Ask if there is anything you can do to help those you care about

    ·  Offer to help a friend 

    LIVING IN THANK YOU

    ·  Daily say thank you...for a new morning and an ended day

    ·  Looking at your favorite artist

    ·  Seeing beauty around you

    ·  Reading a good book

    ·  Walking in a park

    ·  Smiling at a stranger

    BENEFITS OF THANK YOU’S

    ·  Ease of frustration

    ·  Sharing in a kind thought

    ·  Connection with self and others

    ·  Expressing your own happiness with the world

    ·  Sharing your inner beauty

    ·  Easing of tensions in difficult situations

    ·  It brings you into this very moment


    LANGUAGES AROUND THE WORLD

    My intention here is to have a comprehensive list of thank you in every language possible! Please, feel free to contact me to add or revise!

    Native spelling - how to say it (if available) - Language 

    Please help us with pronunciation if you can - leave it in the comments

    1.  Gadda gey - Afar

    2.  Dankie - Afrikaans

    3.  Faleminderit - Albanian

    4.  Merci - Alsatian 

    5.  Mèsi - Antillean Creole

    6.  አመሰግናለሁ - Ameseginalehu - Amharic

    7.   شكراً - Shokran - Arabic 

    8.  Sahite - Arabic (Algerian)

    9.  Shoukran - Arabic (Moroccan, Darija)

    10.  Barakallahufikum - Arabic (Tunisia)

    11.  Grazias - Aragonese 

    12.  Շնորհակալություն - Shnorhakalut’yun - Armenian

    13.  çox sağ ol; Tesekkur edirem - Azerbaijani

    14.  A ni kié - Bambara

    15.  Ayùe - Bamoun

    16.  Me yéga - Basaa

    17.  ধন্যবাদ - Dhan'yabāda - Bangla

    18.  Eskerrik asko; Milesker - Basque

    19.  Дзякуй - Dziakuj - Belarusian

    20.  Natôtela; Twatôtela - Bemba

    21.  আপনাকে ধন্যবাদ - dhanyabaad - Bengali

    22.  Tanemmirt - Berber

    23.  Tangio tumas - Bishlamar 

    24.  A ni kié - Bobo

    25.  Hvala ti - Bosnian

    26.  Trugéré; Trugaré; Trugarez - Breton

    27.  Благодаря ти - Blagodarya ti; мерси - Merci - Bulgarian

    28.  Akeva - Bulu

    29.  Chezu ba - Burmese 

    30.  Gràcies - Catalan

    31.  Salamat - Cebuano

    32.  Баркал - Barkal - Chechen 

    33.  Wado - Cherokee 

    34.  Zikomo - Chichewa

    35.  谢谢你 - Xièxiè nǐ - Chinese (Simplified)

    36.  謝謝你 - Xièxiè nǐ - Chinese (Traditional)

    37.  Тавтапуҫ - Tavtapuҫ; Тав - Tav - Chuvash

    38.  Grazie - Corsican 

    39.  Hvala ti - Croatian 

    40.  Děkuji; Díky - Czech 

    41.  Tak - Danish

    42.  Gha-ana - Birepo - Dogon

    43.  Na som - Duala

    44.  Dank je; Dank je wel - Dutch

    45.  Thank you - English

    46.  Dankon - Esperanto

    47.  Tänan teid; Tänan väga; Aitäh - Estonian

    48.  Akpé - Ewe

    49.  Akiba - Fang

    50.  Takk fyri - Faroese 

    51.  Vinaka - Fijian 

    52.  Salamat - Filipino 

    53.  Kiitos - Finnish

    54.  Nachè nuwe - Fon 

    55.  Merci - French 

    56.  Tankewol - Frisian

    57.  Gracie - Friulan

    58.  Grazas; Graciñas - Galician

    59.  Merkzi - Gallo

    60.  Მადლობა - Madloba - Georgian 

    61.  Danke - German 

    62.  Awiliudo þus - Gothic

    63.  Ευχαριστώ - Efcharistó - Greek

    64.  Aguyjé - Guarani

    65.  આભાર - Ābhāra - Gujarati

    66.  Mèsi poutèt ou - Haitian Creole 

    67.  Na gode - Hausa 

    68.  Mahalo - Hawaiian

    69.  תודה - Toda - Hebrew

    70.  धन्यवाद - Dhanyavaad - Hindi 

    71.  Ua tsaug - Hmong

    72.  Köszönöm - Hungarian

    73.  Takk; Takk fyrir - Icelandic

    74.  Daalụ; Imela - Igbo

    75.  Terima kasih - Indonesian

    76.  Taiku - Inupiaq

    77.  Go raibh maith agat - Irish

    78.  Grazie - Italian

    79.  ありがと; ありがとうございます- Arigatō - Japanese

    80.  Matur nuwun - Javanese 

    81.  ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು - Dhan'yavādagaḷu - Kannada

    82.  Рахмет - Rahmet - Kazakh

    83.  សូមអរគុណ - Saum arkoun - Khmer

    84.  Murakoze - Kinyarwanda

    85.  Murakoze - Kirundi

    86.  고마워 - Kamsahamnida - Korean

    87.  Sobodi - Kotokoli

    88.  Tenki - Krio

    89.  Spas - Kurdish (Kurmanji)

    90.  Рахмат - Rahmat - Kyrgyz

    91.  Wopila; Pilamaya - Lakota

    92.  ຂອບໃຈ - Khobchai - Lao

    93.  Matôndo - Lari

    94.  Gratias tibi - Latin

    95.  Paldies - Latvian

    96.  Abouï ngan - Leti (Mengisa)

    97.  Gràçie - Ligurian

    98.  Matondi - Lingala 

    99.  Ačiū - Lithuanian

    100.  Bedankt; Dank ju we - Low Saxon

    101.  Merci - Luxembourgish

    102.  Благодарам; фала - Blagodaram; fala - Macendonian

    103.  Misaotra - Malagasy

    104.  Terima kasih - Malay 

    105.  നന്ദി - Nandi - Malayalam

    106.  Niżżik ħajr; Grazzi; Nirringrazzjak - Maltese 

    107.  Xie xie - Mandarin

    108.  Mauruuru; Kia mihi - Maori

    109.  धन्यवाद - Dhan'yavāda - Marathi

    110.  Welálin - Micmac

    111.  N'fa n'fa - Moba

    112.  Баярлалаа - Bayarlalaa - Mongolian

    113.  Barka - More

    114.  Akewa - Myene

    115.  ကျေးဇူးတင်ပါတယ် - Kyaayyjuutainpartaal - Myanmar (Burmese)

    116.  Ahéhee' - Navajo

    117.  धन्यवाद - Dhan'yavāda - Nepali

    118.  Subhay - Newari

    119.  Takk - Norwegian

    120.  M-sapo - O’odham

    121.  Mercé; Grandmercé - Occitan 

    122.  ଧନ୍ୟବାଦ - Odia (Oriya)

    123.  Miigwetch - Ojibwe

    124.  Takk - Old Norse 

    125.  Бузныг - Buznyg - Ossetian

    126.  Danki - Papiamento

    127.  مننه - Manana - Pashto

    128.   تشکر از شما - Motashakkeram/Mamnun (formal); Mochchakkeram/Mersi (informal) - Persian

    129.  Dziękuję - Polish

    130.  Obrigada (female)/Obrigado (male); Obrigadão; Valeu - Portuguese

    131.  ਤੁਹਾਡਾ ਧੰਨਵਾਦ - Tuhāḍā dhanavāda - Punjabi

    132.  Diboti - Punu

    133.  Sulpáy - Quechua

    134.  Mauruuru - Rapa Nui

    135.  Najis tuke - Romani

    136.  Mulţumesc; Mersi; Bogdaproste - Romanian

    137.  Cпасибо - Spacibo - Russian

    138.  Giitu - Sami (Northern)

    139.  Faafetai - Samoan

    140.  Singuila - Sango

    141.  Gratzias - Sardianian

    142.  Tapadh leat; Tapadh leibh - Scots Gaelic

    143.  Xвала ти - Havala ti - Serbian

    144.  Kea leboha - Sesotho

    145.  Marahaba - Shimaore

    146.  Waita; Maita - Shona

    147.  توهان جي مهرباني - Meharbani - Sindhi

    148.  ස්තූතියි - Stūtiyi - Sinhala

    149.  Ďakujem - Slovak

    150.  Hvala ti - Slovenian

    151.  Hvala ti - Sobota

    152.  Waad mahadsantahay - Somali

    153.  Fofo - Songhai

    154.  Nouari - Soninke 

    155.  Gracias; Muchas Gracias - Spanish

    156.  Hatur nuhun - Sunanese 

    157.  Asante; asante sana - Swahili

    158.  Tack - Swedish

    159.  Salamat - Tagalog

    160.  Mauruuru - Tahitian

    161.  Ташаккур - rahmat - Tajik

    162.  நன்றி - Naṉṟi - Tamil

    163.  Рәхмәт - Rhamat - Tatar

    164.  ధన్యవాదాలు - Dhan'yavādālu - Telugu

    165.  ขอบคุณค่ะ - Kop khun kha (female); ขอบคุณครับ - Kop khun krap (male) - Thai

    166.  Yekeniele - Tigrinya 

    167.  Tualumba - Tongan 

    168.  Kurre sumanga - Toraja 

    169.  Taonga - Tumbuka 

    170.  Teşekkür ederim; Sağolun - Turkish

    171.  Sag bol - Turkmen

    172.  Meda wo ase - Twi (Ashanti) 

    173.  Tau - Udmurt 

    174.  Дякую - Dyakuyu - Ukrainian

    175.  شکریہ - Shukriya - Urdu

    176.  رەھمەت سىزگە - Uyghur 

    177.  Rahmat - Uzbek

    178.  Cảm ơn bạn - Vietnamese 

    179.  Malo te ofa - Wallisian

    180.  Gråces; Merci - Walloon 

    181.  Diolch yn fawr - Welsh

    182.  Jërëjëf - Wolof

    183.  Enkosi - Xhosa

    184.  Kettu'i - Yaqui

    185.  דאַנקען דיר - A dank - Yiddish

    186.  Balika - Yocuba

    187.  O ṣeun - Yoruba

    188.  Quyana - Yupik

    189.  Ngiyabonga; ngiyabonga kakhulu - Zulu

     


    I LOVE finding people from around the world that share in the consciousness of gratitude and thank you.

    Enjoy this short, yet precise post on 'The Power of Thank You.'

    Expand your state of 'thank you's'.


    Denzel Washington, and giving thanks.


    I am eternally thankful to those that helped, and continue to help, with this project. 10,000 Thank YOU'S.

    Thank you for your support.


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