Why is it that some people just can’t accept a gift? Why is it so hard to just say, “Thank you.” Were they raised with wolves, or do they not feel worthy of being given a gift? If you are one of these people, the next time someone gives you a gift, give them one in return by just saying, “Thank you.” Do not say anything further, like, “Oh, you shouldn’t have.” Give it a whirl. Just say, “Thank you,” and graciously receive the gift.
So, now that we’ve got that settled, why is it that some people have such difficulty saying the two little words, “You’re welcome.” Instead, they’ll say, “No problem”- as if the Thanker either was a problem or created a problem. Or, “It’s nothing”- denigrating the Thanker. Well, to the person who gave thanks, it’s not nothing. It’s something.
Saying, “You’re welcome,” lets the Thanker know that their thanks are graciously received. Have we turned into a society that is not able to accept thanks? Do we feel like we are not worthy? I hope not. Those two simple words in and of themselves, are a gift back to the Thanker: that the gift of thanks is graciously received and is appreciated. And who doesn’t like feeling appreciated?
The next time someone says, “Thank you,” just say, “You’re welcome.”