25 July 2006

Thank You

“God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say thank you?" William Arthur Ward

People take everything for granted.

The people have to be right. The information has to be right. The deliverables have to be right. If nothing is right, they either complain or simply walk away and never return. The first reaction is always to blame, but not to understand why things go wrong. It seems that spending time gaining a better understanding of imperfect is a sin. It is indeed ridiculous not to first appreciate the efforts spent on trying to get things right, but just to blame on the imperfect results!

Everyone wants perfect and shies away from imperfect. What's wrong with imperfect? If everything is perfect, then perfect doesn't really exist. Fact is, imperfect makes perfect possible.

It is easy to show appreciation for perfect results but not for imperfect ones. However, it is easy to say thank you from the head, but difficult to say it from the heart. Sorry may be the hardest word, but thank you the most difficult. Excesssive sorry abuse kindness, and excessive thank you loses its meaning. Sorry is used when things go wrong, turning negative into positive. Thank you is used when things go right, trying to acknowledge efforts and appreciate results.

Just one second can change everything.

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

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