day-11-thanksTypically, this time of year, Autumn, is when loads of festivals are taking place all around the Northern Hemisphere to commemorate a great harvest and a way to say thanks to each other in the community.

As a way of showing gratitude to all of you, my readers, I am going to list 5 ways to say thanks.

  1. Give the person/people you want to thanks to a thank you card.
    1. Just recently, my father-in-law got married. I saw his bride writing out thank you cards to all the guests who attended and gave them gifts.
  2. Verbally tell someone thanks.
    1. When someone says or does something you appreciate and you say thanks to them face to face.
  3. Giving a gift of gratitude.
    1. When you appreciate someone so much for what they’ve done you want to give them a gift in return as a way to say thanks.
  4. Making a meal as a way to say thanks.
    1. Sometimes, it’s appropriate to make a meal for someone in appreciate for what they’ve done as a way to say thanks.
  5. Finally, a nice hug or handshake to say thanks.
    1. There’s not much to it. But, handshakes, or hugs, are a sign of respect.

This tips list is loosely based on “The Five Love Languages”:

  • Words of Affirmation
  • Acts of Service
  • Receiving Gifts
  • Quality Time
  • Physical Touch

It all depends on what your prime love language is as to what you will offer as a way of showing thanks. We all do it. We have a primary and a secondary. I happen to be primarily quality time. My secondary is words of affirmation.

What about you? Are you familiar with the 5 love languages? What is yours? Comment your thoughts. I’d like to hear from my readers on this.