Why don’t people say “thank you” anymore?

I grew up in Virginia where “please” and “thank you” were as common as “yes, ma’am” and “no, sir.” Now, more and more people seem to feel entitled instead of thankful: the mother who calls to complain her child didn’t get a double portion of candy, the gift recipient who never acknowledges the present, the person who forcefully insists you let them go first in line or in traffic, or the boss who is never satisfied by all the extra things you do to make him look good. There’s no good excuse for bad behavior, but a “thank you” might help. It will also make you stand out in the crowd, whether at a place of business, a networking event, or online.

I also think every day goes better when you give thanks so thank you for reading my blog. Thanks for using your gifts to make the world a better place. May you and those you love always have much to be thankful for, both on this Thanksgiving Day in the United States and throughout the coming year.

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