Gratitude goes with the grace it brings

2017-06-22 06:01
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Saying thank you as a token of appreciation goes a long way.

I know it is hard to say so but you never know how valuable this may be.

I have noticed that as a nation we have suddenly lost this act of gratitude as if someone somewhere owes us a favour and they are just performing their duty.

It is a growing trend in our communities that our government has a price to pay and it must be held at ransom all the time.

A simple thank you for anything that one does can at times make or break the service provider.

We take for granted that it is not our duty to say thank you.

It is not for me to harp on life’s lessons on how one should keep their decorum and show appreciation, but the least I can do is try and re-ignite that sense courtesy.

Sometimes we assume that people are paid to do something for us and nothing must be said about what they have done in our service.

Wrong. You will be amazed how far-reaching the gesture or the impact it has to an individual. Try it and see the immediate reaction from the individual.

If money is involved, people tend to think that is the only bond between the partners. sadly, it is not.

A little thank you there as a sign of appreciation does not only show that you are happy but gives the person a sense of being acknowledged for a transaction of whatever sort.

Lots of people go astray or feel worthless because no one is giving them that pat on the back that says “thank you” or “well done”.

The power this has on the individual is immense.

This includes our parents, whom we take for granted and forget to lavish all the appreciation they deserve.

Our kids also need this push now and again, so that they grow up with it. Kuthiwa ugotywa uselula!

Last Friday, June 16, we hosted a race in Gugulethu, and I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came out in support.

A special thank you to the neighbourhood watch guys,my athletes and everyone else who just made this day a success.

Our main sponsor RCS and the City of Cape Town. Thank you all.

PS: Let me take this opportunity upfront also to thank Pirates for bringing the Nedbank Cup to Orlando this coming Saturday.

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