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February 20, 2024

Author: Venugopal Chepur

Navigating the Nuances: “Thanks” vs. “Thank You” – A Simple Change with a Powerful Impact

It’s an open secret that the perception others have of us matters a great deal. We all strive to be perceived as benevolent and thoughtful, steering clear of any impression that might peg us as indifferent or self-centered.

Whether consciously or not, the way we express gratitude – opting for “Thanks” versus “Thank You” – carries a distinct vibe, influencing how our gestures of appreciation are received.

Allow me to paint a picture with a straightforward scenario.

Imagine receiving warm wishes from various corners of your life – be it a LinkedIn connection, someone you just know, an old classmate, or a dear friend, marking a significant work milestone or celebrating your birthday. If your response is a quick “Thanks,” it might unwittingly come across as a bit impersonal, almost as if you’re ticking off a box rather than truly acknowledging their thoughtfulness. On the flip side, opting for “Thank You!” adds a layer of warmth and personal touch, making the recipient feel their gesture has been genuinely appreciated.

The difference lies in the depth of connection conveyed. “Thanks” can sometimes feel like it’s been casually tossed out, lacking the depth of gratitude we wish to express for their time and warm wishes. Meanwhile, “Thank You!” with its direct acknowledgment of the other person, feels more heartfelt, acknowledging, and sincere. It gets even better when personalized with a touch:

“Thank you so much, [Name]! Your thoughtfulness means the world to me.”
“I really appreciate your kind wishes, [Name]. They brighten my day!”
“Your congratulations are incredibly special to me, [Name]. Thank you for thinking of me!”
Even if you’re pressed for time, a simple “Thank You!” can significantly convey your genuine appreciation and recognition of their kindness.

This reminds me of a poignant quote I stumbled upon in ninth grade, which beautifully encapsulates the essence of life: “Life isn’t about the big milestones, but the small moments – warm smiles, comforting words, and the simple acts of kindness.

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February 20, 2024

Author: Venugopal Chepur

Navigating the Nuances: “Thanks” vs. “Thank You” – A Simple Change with a Powerful Impact

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