When I saw this ad in my daily Shelf-awareness email, my answer was yes, I say thank you, all the time.
Twice a week, I teach Tai Chi and QiGung, it's my real pleasure to donate my time to my great class of seniors. After all, I'm a senior and I know how much good Tai Chi and QiGung has done for me. As class ends, during our closing circle, I clap and say Thank You, Everyone. I usually get thanked in return, a double bonus.
I also try to say thank you after I've helped someone at the bookstore. Often, more than one customer is vying for my time; after I've helped someone, I generally thank them for their patience.
Bob and I are members of a card-playing group and a domino-playing group. These groups rotate playing in each others homes. Because of our busy lives, it's a added chore to "prep" the house for these games. I'm always thankful when someone else has the group at their home, and they get a big thank you, too.
Even though we've been married a long time, over 46 years, I try to say thank you to Bob at least once a day. I do most of the driving, when we run around town, so I always thank him when he drives us somewhere. Because of my migraine tendency, we've switched to drinking diet soda sweetened with Splenda®; and it's hard to find in our area. This weekend Bob scored some Pepsi One®, my "drug" of choice, and he got huge "You're The Man", as well as a Thank You.
How about you? Is "Thank You", one of your daily habits?
P.S. If you want to send some one an e-thank-you, today, click http://www.hyperionbooks.com/365-thank-yous/
disclaimer - I'm not promoting this book, nor have I read it, or received an ARC. This post is just for fun.