Have you ever wanted to say "thank you," but didn’t? Next time, say it…to a soldier, a hard working delivery worker you see on the street especially during the Christmas season, the garbage crew..anyone who serves…
The story of how it got started by the creator of the Gratitude Campaign:
For the past
several years as I’ve been traveling around the country, I’ve been
approaching soldiers in the airports and thanking them for serving for
us. On several occasions I have noticed that it felt a little awkward
for both of us. There are several reasons, some of which I am even just
now learning as I produce this film and talk to more soldiers. But they
have always appreciated being thanked, and I have always felt better
having expressed my gratitude.
started to think that it would be nice if civilians had a gesture or
sign that they could use to say "thank you" quickly and easily without
even having to approach. I did some research and found the sign that we
are now using.
this limited to the military? Not at all. If you look around you I’m
sure that you’ll find lots of people who are serving their communities,
from local to global. If you appreciate their service, give them a
sign. Say "thank you."
How to sign "thank you":
The sign we are using is intended to communicate
"thank you from the bottom of my heart. "
To make the sign simply place your hand on your heart
as though you’re saying the Pledge of Allegiance. Then
pull your hand down and out, bending at the elbow
(not the wrist), stopping for a moment at about the belly button with
your hand flat, palm up, angled toward the person you’re thanking.
It takes so little but can mean SO much…