The Power of Thank You – Daniel Boone Regional Library

The Power of Thank You

Autumn leaves isolated on black backgroundWe here at the library believe that there is power in words. We have to; we are in the words business. And there are two words that can truly change the world: thank you.

A few nights ago, my wife and I were coming off of a long, hard day in our home. We have two six-month-old twin boys and a two-year-old girl. The twins were taking turns crying out for attention and nourishment, which they absolutely deserved. Our daughter was hyper and had thrown many her toys all over the house, and it was a complete mess. My wife and I were doing our best to tag team all of the things that needed done at the same time.

I quickly slathered some peanut butter on two slices of bread and heated up some frozen peas for our daughter as a quick meal. I know it’s not the best meal she’s ever had, but my little girl took a look at her plate, then looked up at me with her icy blue eyes, simply saying, “Thank you for my dinner, daddy.”

Oh. My. Goodness. Talk about a heart-melting moment. It completely changed my entire perspective on the evening.

In this season of Thanksgiving, we encourage you to take a moment and give thanks. Say “thank you” to your family and friends for their love, support, time and all the other beautiful blessings they give. Sometimes we all get caught up in the food, decorations and craziness of Thanksgiving celebrations, but it would benefit us all to slow down and  simply be grateful for what we have.

So, on behalf of Daniel Boone Regional Library, I would like to say thank you. Thank you for your support, patronage and smiles that we get to take in here on a daily basis. We wouldn’t be here without you.

Happy holidays!