5 Situations When You Shouldn’t Hesitate To Say “Thank You”

Politeness never runs out of fashion, and not only does it give you a positive image but also acknowledges the effort put in by the person you thank. Saying thank you to a person may seem like a small task, but it makes a massive difference to the person you greet. It establishes the fact that you value the efforts put in by another person, and it has indeed helped you. 

Thank you is one of the most under-appreciated used phrases and can be used in almost any situation. One should never hesitate while thanking someone as it only brings absolute positivity to their lives. Here, we look at some of the cases where you should never wait to thank a person. 

Thanking People Who Compliment You

In our daily life, with all the work we need to do in a short amount of time, we often stay so focused that we forget the little compliments we receive or don’t acknowledge them. These compliments bring definite positivity in our lives without our realization, which is why we need to appreciate them. 

No matter how significant a compliment is, if you thank the person for their positive remarks, you encourage that behavior that, in turn, spreads the positivity in a cyclic reaction. Some of the compliments on which you should always thank people are.

  • Whenever they compliment you on your fashion sense or work ethic, make sure to thank them
  • People who use their greetings as a compliment often don’t receive the positivity they deserve. Thanking them would motivate people to be as kind. 

Thanking People on Your Birthdays


A birthday is an event where you receive lots of greetings from several people. Them wishing you is a sign of care and respect they have for you, you need to value that. 

If you thank someone for wishing you on your birthday, not only do you make them feel special, but you also fill in the positive energy inside your body. On special occasions such as your birthday, a simple greeting as “thank you all for your wishes” could make a difference. 

Thanking People Who Wait For You


In case you are running late for a meeting, and the other person has to wait for your arrival, we often apologize. Instead, if we thank people for the extra effort they put in by waiting for us, they would feel more positive about the scenario. 

If a person makes a mistake and then apologizes, they are trying to make amends for their error, which is why it is better to thank. In this case, you are acknowledging the person for bearing with you even after you have made a mistake. 

This helps you create a good impression, and instead of focussing on your late arrival, they would rather look forward to the meeting. Apologizing can work as an excuse, whereas a thank you amends the mistake. This will showcase that you value their time and appreciate the fact that they kept waiting for you for this long.

Thanking People if they Feel Low

If a person is not feeling positive and is sharing their issuers with you, they show how much they trust you and how comfortable they feel around you. 

In situations like these, instead of consoling the person, you can say thank you for sharing and sit with them through their period of grief. This does not make the situation awkward. Instead, it ensures the person that you care for them and values their respect towards you. This way, whenever you are in an uncomfortable position and don’t know how to react, you can say thank you, and people will respond positively. It not only shows empathy but also lets the other person know that you care about them when they’re coming up with something to tell you. 

Thanking People Who Give You Negative Feedback

Feedbacks are mostly taken as a criticism in today’s world, and changing its perception is essential. Our reflex to someone providing negative feedback is to get defensive and respectfully disagree with the person’s criticism. However, we can instead thank the person for finding the faults and use them to improve ourselves. 

Also, any feedback should be greeted with a thank you, be it positive or negative. People are taking out time to comment on your work or appreciating it demands attention and admiration that can be conversed by a mere thank you.

Make sure you work on that feedback and improve yourself in that regard so that they also feel good about coming to you with their criticism. You shouldn’t be offended even if you don’t like the feedback, but take time to assess what might be making them say that particular thing.