At times, everyone can be small. Thoughtless, self-serving, self-absorbed.
But every one of us can also be very large. We can become as universe-embracing as the brightest philosophers, and as elevated as the angels.
There are a few short phrases that, like a warm breath of air, expand our souls immediately. One such phrase is “I love you.” Another easy phrase is: “Thank you.”
A simple spoken “thank you” is a generous act that rewards generosity. It strengthens the common bond and humanity of two people, both the giver and the receiver of appreciation.
The words are a heartfelt handshake between two souls. The words are a bow to the importance of each life. The words induce reflection. The words annihilate pettiness.
Two small and very easy words.