The most polite date of the year
By Artem Vasilashko | January 14, 2017
January 11 without exaggeration can be called the «politest» date of the year — the International «Thank You» Day.
We are all aware of the importance of good manners, and their need in everyday life, but most of the thanks we express, are said occasionally, without thinking about their meaning. However, thanks have mysterious magical properties — with their help people give each other joy, smiles, express attention and give positive emotions — something without which our lives would become dark and sparse. That is why, it is often written in many tourist guides and tourist leaflets: the word «thank you», spoken even with a big accent in a foreign language, improves the speed, quality of service and helps to establish calm and pleasant holiday to the person.
It is believed that the Russian word for «thank you» appeared in the 16th century from the often spoken phrase «save God.»
It is interesting that the roots of English «thank you» go much deeper than a simple thanks. This means that the Russian words «thank you» and the words «thank you» in almost all languages of the world have been extremely important for the culture of every language and nation. Let`s thank from the heart!
There is another interesting fact that the Old Believers do not use the words «thank you», they avoid it in their speech, because they believe that the words were born out of the phrase «save Bai» (Bai — is the name of one of the pagan gods).
Psychologists believe that the words of gratitude – are like «verbal strokes» which are able to warm and comfort people. What matters is that words of gratitude were spoken from the heart! That is why since ancient years it is believed that the words of gratitude should not be said in the state of anger.