Americans observe National Thank You Month every January. The month-long celebration closely follows the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Unfortunately, the holidays can keep us so busy acquiring that we don’t have a lot of time left over to express appreciation. Thankfully, there’s time to catch up, and January is a great time to focus on gratitude.

Thank You From Instant Granite

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If you visited family and friends over the holidays, National Thank You Month is the perfect occasion to say thanks for the warm welcome. You can express appreciation in many ways, including sending a handwritten thank you note. Notes are also appropriate to show gratitude for the gifts that you received over the holidays.

You can show thanks in January by paying attention to the little things. If you’re in school, thank your instructor for their hard work. If you have children, thank them for the helpful things they do around the house. If you have a co-worker who assists you from time to time, let them know you appreciate their efforts.

Another good way to show thanks is by paying kind deeds forward. Both receiving and giving are important parts of life. Kind deeds don’t have to be elaborate. You can hold the door for others or let someone pass in front of you in traffic. You can give a compliment or offer to help someone who is carrying a heavy load. Simply flashing a smile is a quick way to lift spirits.

Finally, you can acknowledge people who have helped you in the past. Chances are, you didn’t express adequate thanks to that high school teacher who inspired you. Maybe you didn’t thank your parents enough when you were a teenager, or perhaps you missed the chance to express adequate gratitude to that first boss who took a chance on you.

There are endless ways to show appreciation for the blessings in our lives. In the spirit of National Thank You Month, all of us at Instant Granite want to thank our loyal clients who support us and our products. We appreciate the chance to offer you high-quality, easy-to-install vinyl coverings that provide the look of real granite or marble at a fraction of the cost. We look forward to continuing to serve you in 2018 and beyond.