Thank You Ninjas: Sneakily Making The World Better
Have you ever held open the door for a stream of people, and not a single one even glances over to thank you? Feels deflating, doesn’t it? How about when you’ve held that door and people smile and say, “Thank you!”. Those two little words, when strung together, can make a world of difference in someone’s day, you know?
My friend (the Original Thank You Ninja) started this movement called Thank You Ninjas, and I think it’s pretty much the most brilliant, wonderful idea ever. Anonymously thanking people for the things they do, brightening the world two strung-together words at a time. Isn’t it so lovely and perfect?
Our world is fast, we often forget decency, and slowing it down a little to take the time to write an actual post card to acknowledge someone for something — anything — is beautiful. And I absolutely love that it’s anonymous thanks, with no expectation of response or reciprocity. It’s perfect.
Thank you for being a great neighbour.
Thanks for serving my coffee with a smile.
Thank you for just being you.
Thanks for all your hard work.
Thank you for driving the bus every day.
Thank you. To strangers, friends, family, kids, adults — to anyone. For everyone.
I’m a Ninja, and I challenge you all to become Ninjas, too. Let’s encourage our kids to start Thanking Campaigns, let’s work with the schools to have anonymous Thanking bins where kids can send anonymous thanks to others. Let’s be thankful, spread thankfulness, and become Ninjas together.
A simple “thank you” makes our world a better place, don’t you think?
Thank you, OTYN, for sharing this with the world. <3