I read a simple email the other day that asked a powerful question. What if we replaced the word “sorry” with the phrase “thank you?”
Sorry I was late.
Sorry I am venting.
Sorry I missed dinner.
What if we replaced those phrases with:
Thank you for waiting.
Thank you for listening.
Thank you for making dinner.
The power of “thank you” is incredible in relationships. When you show gratitude your brain releases dopamine, which is a chemical that creates and maintains a bond with those to whom you’re thankful.
Replacing “I’m sorry” with “Thank you” will give your relationship the stickiness it needs to last the test of time.