Saying "thank you" just seems like a given. Or it used to. Someone bestows a gift of some sort on us, and we reply with our gratitude. But did you ever consider that expressing gratitude is a gift itself? We have the opportunity to impact those closest to us with respect and consideration, connecting with them on a deeper level. And it is partly through gratitude that we can deepen those relationships. I'd be grateful if you'd leave a rating or review for the show. It would help other people find us. Links: This episode: smonty.co/fullmonty56 "Thank You, Ma'am" by Langston Hughes Other commentary and updates at ScottMonty.com Credits: Theme song: Afternoon by Maestross is on a royalty-free license from Jamendo.com. Image: The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth by Jennie Augusta Brownscombe, 1914 (Wikipedia - public domain) Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, SoundCloud, Spotify , or Stitcher. Or try this: ask Alexa or Google Home to "play the latest episode of The Full Monty podcast."