It’s a word I have used throughout most of my life without really giving it much thought. It’s a word we are all familiar with, and most of us use it on a daily basis. I’m talking about “thanks.” We know how to use it, and we know the good that comes from it, but what does it mean?
So, I looked it up. “Thank,” comes from the same root word as “think,” so when we say, “I thank you,” what we are really saying is, “I will think of you.” Presumably, because the person has done a good thing, the thoughts will be warm ones.
It’s a nice feeling to be thanked. And now we know why—there is very little nicer in this world than to be well thought of.
Contributed by David Mclaughlan