Facebook Can Give you The Opportunity to Show Gratitude

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Whenever someone buys you or your pet a nice gift, or has you and your family over for a nice meal, the thing to always do is to thank that individual for being so thoughtful. In the old days, a phone call or a thank you note were ways to show gratitude towards someone’s generosity. However, since social media is coming prevalent in the lives of the majority of people- the common way to say “thanks” is by utilizing Facebook.

What people are doing in order to express gratitude to someone who did something nice for them is by doing the following on Facebook-

Taking a picture of a gift from that individual and posting it on Facebook, while tagging that person and thanking him or her.

If the gift is for the child or pet, the picture is taken of the child or pet and posted on Facebook. Same process as listed above happens with that photo.

If someone invited a friend for a nice meal, or took him or her out for a meal- a picture of that meal will be taken and posted online. Again, same process as mentioned above happens. The tagging and giving thanks to the generous one on Facebook.

If someone was upset and his or her friend offered support, then you may end up seeing status updates on Facebook like – “I want to thank My Friend (name inserted and tagged) for being an awesome friend. I am grateful he or she was there for me last night.” The examples are endless.

In other words, a simple phone call or a physical thank you note are not used nearly as frequently to express gratitude. Facebook and other social media platforms are the replacement, and will continue to be.

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8 Responses to Facebook Can Give you The Opportunity to Show Gratitude

  1. Donna Merrill April 17, 2015 at 7:32 pm #

    Hi Miriam,

    What a good idea to use Facebook to express gratitude. I’ve done it myself and it sure works well.

    Once I even did a little video and sent it to someone on Facebook. Such little things we do can go a long way!

    -Donna
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    • Miriam April 17, 2015 at 8:11 pm #

      Yes, it is definitely taking place of sending out thank-you notes!

  2. Dr. Elise Cohen Ho April 17, 2015 at 8:45 pm #

    Gratitude can be shown anywhere, and everywhere, if people just take a moment to slow down and do so.

    • Miriam April 17, 2015 at 8:49 pm #

      Indeed Elise, thanks for commenting.

  3. WILLIAM O'TOOLE April 19, 2015 at 11:47 pm #

    Ican see why facebook would be useful for this… It full of people who can show gratitude very easily. Something I need to be doing more often. Thank you for your post.
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    • Miriam April 20, 2015 at 8:36 pm #

      I am glad you found it helpful 🙂

  4. Monisha May 16, 2015 at 6:55 pm #

    Hi Miriam,

    Yes, times have definitely changed and while we have moved to different ways of saying “thank you” the key is that we still do say “thank you” 🙂
    A great reminder that gratitude is so important.

    Thank you for this insightful post!
    Best,
    Monisha
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  5. Jacs Henderson May 24, 2015 at 12:22 pm #

    Facebook is a great way to say thanks!

    I also use more traditional methods such as sending cards, flowers and gifts but I like to post photos and photo slideshows to share with my friends and family the time we spent together.. I do still have family and friends not on facebook (lol!)

    it’s all about creating the memories and sharing and facebook is particularly useful for that!

    ~Jacs
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