This was something I learned as a kid which was ingrained in me by my parents. It didn’t stop there. In college, I was reminded of it when I was part of the program. I was told countless times “thanks for saying thanks”. Now, it is coming up again in my career. Over and over, our team is being thanked for their effort. When done sincerely and not when expected, it makes people feel appreciated.
If only we can instill this value in our daughter - I think we are off to a good start.