Are gestures as small as “thank you” really all that small? In his latest novella, SAYING THANKS AND BEYOND: IS SAYING THANK YOU ENOUGH? author Ralph Mosgrove challenges readers to rethink their actions, words and inflection as the catalysts in creating and sustaining energy.
We’re all familiar with the old saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” Author Ralph Mosgrove begs to differ: “Our words have the power to bring life or death,” he insists in his new book, SAYING THANKS AND BEYOND: IS SAYING THANK YOU ENOUGH? He’s got a point. Unless we choose to live in a culture that perpetuates rudeness, short fuses and meanness, we should carry the torch of righteousness, and to Mosgrove that means spreading the word of niceness. Why choose to be curt when you can keep it short and sweet? In your everyday life, the cosmic energy of good vibes starts with two crisp, yet mighty words we often take for granted: thank you.
In SAYING THANKS AND BEYOND, Mosgrove belabors this point in a novella in which he analyzes what it really is to be polite, and the wave of positivity a good attitude can carry – heavy enough to make someone’s day. Little acts of kindness, such as holding a door for someone, being a good Samaritan to a damsel in distress or saying a simple hello can go a long way. And in a world that is all too often filled with unthinkable tragedies, Mosgrove reiterates the basics of politeness in case we’ve taken for granted what power these little utterances of gratitude can have on others.
And just as we can have the power to lift peoples’ spirits, we can also have the power to bring people down and engender bad energy. To some, “thank you” is cliched to meaninglessness, and sometimes unnecessary if a seemingly unspoken truth. Mosgrove proves otherwise. “You are the magnet that draws in the response of kindness,” says the author. “Whatever you send out comes back to you.” Indeed, your words, however mundane they may sound, hold weight, especially when paired with sincerity using positive body language (i.e. holding eye contact with another and a warm smile whilst making amends.) In SAYING THANKS, Mosgrove teaches that while your thanks or random act of kindness to another may be a given in any situation, express it! Those little words mean the world.
In a book as terse as the words “thank you,” Author Ralph Mosgrove reinforces the potency of simplicity in everyday words and the foundation of good vibes in SAYING THANKS AND BEYOND: IS SAYING THANK YOU ENOUGH? In his treasure of a book, Mosgrove will have readers rethinking their manners and what it means to be kind.
~ Lianna Albrizio for IndieReader