Express your gratitude immediately away, using an appreciative, honest tone, with a phrase such as, "Please know how much I appreciate the food" or "Thanks so much for dropping off the delicious lunch last night." To express your gratitude, use specific specifics. For example, you could say something like, "I really enjoyed the salmon sandwich—it was very refreshing—and I just wanted to let you know that I've told all my friends about Calendula Health Center." Or simply say, "Thank you!"
It is not necessary to write a long letter or email. A simple "thank you" will do. If you want to get more personal, you can attach a small gift such as a basket of fresh fruit or a box of chocolate truffles. However, don't feel obligated to give anything if you aren't able to afford it. The point of the gift is simply to show your appreciation and nothing else should matter. If you have questions about what to write or what type of gift to give, then ask someone who knows better than you what would be appropriate. For example, if you are given food as a gift, it would be nice to say "thank you" with something other than more food.
In addition to being grateful, try not to take the act of giving food as a sign of weakness.
Thank you so much for your warm words. Thanks. I'm happy to help.
My family sent a message of thanks for the wonderful supper and hospitality.
Here are some examples of ways to express gratitude:
These generic thank-you expressions can be used in both personal and business settings.
Thank-You Phrases in General
It's polite to thank someone who goes out of their way for you. There is no event, deed, or circumstance that does not merit a thank you, and remember that a small gesture may go a long way. Thank you notes do not have to be two pages long. Short and sweet will suffice.
In addition to being courteous, writing thank-you notes can also be effective in getting things done. If you need to contact the person again, they'll know how grateful you are for their help. They may even feel obliged to you if you show them that you're worth thanking! That could lead to future jobs or promotions for you.
Finally, writing thank-you notes shows that you care about others and yourself. It demonstrates that you value your relationships and take time to express your gratitude. Who knows, it might even make you liked by at least one person out there!
The rule of thumb for thank-you notes is around 100 words. That's more than enough space to say what you want to say and nothing else. Of course, you should use your discretion as to how many words you use, but this gives you an idea of how much room you have.
Thank-you notes are usually sent within a few days to a week after the fact. However, if you send them out early, you risk losing momentum and having your friends or family members forget all about you.