Today my goal is to help us “THANK” Outside the Box.
I saw someone post an article on the subject of thinking outside the box in business. There post had a typo that said “THANK outside the box”
As soon as I read that I knew I would write this post.
One of the biggest frustrations you might have with your teenager is that they are ungrateful. They take for granted all that you do for them. They don’t have an appreciation of how much worse their situation can be. It feels like they are obsessed with themselves.
I believe that one way to address them is to help them “THANK” outside the box.
Here is an easy and effective exercise for you and your teenager to do together.
1. Invite your teenager to join you in an experiment where together you will see what happens when you “THANK” outside the box.
2. For one week, you and your teenager intentionally and authentically “THANK” people with a spirit of gratitude. The challenge is simple. You keep tabs of how many genuine “THANK YOU’s” you give and the responses of the people you thank.
3. When you and your teenager are done you go out to dinner and talk through your experiences. For fun you can say that whoever “THANKED” outside the box the most gets to pick where to go to dinner.
It’s simple. It’s fun. It builds your relationship. And hopefully it teaches how much power the two words, “THANK YOU” can have.
So who’s in? We would love to hear about your experience. Please let us know.