1001 Ways to Say Thank You
"Gratitude is the most
form of courtesy."
Do you need to express gratitude a
dozen times a day but find yourself stuck
for words when the moment
And how often do you find yourself needing to
write a graceful note of apology or a few lines of
heartfelt condolence and find yourself searching in vain for just
the right expression?
Every day we
have so many reasons to give thanks, yet the right words, the ones that really
say what is in our heart, are all too often elusive.
Well, search no
more. This book puts a wealth of moving words and
phrases at your fingertips to help you express your
feelings with warmth and sincerity. Special sections on apology and
condolence cover these often overlooked needs.
Learn to say thank you with
warmth, grace and ease and your life will begin to overflow with
What you give out is what comes back to
you. People will smile when they think of you.
Kindness, gratitude and warm feelings will return your way. Your
courtesy, thoughtfulness and ability to acknowledge others will
smooth your way and make
you stand out powerfully in an increasingly high-speed, impatient,
often rude world.
to Say Thank You is designed to make expressing gratitude,
apology and condolence as easy as flicking open the pages to find
exactly what you want to say instantly. Just think of the time
you'll save, the struggle and, best of all, you'll have fresh new
words each time instead of saying the same old thing over and over
instructions help you write your letter.
You will learn:
- The right time to write your
letter to make the best impression
- The three most important things
you must include every time
say first in a letter of condolence
you have to acknowledge a wedding gift
must NOT thank by email or telephone
of writing is best for you
courteously prompt way to thank for dinner or hospitality
If you are
bereaved, how soon you should acknowledge expressions of
you must do at the end of a letter of apology
must never think it's too late
You will use the
book every day
birthday, anniversary, graduation and Christmas gifts do you
and your children get in a year? Each giver deserves a delightful thank you in your own
parties, weekend stays, vacations at friends'
cottages. You'll find words to tell them how much you enjoyed the fun.
Do you have a
new baby that's been showered with presents? Give the right impression from the start with a cheerful
expression of happiness.
neighbour look after your dog for a week or help you build a
backyard fence? Your note of appreciation will keep up the good relations and
show how much you love living next door.
When illness or
death touches your community, you are ready with beautiful
words of comfort and deep sympathy.
Got a important
new client? Thank them for bringing the new business you
need to succeed in these tough times.
Did your team
come through ahead of schedule and under budget? They've
earned a deep thanks from you.
How many follow
up emails do you send out a week in response to information or
services provided? Wouldn't it be great to make your
message of appreciation stand out from all the rest.
speeches. You give awards. You applaud promotions. You
regularly commend employees for exemplary service. Use of this vast variety of phrases to make those you are
addressing feel very special indeed.
business makes a mistake, a swift, sincerely worded apology is
critical to keeping customers and preserving confidence.
You'll find so many ways to say just the right thing to mend
fences and ensure ongoing business in the future.
For those times
when you have to express condolence on behalf of your
business, you can now easily write a warm, dignified letter or
If you involved
in any kind of charitable endeavour, you need to thank an
awful lot of people. And keep on thanking them.
Your copy of 1001 Ways to Say Thank You will
become dog-eared with use.
so generously of their time. They do it for the joy of
helping --. And they keep coming back when you let them
know how very deeply their efforts are appreciated.
your charitable work possible. Never miss an opportunity
to thank them for their contributions. Your carefully
chosen words will make them want to give again and again.
your hard-working staff, your major sponsors, the foundations
that provide grants, the retailers who host your donation
jars, the media outlets who announce your special
events. You never stop needing to say thank you.
1001 Ways to Say Thank You gives you
everything you need.
1.) Simple, clear instructions
You see how to write a letter of thanks, a
letter of apology or a letter of condolence. Each letter is broken
into parts, showing you exactly what to put in each section to get a
beautifully crafted, finished letter you'll be proud of.
2.) Thousands of phrases,
In thesaurus form, this vast treasury is organized by key word,
with cross referencing and alternate word choices, so you can find
just the heartfelt words you were searching for. The phrases
are divided into:
Thank You Phrases
Over 115 pages alone of of
richly textured phrases of
thanks, gratitude and appreciation.
Look up "Congratulate", "help",
"esteem", "support" and hundreds of other
keywords to find a bulleted list of glowing phrases containing
Sincere words of apology for every need repair
misunderstandings and make your damaged relationships whole again.
Warm, beautiful phrases of condolence help you express just how
much you care.
Exclamations such as "Grateful
forever!" or "You delivered!" add zing and really get
Signatures such as "Admiringly
yours," or "Remembering you," let you end with
3.) Sample letters
You can check out the large collection of
sample letters dealing with every kind of situation from thanks for
wedding and birthday gifts, roadside assistance, charitable
donations, hospitality, and providing a reference for a job
interview to congratulations on graduation and engagement, a letter
on behalf of a child and much. much more. You will also find
moving examples of condolence and apology letters.
ideas, ideas! The phrases
provide so many bright ideas easily
adaptable to your special needs.
Never be daunted again by the need to write
a prompt thank you, a sincere apology or a
heartfelt letter of condolence.
So Easy to Use
The phrases are presented
in bulleted lists arranged alphabetically by
There is lots of cross
referencing and alternative word choices so
you can find just the right expression for
you. Check out the sample entry below to see exactly
what you are getting.
Sample Entry (Apology)
- So very sorry to hear
- Extremely sorry to
- First, let me say how
sorry I am
- I'm so sorry to have
to do this
- Sorry to learn of your
- Sorry you couldn't
share our day
- No one is more sorry
than we are
- I can't tell you how
sorry I am this happened
- Sorry to learn of your
- Sorry is an understatement
- You'll never be sorry
- Very sorry to hear you
have been ill
- So sorry for the times
I've let you down
- Sorry to hear a member
of our staff was rude
- Sorry! We'll be right
- Sorry to take to so
long to congratulate you
- Sorry we can't be
there to celebrate with you
- Let me be the first to
say I'm sorry
- Responsible for this sorry
state of affairs
guilty, repentant, apologetic, abject,
chastened, crestfallen, sheepish,
embarrassed, distressed, dejected,
See also: APOLOGIZE, EMBARRASS,
Sample Entry (Thanks)
- I want to thank you
- I wanted to thank you
soon as possible
- Wish to thank everyone
who pitched in
- Your family will thank
- No one grows tired of
- Thank each of you by
- We are thanking all
our loyal customers
- Thank you for the
- I look forward to
- Children round the
world will thank you
- Thanking all who have
helped and contributed
- Must thank you for
support at this time
- Consider yourself
- If anyone deserves
- I thank you from the
of my heart
- The committee thanks
you in advance
- Our first priority is
thanking all those who have so generously
- I thank you most
- How can we ever thank
you enough for all you've done
Thank: acknowledge, be
grateful, give thanks, offer thanks,
tender thanks, appreciate, credit, recognize, repay, pay tribute,
return a favour, requite, return, ETC....
See also: ACKNOWLEDGE, APPRECIATE, CELEBRATE, RECOGNIZE, REWARD
- News of your loss has
- While no words can
easy your loss
- Making the loss felt
all the more keenly
- A great loss for us
- An immense loss to the
- We all feel the loss
- Such an unexpected
loss dismays us all
- This is indeed a
- Still in shock for the
loss of such a dear person
- Our hearts are with
you in your sad loss
- Everyone in our family
deeply mourns your loss
- Such a loss defies
- Give comfort in your
time of loss
- Your loss is our loss
- Never imagined such a
loss could strike
- A truly heartbreaking loss
Loss: hurt, damage,
harm, bereavement, sacrifice,
deprivation, bereavement, ruin, collapse,
grief, pain, sorrow
See also: BEREAVEMENT, BURDEN,
CONDOLENCE, DISASTER, GRIEF, MOURN, NEED,
There are many reference books on the
market these days, some people might even say too many. 1001
Ways to Say Thank You is one book that everyone can
use. Have you ever wanted to write a note, be it apology,
condolence, or a thank you note? If so, look no further; this
book will come to your rescue. When it comes to writing thank
you notes, everyone gets bogged down with what and how to say
it. This book is broken down into easy-to-find categories with
several options to pick from.
If you want to write an apology note,
for example, the author has broken this section down into what
types of apologies. You could be apologizing for not attending
a function, your behavior, you forgot something or youíre
just sorry for your actions.
Hamilton also gives several pointers,
for example be prompt. You should send out a note within two
to three days after you receive something from an individual
or a company, or when a friend takes you out for a nice
dinner. If someone gave you a gift you should send a note
within two weeks. Lastly, if you are sending a thank you note
because someone sent you a note expressing sympathy, you have
up to six weeks to reply.
If you donít know where to start, thatís
no problem. The authorís book even gives you sample letters
to help you out. One point the author makes is that "a
sincerely expressed thank you note can be a very powerful
thing." I know this myself, my wife is very good at
sending out thank notes, and I am amazed at the responses we
get back from people. I have found that most people are
surprised when they receive a thank you note. It shows them
that you truly cared enough to write to them. A sincerely
written note means so much more than a telephone call or a
Gail Hamilton set out to write a book
that can be helpful to the general public, and I have to say
that she did a great job. The next time you need to write a
thank you note and youíre stuck, head straight to 1001
Ways to Say Thank You. I highly recommend this book to
everyone; whether youíre an individual or a business this is
a must have.
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