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The ‘Magic’ Words

29 Mar

Not sure when I first heard it; I’d guess about the time I started to school, maybe before. But, someone taught me, what they called, the ‘magic’ words. “Please”…..and “Thank You”! I think they really are magic because when you use them and use them with sincerity, some amazing, even magical results can happen.

I was having a visit with a friend a few days ago who had been trying with all his might to help someone very close to him. Beyond helping his friend by giving him some life-giving, Godly advice, he’d helped him financially with bills and expenses….not to mention a lot of time he had willingly invested. But he had made the observation that his friend had never, even one time, said “Thank You”. The absence of a ‘thank you’ left my friend feeling used and unappreciated. That’s not really how you want to feel when you set out to help someone. And now the lack of a ‘thank you’ now and then has left their relationship on slippery ground. It’s tragic but it happens all the time. A little ‘thank you’ goes a long ways!

“Please”, that other ‘magical’ word seems to be equally as important to me. It’s amazing the doors that are apt to open when we just add that little word to our requests. Both those ‘magic’ words have the potential to totally change the outcome (in a positive way!) of just about any conversation they’re used in. When those magic words land in the ears they almost always do something simultaneously in the heart of the person who hears them.

I’m still not sure who it was that told me that those were ‘magic words’, but today…50 some years later, I’m grateful to whoever it was. I can honestly say that they’ve made a difference for me. I don’t think it’s ever too late to learn the ‘magic’ words.

We oughta start using them more…..and teaching others to do the same…..and then watch the magic happen!

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6 responses to “The ‘Magic’ Words

  1. Jack

    March 30, 2016 at 6:33 am

    Good morning Andy,
    I know where I heard it…remember Captain Kangaroo? I can’t tell you the number of times since my childhood I have hummed the little jingle:

    There are two little magic words
    That can open any door with ease.
    One little word is “Thanks”
    And the other little word is “Please”.

    Courtesy of the Captain and Mr. Greenjeans.

    Thank you for your blog, and please keep writing.

     
  2. Jim Pugh

    March 30, 2016 at 7:50 am

    Thank you for the posts and updates and please continue with them

     
    • Andy R Taylor

      March 30, 2016 at 12:41 pm

      Thanks Jim! Always encouraging to hear from you!

       
  3. redcandle1

    March 30, 2016 at 8:08 am

    Your Mother & Mam-Ma taught those words to me, & I bet that they are the ones who taught you! I’m ever grateful that they taught me those words when I was very young!
    Love you!
    Shirley

     
    • Andy R Taylor

      March 30, 2016 at 12:41 pm

      Might have been where I learned it, too!

       

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