I teach kids in pre-school and early grades to say thank you every day. It's not that they are rude; it's that they need the practice. Practicing gratitude, I think, begets gratitude.
I have fun saying and signing "thank you" in seven languages. I'm not brilliant. I watch a lot of Nordic Noir, so I learned 'takk.' And 'gracias' and 'merci' are about the only things I can say in French and Spanish. I mix it up simply to intrigue kids; get their attention. It works.
I find myself saying thank you a million times a day. And I am. Grateful that is. For tons of things. More grateful than not.
And why not? I'd run out of blog space if I listed all the things I'm thankful for. Suffice it to say, I recognize every blessing and express gratitude for it.
Like now: thanks for taking the time to read this! Now on to the leftovers.