With hands pressed together in prayer near my chest, my gaze locked onto theirs, and my head slightly bowed, I humbly utter these words: ขอบคุณมากครับ, phonetically: Kob khun maak khrap/ka. They mean "Thank you very much" in Thai. This ritual is sacred. For a long time, living in Thailand, I didn't fully grasp the importance of this ritual. The significance of this daily moment of gratitude.