15 Things We Don't Say Thank You For, But Should
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15 Things We Don't Say Thank You For, But Should

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it" -William Arthur Ward

15 Things We Don't Say Thank You For, But Should

There are days and moments in life that we appreciate, but do not express our gratitude for. We often acknowledge them, but forget to let them know how much they truly mean. Here I have compiled a list of things that we often don’t say thank you for, but should.

1. A sunrise/sunset.

A sunrise/sunset symbolizes the start and end of another day you've lived and survived. Be thankful that you are able to see both each day.

2. The people who have made a silent impact on your life.

Those teachers who have taught you a subject as well as life lessons, those acquaintances turned friends that have helped you in times of need, a stranger that said something that changed your perspective, or your friendly neighbor. These people could have changed your life and who you are without even realizing it.

3. Your best friends.

These people are your chosen family and the people you can turn to no matter what. They often do not get enough credit for how much they help us/love us.

4. Long drives on a silent, empty road.

The quiet, calm you get from driving on empty roads is like a raindrop of clarity on a foggy windshield.

5. The kindness of strangers.

It seems nowadays that truly kind human beings are a rarity amongst men. If you find someone who is kind and selfless, celebrate their good nature.

6. Your parents.

Our parents do a lot for us without expecting anything in return. We often take advantage of their strength and selflessness and do not appreciate them as much as we should.

7. When people look up and smile at you for no reason at all.

Sometimes a stranger's smile is just what you need to lighten your mood or change your day.

8. Loss/hurt/disappointment.

Our struggles teach us lessons and allow us to become better people. Without pain, we would never be able to appreciate joy.

9. The bus driver/mailman/garbage man.

They do the jobs that are necessary for the proper function of society, but may not be all that glamorous.

10. The moment when two people and things connect.

When you meet someone new and instantly know you will become life long friends or when you finally understand why something happens.

11. When someone remembers something about you.

We all want to feel special, so when someone remembers a quirky little fact that you don't even remember you told them, it's like you are in that moment.

12. A perfect piece of nature.

An unpicked flower or a vibrant, green leaf. Nature's little miracles to show us that purity and beauty exist.

13. The moment when a word or quote changes your perspective.

Sometimes when I read a quote or listen to someone I admire speak, a little part of what is said sticks with me and becomes a part of my mantra.

14. Doodles.

Those little doodles that you find scribbled on a random notebook page or a little message someone you love has written for you to discover.

15. When you find something you've lost.

The best feeling in the world is when you discover something you thought was gone forever or you had forgotten about.

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