When I walked across the parking lot to our community workout room at 5 AM this morning, I felt a surge of thankfulness for the men who had woken up even earlier than I had to clear a path through the mounds of snow that had accumulated over the last 24 hours.
That got me thinking about people who do amazing things every day and never get enough thanks (or compensation). So here are my thank yous, albeit inadequate, to some of these wonderful people:
- Thank you mom for nursing me, waiting up for me, and showing me how to relax.
- Thank you dad for taking me running, teaching me about personal finance, and living simply enough.
- Thank you teachers for instilling a love of learning and helping raise my child!
- Thank you nurses for working during the holidays to provide care to those in need.
- Thank you cleaning crew for making sure that I have a clean office every morning.
- Thank you garbage collectors for picking up and processing our trash.
- Thank you server at Louise’s for bringing us food and drink.
- Thank you cashier at the Co-op for your greeting and friendly smile.
Why is it so hard to take a second to look somebody in the eye and say “I appreciate what you do.” I need to do more of that.
Who do you want to thank?