A sincere “thank you” is powerful and goes beyond just having good manners. People take everyday little miracles for granted. How often are you thankful for waking up, being in good health, or having food and clean water? How often do you tell the people you love how grateful you are to have them in your life? Today I'd like to say how grateful I am for a special person in my life, my best friend.
Back in high school I was ridiculously awkward, never popular or outgoing. When I went in blind freshman year at Central Michigan University I never expected to meet the best friend I never knew I needed. She is one of the few people in my life that have helped me overcome the limitations I had put on myself. She accepted me, in all my awkwardness, and helped me open up. Always a true friend, someone I could always look to in my corner. Her friendship has never wavered, even in my darkest times of withdrawal from the world. She has shown me what friendship really means and I am only a good friend because of what she has taught me.
I practice gratitude on a daily basis but today I am especially grateful for the wonderful people in my life. To all of my special friends, co-workers and family: please accept my gratitude and send it back out into the world by practicing gratitude today (and everyday!).
Take away from this post: Be grateful for what you love in your life. Simple as that.