But it's not enough. A day is not enough for any of us- Mother's day, Father's day, Grandparent's day, Administrative Assistant's day, Boss's day, Teacher appreciation day (or week). Why do we need a designated day for appreciation when all of us work hard every single day to do what we do, to fulfill the roles we assume?
What would the world be like if we took the 2 seconds to sincerely thank each person who did things for us as we moved through our days? What if everyone received the appreciation they deserved every day, if we each took the time to see each other as human beings, recognizing that all of us are doing the best we can in this world with what life has handed us? Would we all feel more appreciated? More recognized and valued by those we touch? More seen?
If we each expressed gratitude to others 10% more each day, what would that do for us as a society?
The amazing news is that when we express gratitude for and to others, WE feel happier. WE feel more optimistic about our lives. And of course, we build better relationships with those to whom we express that gratitude. It just takes a bit of awareness, noticing those who do the things for us we often take for granted. And maybe a little more energy. But what we get in return far outweighs the expenditure.
You can only control your own actions, but your actions can make a difference.