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I’ve been thinking about appreciation a lot recently.

As we move through life we care about different things to varying degrees. What once seemed like the main priority, the crux of your life might, in ten years, become insignificant. School worries are replaced with university issues that are subsumed by work stress – until you start a family. As a kid I appreciated rolling pennies down the shopping centre and chasing after them. These days I appreciate a decent gin bar. In amongst all that change some things are constant and we must find the time to always be grateful for those things, those people, the good times.

If we are lucky, we have people around us who make it worthwhile getting out of bed every day. People who put a smile on our faces and hold the pieces of ourselves together when times get tough. Friends, family, colleagues, in all walks of life there are people we must remember to appreciate.

A simple thank you.

Making them a cup of tea.

A hug.

It costs nothing to show how grateful we are and it means the world to be told. In the paraphrased words of Beyoncé, no one wants to feel like they’re being walked all over.

Who do you appreciate? Be sure to let them know.