We all have those times when someone we know steps up and does something amazing for us. It might be some great advice, a shoulder to cry on, an understanding hug. It may even be a very generous birthday present, an impromptu gift, a silly song sung together. Whatever it is, that person deserves your gratitude. So often we are grateful for someone but scared to show them how much we appreciate them. More than likely this is based on assumptions of the future and a lack of self confidence. Don’t be shy. So what if they turn out to be an asshole next week or they disappear out of the country two months later, in that moment they brought joy, hope or happiness into your life. Celebrate that. Tell them how they made you feel. ‘You did something really nice for me and I am so thankful for you’. Just do it. Send a message, write a letter or make a phone call. It doesn’t matter how, it just matters that you do, without any expectation or thought of what comes next. Feel and show appreciation, gratitude and love for those that are there for you.