Last night, a friend was sharing with us about a gift she received this past week. After 15 years of teaching public school, she was given a token of appreciation: a ceramic coffee mug emblazoned with the name of the school district.
In disbelief, we all laughed at her (mis)fortune. I mean, if 15 years of service are equal to a $4 mug, what can she look forward to in another 15? A picture frame? Maybe a CD case? Or – if she's lucky – a travel alarm clock?
It's the Monday before Thanksgiving, and for those of us in the US, Thursday will be a time where we'll (hopefully) spend at least a handful of minutes being thankful for something. And, if we're so bold, we'll tell special people in our lives thank you for the role they've played in our existence, success or journey.
So then why is it so hard to say appropriately thank you sometimes? Is it because...