Sam Radford

July 6, 2022

Telling people you appreciate them

Reflecting on my own life, too much gratitude and appreciation goes unspoken.

I think it. But I don’t say it.

And unexpressed gratitude and appreciation is a pretty useless thing.

Why do I hold back?

Pride, perhaps. Not wanting to appear vulnerable. 

But it’s also just habit. Or lack of it.

The more I do something, the more I start to do that thing more.


But I know I have to stop worrying about ‘cultivating a habit’. It starts with a single action. I only need worry about that single thing I could do today.

Who could I say thank you to? Who can I let know that I appreciate them?


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About Sam Radford

Husband, father, lover of books, writer, tech geek, sports fan, and pragmatic idealist from Sheffield, England.