Spread Holiday Cheer: Making Sure to Show Appreciation and Be Appreciated
It was time, I was writing my third editorial for the my journalism midterms. The night was still young, but I was hard-pressed to think of any good ideas. So I did what I usually do when I hit a bump in the road and took a break to chat with my parents a bit about what I was working on. I had hoped to get some good ideas from them and maybe write about something we had talked about. My previous two articles were about a small annoyance at school and video games, so they didn’t really have any knowledge on what I had written thus far. However, they still took time out of what they were doing, muted the TV, looked up from whatever they were distracted with, to help me. Even when my parents don’t have a single idea as to what I should do, they still offer me some help, and it’s the thought that counts. They are trying their best. During this holiday season I think it is very important to show appreciation for those who help you. Family, friends, peers, teachers, everyone. Anyone worth anything, regardless of their qualifications will help you to the best of their ability if you truly need them. It’s also important to strive to be like those people, try to be the best version of yourself. Help others, even if it’s a small thing like holding the door for someone. Don’t limit yourself to the small tasks though, the best way to show someone you appreciate them is to see a complicated favor through to its end, and making sure you did your best to help. So make sure that the people like that, get the appreciation they deserve, and make sure that to the best of your ability you do the same to them. Spread happiness and holiday cheer, people.