Because no one wants to feel taken for granted.
All the other stuff about how being grateful
Is “smart” because it makes you feel better
Or helps you see the world in a new light
Should really be the secondary purpose of thanksgiving.
Because, the essence of thanks
Is seeing and acknowledging others
For what they have done
And for who they are.
For their sake.
It should be enough to say thank you
Simply coz you care.