This is a tough one for me to answer. Like everyone else, I’m appreciated for normal things; holding the door open, cleaning peoples’ backyards at work or just being a paying customer at Starbuck’s.
Obviously, the question has more to do with the things we take pride in being thanked for. I’d like to be appreciated for being attentive and honest, and making time for others. That does happen every now and then and I feel like I’m a better person for it. I like getting a sense for how other people experience the world and I think it’s why I ask questions about them.