"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it."
Your gratitude is a gift because it has so much to offer other people. It holds an immense amount of value. Do you remember the last time someone went out of their way to tell you that they genuinely respect and appreciate you? How did that make you feel? Well you hold that opportunity, and can deliver that gift to someone else just by expressing the way you feel.
I’m actually going to go a step further and say this - it’s selfish to hold onto your gratitude. The world needs your love and compassion. Your expressing gratitude to someone else creates an energetic ripple that influences them, and affects their next interactions, which then goes on to affect more people. Gratitude, positivity, and deep appreciation are contagious, but it all needs to start somewhere. You are the epicenter, and if we all individually committed to expressing gratitude more often the world truly would be a better place, I have no doubt about it.
“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”