After considering all this focus on showing gratitude to the people you work with I started to wonder, what about the gratitude we show (or don’t show) outside the workplace? What about the strangers who wait an extra second to hold the door open for you, or stop what they’re doing and help out when they see you struggling? Even more importantly, what about the people closest to us? So often we don't make the extra effort to truly show gratitude for the sacrifices that our friends and family make for us on a daily basis, no matter how big or small. We take for granted those people that care about us the most. Showing a little appreciation can make a world of difference in fostering new relationships and strengthening old ones.