Why can't people take no for an answer? For some time, I've been showing my friends my appreciation for being in my life by doing little things. Small things like buying them lunch to large things like buying them a watch they wanted on their birthday. The reason I do these things is to show them that there are people that do love them; that do care for them; that wants what's best for them. And that they are the most special people in my life and I want to show them how I feel about them. Every day they always ask me what can they do for me. I always say no. I don't want anything from them.
We may not have a lot of friends but the ones we do have should do something that shows that we do appreciate them. Let's be honest, we can be handful mentally and emotionally. Most people will just walk away, but there are the few that stick around. And if they're willing to stick with us through the good times and bad, then we need to do something nice. So the next time you see your friends, do a small gesture that shows them your appreciation. Nothing too flashy like a trip to Vegas (That's too much). Something like offering them to buy them lunch or even a small gift like a box of chocolates. Just the smallest gesture of kindness will make their day. (Works for the ladies! - Trust Me)
Here's the catch: DO NOT EXPECT ANYTHING IN RETURN! I'm not saying this to tell you that they won't appreciate you doing something for them. All I'm saying is that if you are going to do something, you shouldn't expect them to pay you back or return the favor. If you go in with that mindset, then the gesture loses its meaning and you're doing it for the wrong reason. You should only do it because you want to thank them for being in your life.
My friends asked me what I wanted for Christmas. What I want for my Birthday. What can they do to show their appreciation for all the things I have done for them. And I always give them the same answer, NO. I don't want them to do anything for me. The only thing I really want from them is their happiness and their company. That's all I want and that is more than enough. But I know they'll still do it. This is an uphill battle. And I'm losing.