Sometimes I can be actually pretty cold to people, or the biggest mistake I commit is actually assuming people know I care about them, or I actually like them. But actually some people think that being thnakfull, means actually saying ‘thanks’ for whatever action they think they deserve those words.
When we are kids we are thought that we must say ‘thanks’ after everyhting, and the more you actually say ‘thanks’ the most it loses it actual sense. I believe in the power of actions, and not the words.
So what I actually do to show my friends my appreciation, maybe if they lent me $5, next time I will buy something with a higher price. If they help me in a HW, I will make sure I can help them with the HW of another subject.