Appreciation's a tricky thing isn't it - it can be bound up in social, geographical, cultural guidelines. Cracking the code can be tough: tip here, do NOT tip there, always say thank you, don't appear condescending. And it all has boiled down to the fact that I am going to try and be appreciative from my core for the next two weeks. I figure that while I will most likely make social gaffes and faux pas, if I am exuding how thankful I am that I can even experience this - hopefully that will get me through.
So - whether you choose to take on a blog, or a thank you note, or no demonstrative act at all - remember to be thankful in your spirit. I've decided that a lot of good will come from that!