I have always been a grateful girl, but I have made a conscious effort to be more vocal about it by saying thank you more often. I think it began during and after my divorce when people began to reach out and help me not because they had to but because they wanted to. I wasn’t used to being helped. I had become used to doing everything myself with a big smile on my face just so no one knew I might be struggling. I had learned not to ask for help because it would not be readily forthcoming and usually filled with resentment.