Even though we aren’t yet where we want to be or we don’t have what we want, it’s important to be thankful for how far we’ve come and for what we do have. Step by step and piece by piece, we build the relationships that form our ensembles. Show your appreciation. Decide to be an appreciative person. The greatest part about building relationships is that we have to earn those relationships--the others are not required to interact with us. If you’re thankful for them, they just might be thankful for you and your contributions.