Thanksgiving comes every year, reminding us that we should be thankful for everything in our lives. But shouldn’t we be thankful every day of our lives? It’s easy to think of, but hard to actually show how thankful we are.

So here’s my guide: 5 ways to not only show how thankful you are this Thanksgiving, but show how thankful you are every single day.

Random Act of Kindness: Do a random act of kindness. Whether it be for your mom, your significant other, your best friend or your co-worker, do something out-of-the-ordinary. Buy their favorite treat or take them out to lunch.

Write a Note: My favorite thing to do is leave little notes for the people in my life. Leave just a tiny note to the people you care about saying you hope they have a good day or that you love them. It always surprises me how much someone can appreciate just a little written reminder that you care.

Give a Hug: Go give someone a hug. It’s amazing how much a tiny, seconds-long action can mean to someone. This simple act is perfect for reminding someone that you’re thankful they are in yourl life.

Use Your Words: You know that saying, “Actions speak louder than words”…that might be true in some cases, but not every case. Don’t always assume that people must just “know” you’re thankful because you do things for them, go TELL them. Sometimes the people in your life need verbal reminders of how amazing they are. It’s crazy how much a simple 5-minute conversation can affect someone—for the better.

Love, love, love: Always and forever remember to love. Love people always and remind them that  you're always there for them. Remember not only to use your actions, but use your words. Do a random act of kindness, give them a hug and remind them every single day—not just this Thanksgiving—that you are thankful they are in your life.