I loved reading the responses to the “what do you like about your job?” post. We traffic so frequently in bad workplace situations here that reading about positive elements was a nice change of pace.
I have a step 2 to propose: Why not tell whoever’s responsible for the thing you cited how much you appreciate it? If you love your coworkers, tell them and tell them why. If your boss is great, tell her what she does that you appreciate (believe me, she probably rarely hears it). If it’s some particular aspect of your job, mention to your manager how much you love that; you just may get more of it thrown you way in the future, or even end up on a path that fits in more strongly with what you love. You get the idea.
We so rarely tell people this sort of thing, and people so appreciate hearing it.
(This wasn’t my intention from the beginning, by the way — I wasn’t tricking you into some kind of exercise in voicing appreciation. But reading over all the responses, I was struck by how nice it might be for people to hear this.)