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12 People In Your Life Who Don't Always Get The Credit They Deserve

Let's take a moment to appreciate those we often take for granted. At MassMutual our policyowners are the top priority.

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2. The loyal friend who was at your doorstep, rain or shine.


"Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything."

―Muhammad Ali

5. The honorable bus driver who always got you there on time, even on the days you were running late!

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"Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well."


7. The dutiful letter carrier who knows that snail mail makes you happier than anything.

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"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds."

―Herodotus, translated by Prof. George Herbert Palmer

9. The brave ones who serve and protect us from harm.

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"My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place — police, firefighters, and members of our armed forces."

―Sidney Sheldon

10. The friendly stranger who held the elevator door for you.


"Stranger, if you passing meet me and desire to speak to me, why should you not speak to me? And why should I not speak to you?"

―Walt Whitman

11. The innovative chef who whipped up that special dish that makes you giddy.

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“Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.”

―Mark Twain

12. The trusty janitor who makes sure everything is spick-and-span.

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"I've seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives."

―Tracy Chapman

Show your gratitude to those who deserve it. At MassMutual, it's the policyowners who matter most.

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