First is pharmacy. You get a script and you want to get it filled or you have a burning health question but don't want to make appointment with your doctor. Pharmacy is the place to go. Pharmacists are regarded valuable only when they answer your questions but they are looked upon as "pill-pushers" in most other times when you get your scripts filled. Either way, they deserve your gratitude as they provide a service for free.
Sure, you say "thanks" as courtesy but do you mean it? They offer their advice and knowledge for free but many people want to push for the answers they want to hear. For example, you want to know if something natural can cure your diabetes without medications. Pharmacists say there're not really a lot of clinical evidences to support that claim. So, no, you still need to get your medications. You don't think that is the real truth. You say thanks but you secretly think that pharmacists are in cahoot with the big pharmaceutical companies. Then, you go on internet and look for source that support that false hope.
You think I make this up? It happens every day in the pharmacy. You get your script filled but it takes one hour and your copay isn't less than $10. How can it be? Maybe you should talk to pharmacists and strike a deal without knowing or knowing that they have absolutely zero control over your insurance plan and how much you pay.
I guess nobody sees anything wrong with this picture. There are a lot though. Pharmacists today need a doctorate degree to work. So, just for the pure knowledge alone, they should be respected. Heck, an engineer has more respect than a pharmacist. Do you yell at your mechanic when your car is not working? No, you actually treat them nicely and even give them tips. You know what pharmacists usually get? Yells and disrespect. Do you know when you go to the pharmacy, you only pay for the drugs, not the service? Now can you see the injustice?
If you travel to other countries, health care professionals are always treated with respect, pharmacists included. They are the ones that know what drugs you shouldn't be on and they're the ones that help you to get your health back in shape. Without the corp orates' control breathing down their neck, most pharmacists actually envy or enjoy the working environment in other countries. When you ask any community pharmacist about what makes their job good, most will answer the good customers, the ones that say thanks sincerely. It's an exchange, you get service, pharmacists get gratitude. And in turn, they feel grateful for having such good customers and they bend backwards to help you.
Second field I know of is tarot reading. When I was first exposed to this field in Asia, every reader never set a price. The seeker would come and ask a question and would pay after he/she gets the answer. How much? Not a mere $1. It was usually five times the amount you pay for a bowl of soup in restaurant (at least in Vietnam) for minimum. That's approximately $50 for standard living difference.
You know what readers usually get here? If they read for free or for donation, they either get zero feedback or a few dollars. Why? Because this is a side of life that although it's enjoyable and curious for its own mystery, people are either afraid (of pictured cards, yes) or think it's all bulls. Well, it's for entertainment, you pay to see a movie, whether it's good or bad, but you want to get a service for free? Might as well get it from computer generated website. A genuine reader takes time and effort and his/her own money to invest in good deck of cards (usually several decks to find the one that resonates the most).
A tarot reading is a valuable service. Most people seek out a reading when they have a lot on their minds. A reading might not give you a prediction (most don't) for future (as future isn't set in stone) but it gives you a chance to see things in different perspectives. It can uplift your spirit and might give your head a chance to clear. A reading takes time and energy to do. When nothing is returned from the seeker side, a reader will eventually feel drained. Then even though they just want to read the cards for others, a value of money has to be set to balance this. But a good relationship will always make a reading ten times better.
What's the point of this post? We often talk about gratitude but I want to point out that most people don't practice it in every day life. We usually take a lot of things for granted like love, luck, chance, money until we don't have it anymore. For some services that we get on every day life, we also underestimate value and take it for granted. Any ordinary thing has its own value. When the recipient is at the receiver end of the taking granted action, especially if the recipient is a stranger to you, this affects him/her more deeply than you think. Just think of yourself when you're at work and no one appreciates you, you'll feel discouraged and unmotivated eventually. Some people are self-centered and only take without giving back, they're energy and psychological vampires. But most try to be generous as this is one of core positive value. So here's a post to call out people to appreciate your every day healers (physical and spiritual) and appreciate what they do. Be kind to others and good things will come back to you.
So go out, experience things, appreciate the ordinary value and express your gratitude.