When we appreciate and support the great deeds of others, we make them feel good and boost their desire to do more good work. Appreciation means to show our gratitude, recognition of the quality, value, significance, or magnitude of people and things. Learning to appreciate others can help us live a better life and become a better person.
Ralph Marston once said “make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.”
When you appreciate your loved ones, you build a bond of trust and love in the relationship.
Appreciating someone does not make you less important or inferior. Your words of appreciation reveal your humble and generous nature. By appreciating others, your value does not depreciate! On the contrary, you look good in the eyes of others.
In fact appreciation of others is one of the greatest quality of a good leader. How would you feel if your supervisor say to you “I know we had a tight deadline for the proposal, but I appreciate that you have put in the extra effort to make sure it got out on time; thank you.” Of course you will feel happy and valuable in that institution.
In his article in the Harvard Business Review Tony Schwartz discussed that people who often find it difficult to appreciate others; are also likely to find it difficult to appreciate themselves.
Who would you appreciate ?
In this first month of the new year say “thank you” to your loving friend who threw you a surprise birthday party; to a partner who is always there for you; to your mum who cooked a lovely meal; to your Dad who helped you do homework, to a colleague who helped you achieve the office deadline, to people who believe in you, to your brothers, sisters etc.
Do not keep it in you; go and express your appreciation to these peoples; as feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Arthur Ward
Personally, I am fortunate to have you as one of my esteem readers. With kindness, love and appreciation we can make the world a better place for many more people. Thank you.
Thanks for this message its good to show appreciation. I will make it a habit in all things. Thank you.
You are welcome Lawal