Appreciation??it can be effortless..
Appreciation is a wonderful thing. We all need it in our lives. Have you really ever wished that you were actually more appreciative? Here are some quick ways to remind yourself how important appreciation is.
The way I look at appreciation is that it is a gift from God - to give to us so we can grow and prosper and be happy. It comes in many forms. It can come in your actions, thoughts, and feelings. Regardless of which avenue you take to express your appreciation, it will be well received and valued.
One way you can express appreciation is to do things for someone for who they are and not just for what they produce (even if they produce). When you help a person get out of a bind, you help them to grow in a new way that they didn't experience before. That is one way you can appreciate a job well done. And, the feeling of pride you will evoke in them will make it feel worthwhile.
Another way you can appreciate the fruits of someone else's labors is to give them recognition in the form of a token. Whether you purchase a basketful of baked goods for a birthday or leave them with a handwritten thank-you note, you can show them that you appreciate their efforts. Again, it doesn't have to cost you anything. In fact, it might be the most inexpensive thing you do during the year.
A third method for showing your appreciation is through stories. Share with your family members or friends some of the most touching stories of the people in your life. As you read their stories, you will be able to remember those things that they did for you.
One way to really appreciate something is by telling it to others. You can give a funny story during Thanksgiving dinner or at the office party. There are so many times when you can share a funny story. Just be careful not to bring out the "bad boy" in any of your stories. It may only cause embarrassment.
An appreciation gift is another great way to show someone how much they mean to you. It can be as simple as flowers or an engraved card. It says so much more than a monetary gift. Flowers are certainly the most popular form of appreciation today.
Of course, giving a person an undeserved appreciation is never warranted. Always honor the person who has given you the most without needing to be prompted. And always remember to give the person who gave you your most valuable appreciation a token for their kindness and loyalty. It makes all the difference in the world!
Thanking people isn't always about showing them that you appreciate them. In fact, many people would rather receive a token instead of a thank you. If you don't want to give a gift, just saying thank you is acceptable. However, the best way to show someone that you appreciate them is by doing something nice for them.
For instance, this Thanksgiving why not host a house warming party for a couple that has been loyal to you for so long? Make it a classy affair and send each guest a gift. This is always a nice way to show appreciation. Not only will the person know that you appreciate them, but the gift will also make them feel special.
So how can you get others to appreciate you? One way is to give them more than they expect or hope for. If you buy them a gift on their birthday, that is one thing. Another great way to show people that you care is to volunteer to help them out. Helping those in need always shows people that you are thinking about them and that you care about the problem.
The key to remember is always to be sincere with your appreciation. If you give appreciation when you should, it is not genuine. Show your appreciation to people who deserve it, and give it in a sincere, heartfelt way. It will always go a long way!