Appreciation..

ap·pre·ci·a·tion:

  1. 1.recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities of someone or something.
    • gratitude

Do you know how truly powerful the sentence, “You are appreciated” is? Having someone tell you that they appreciate you is one of the best feelings in the world. It can literally turn a crap day into a great day!!

Most of the time, people do things for others without expecting anything in return. But even still, hearing a “thank you” or something similar makes a huge impact. If you repeatedly do things for someone and never hear a thank you, or even receive an acknowledgment, eventually your yearn to do things for that person is going to stop.

Being acknowledged for even the smallest things can mean the most. “Hey, I noticed that you did such and such. Thank you!” That’s it. That’s literally all it takes. You don’t have to make a big spectacle out of it. A simple “thank you” is sufficient. Let them know that you noticed and you appreciate whatever it was that they did.

Just say thank you. Appreciate everyone: your kids, your parents, the grocery clerk, the bagger, your kids’ teacher, your doctor, the janitor, the waitress, the mailman, the garbage man, your delivery driver, your friends, your boss, your co-workers, your online community, the lady at the bank, your landlord, strangers.. and especially yourself.

Everyone needs to feel appreciated. No one is better than anyone. Every single person contributes to society, in one way or another. Gratitude goes a long way. Being grateful for people, places, things, etc., can add joy to every aspect of your life. When you start appreciating the things around you, you’ll begin to notice just how much there is to be grateful for.

Appreciate what you have, before it becomes what you had.

What are you grateful for?

How often do you say thank you?

Does it ‘hurt’ when someone doesn’t thank you or show appreciation for something you have done? What do you do in those situations?

2 Comments

  1. I appreciate you. Your pieces lighten my day. I am a very thankful person, so I probably say it too much. It does hurt sometimes but then I think: ‘why should somebody thank me, for what should be a thankless job’. I should just be the me I want to be and forget about all the angst that comes with not being thanked. I really do appreciate your writing though, you are so talented 🙂

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  2. Thank you!! I appreciate the kind words.. truly!! I also say thank you a lot, but it just comes naturally. I grew up in a house that had to use manners. And I agree that it’s not as bad not hearing thank you in most situations, but there are some instances where I just don’t understand how or why it’s so hard to say it. I don’t even know if that makes sense. lol

    But anyway, thank you again!! I appreciate you more than you know for continuously coming back here to read my shenanigans!! ☺️

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