If you have been on the end of someone’s appreciation then you would know how good it feel when someone tells you that you have done a great job. You may have done just a little thing, but the gratitude that you’re giving out weighs any time or effort that you have put in.
Maybe you are the opposite of that, and are feeling under appreciated for all the hard work that you have been doing, feeling that everyone has taken you for granted.
I’ve been on both sides, but I must say the amount of emotional energy that you put into feeling under appreciated is certainly not worth it. So I stopped worrying about expecting gratitude for anything that I do no matter how big it is, and concentrate on the great things that others do that make my life all the better.
How often have you been the one that shows your appreciation to someone? You might be the type of person that is always looking for a thank you, but how often do you initiate them yourself? Trust me it is always better to give then receive!
So I give you a task for today, in fact every single day, is to look for all the good things that others have done, and say simply Thank You!
You can say thank you in many ways, from saying the words “thank you I appreciate what you have done”, to giving them cards, or buying them a small token of your appreciation. Just a friendly smile sometimes is more then enough to make someone’s day that extra special.
You could go even further and donate your time to a great cause, like helping the homeless or an elderly retirement village, or a simple thing like listening to your children’s class read at school. It doesn’t have to be big, it’s just taking that extra little time out from your day to day activities and saying thank you.
If you don’t say thank you often to your wife/husband/partner or your children, then you should look for all the little things that they do to make you smile, and tell them. It will make you feel good, and most of all it will make them feel good about themselves.
Don’t expect people just to do things for you because it’s their job to do it. Make them feel as if you appreciate every thing they have done, from the person who packs your groceries, work colleagues, your children’s teachers, even your Mom and Dad. Nothing feels better then being appreciated for what you have done.
If you want to live a life full of Happiness, then you need to be thankful for being alive, and loving this world that is around you.
From little things big things will grow, and there’s nothing better then making a smile grow on someone’s face for showing your appreciation.
By the way, thank you so much for reading this post, it does mean so much to me that you are taking time out of your busy life to sit down and spend time reading what I have written just for you.