A simple uttering of “thank you” can go along way in changing a person’s mood.
Appreciation is a way of saying to someone that you are happy for the effort he/she made towards something done for you. It is a way of easing off someone’s pain of having done something for you. Appreciation is glory. People misread our intentions when we fail to appreciate them. They come off with things to say about you and unnecessary criticism. Appreciation also goes a long way to soften a harsh tone, it quiets the mind most times and paints a good image about you.
When we show gratitude towards people, they tend to do more. They feel they can do more and most times ignore how much effort you put in lending a helping hand. Unfortunately, appreciation is less valued nowadays. People use excuses to neglect a “thank you”. People only appreciate you when they feel that there is a need to do so. Gratitude is only shown to those that we receive from. It has to be mutual to be given. That is how we believe it should be,but we are wrong.
Set your self free by appreciating yourself and the people around you. The truth is that when you appreciate someone or something you see the beauty in he/she/it. You place value on people and things that you appreciate, not just once but often. You grasp humility without fear when you say a simple “thank you”.
This was what I learnt today. I appreciate you all once more for coming this far with me, your thoughts and words has kept me going.
It is the 21st day and I am wondering what you’ve been up to. Please leave your thoughts in the comment box below. Thank you.
Dyna Ekwueme Copyright, 2015.