Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Just Give Thanks; the Importance of Appreciation & Gratitude

Sometimes we become so busy we forget the importance  of saying "you are appreciated", "I was just thinking of you" or just "Thank You" in both our professional and personal lives.

By acknowledging  someone's value, you show someone not feeling valued how much you  appreciate them.
Lack of acknowledgment can negatively impact any relationship and by the same token, any relationship can be improved when you acknowledge someone's efforts.
Saying "thank you","great dinner", or "I love the way you....." says I recognize your efforts, support encouragement.
Recognition, appreciation and gratitude can strengthen your relationships as well as offset arguments  & conflict.
Apply appreciation to all your relationships.
Show an employee that constantly exceeds your expectations or customer service rep that goes the extra distance to help solve a problem that you see their efforts. Take the opportunity to brighten someone's day while strengthening  your relationships with a "thank you" or "I appreciate you".
Not only does it make them feel good but you as well.
If you concentrate on finding good in every situation you will find that your life will be suddenly filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.
It doesn't take much to make someone feel valued!

By the way, gift baskets, careboxes and personalcarepaks are an excellent, cost effective way to do this, but a simple statement works as well!

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