Appreciation is a word that can be expressed by use of other words or it can be as simple as “Thank You” likewise it could be expressed through our actions – when we present a gift or an award, give a postcard, host a lunch or dinner just to name a few.
It is a word that allows us to show others how much we value them and what they do or have done for us.
Sometimes however, we can take people for granted not showing them the appreciation and recognition they deserve. We are all guilty of this at some point or another. The thing is to recognise this and make things better.
As parents, when our children do good deeds whether for us or others even when they do their chores well we should thank them and recognise the good they have done.
As children, we have a tendency to sometimes forget that our parents do and have done a lot to provide and care for us over the years. It takes a special human being to love, care and nurture another human being with the hope and expectation that he or she would grow up, be happy and independent. Those of us fortunate to be blessed with such parents or guardians should always be grateful and more importantly tell and show them.
As couples, we should always acknowledge the good each person does no matter how big or small. No one likes to feel like what they do is insignificant. We all have a role to play and all the roles are important. This ‘team’ is only as strong as its players.
As employers, we should never take it for granted that our employees are paid to do their jobs and thus they must do it well. The fact is, an unhappy and unappreciated employee will do just enough not to get fired while a happy and appreciated employee will more than likely go that extra mile without hesitation, if required.
As employees, we should be grateful that we have jobs and an income to help care for our families especially in times where unemployment is a reality for many others. Although some of us may not be working in our dream jobs with the best co-workers or boss, we should still be appreciative for being blessed with it.
As human beings, we need to be more forthcoming with words of appreciation to each other. When we receive, excellent or good customer service we should acknowledge it not just highlight when the service is bad. It does not matter if it’s the mail carrier, waiter, store clerk, cashier, bag packer or pharmacist – appreciation is appreciation.
More often than not, it is the little things we say and do that can touch the hearts of the people we are trying to say “thank you” to. Value the little things that people do for you just as much as the big because you never know when the little things are going to make a world of difference.
Thank you for stopping by. Hope you’re making today a great one.