Appreciation saves and keeps important relationships in our lives. It is very easy to get overwhelmed with life that we fail to practice gratitude. Because of this, we feel tired and incomplete, when in fact, there is a lot to be thankful for each day.
As the holiday season approaches, it is good to reflect on our relationships with others, especially with the people we love. Are you expressing your gratitude to your family and friends? Do you take time to thank a colleague who’s always there to help you with your work or business? Then, maybe we can also ponder on the things that are going on in our lives. Are you recognizing the good things that you have? Now, whether your answer is a yes or a no, practice appreciation more often and make it a year-round habit. The power of appreciation is limitless – it makes us and the people we love happier and more fulfilled.
Ways to Show Appreciation
There are certainly many ways to show appreciation. You can start within yourself and then spread the good vibes outwards. Here are some tips to express how you appreciate your God-given life and other people around you.
- Keep a gratitude journal and begin and end each day writing what you are grateful for.
- Thank someone daily for the good deeds that they have done for you or for a loved one.
- Highlight the best moment of your day every day.
- Value the most important things in life and spend more time with them – that is your family.
- Remember past challenges so you will feel thankful for the present.
- Be in the now so you can be aware of the many wonderful things and people that you have right now.
Appreciation Saves Relationships
What you don’t appreciate, depreciates.
I suddenly felt the need to be more appreciative of my blessings no matter how small they are when I first heard of this line. It is very true, right? When we take people and blessings for granted, they tend to draw apart from us. Our relationships fail. Our lives become complicated because we overlook God’s blessings. So, if you are currently facing problems with your personal relationships and even your relationship with yourself, know that appreciation can be very powerful. Be the bigger person to reach out to loved ones who you may be disconnected with lately. Tell them how thankful you are for all that they do and for their presence in your life. This selfless gesture can change the state of your relationships from awful to a new start…
Remember, life is too short to spend it alone simply because you don’t understand the value of appreciation.