Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Learning the Art of Appreciation

Learning about appreciation is important for anyone who wants to live a fulfilling life. Appreciation is about giving value to everything around you and everything that is happening to you. It is about knowing how and when to be grateful for your blessings. Learning the art of appreciation is easy to do with these simple tips:

Say thank you whenever possible. If you receive a gift or got a compliment, say thank you to the other person. Send a note or a simple text message to show your appreciation. If you got a prayer answered, then a silent thank you would suffice. The key here is to learn how to say thank you and to always feel grateful. The more thankful we are, the more blessings we receive.

Acknowledge other people’s contribution in your life. No man is an island. For us to accomplish all of our dreams, we need other people. If we know how to show these people how much we value them, then they would also be willing to help you back. No man is rich enough to not need anything, and no man is poor enough to not have something to give. If given the chance to give back, give back. That is called the law of reciprocity.

Being appreciative of your blessings need not be grandiose. It can be simple as long as it is sincere and heartfelt. It is the thought that is important. More so, choose to appreciate people more than things. We can value material things we own, but it is the people around us that matters most.

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