In a world that is becoming more and more self-centered, a little appreciation for one another will go a long way towards realizing, “it is not about me.” Recognizing that our life does not revolve around us, nor does the sun rise and set when we do, will make us more grateful of others. Studies show that people who are grateful, are happier people.
Appreciation is merely an outward extension of gratitude. We can be grateful on the inside, in our hearts, but when we actually express our gratitude, it shows up in the form of appreciation. So take a moment to think about who you are grateful for and then take another step — show a little appreciation.
This step of appreciation can be a simple gesture like a card or a text. It could be a phone call that expresses sincere thanks. Other small gift ideas are a helium balloon, a few special treats, or a homemade dish. The gesture doesn’t have to be big to make a big impact.
Think about the people in your life that you are grateful for and show them a little appreciation!
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