18 October 2009

Appreciation Goes a Long Way.

I wanted to add this link to an article on Brazen Careerist about how A Little Appreciation Goes A Long Way. I thought it related well to my previous article about how its the little things in life that count because frankly, I think appreciation is forgotten far too often.

When is the last time you received a personal hand-written thank you note?

When was the last time someone even looked you in the eye and genuinely thanked you for something you had done for them?

I think appreciation is really important. Not only does it make your day when someone acknowledges all the hard work you have been putting into something. But I think it also makes them happier because sincerely thanking someone makes you think about just how much/what they have done for you and realizing that there are people in the world benevolent enough to do something for you is fantastic.
A priest once told me that saying thank you is an acknowledgement that you have been loved. As in someone loved you enough to do something for you, and you thanked them for that love. I think that's a really important thing to remember, especially in times as hard as these, that you really should thank those that do things for you because a little appreciation goes a long way.

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