How To Appreciate The People In Your Life
In a poll involving over 2000 Americans, 60% admitted to showing gratitude towards people who go out of their way to do something nice for them. Undoubtedly, there are people in your life who do much for you, and it makes sense to want to do something good in return to preserve memories. Whether family, friends, or a loved one, appreciating them is the way to go. Therefore, if you don’t know how to make them feel recognized, below are a few ideas. In the long run, it’s the thought that counts.
1. Be there for them
Sometimes, making people feel appreciated is not entirely about buying a physical gift. Instead, it is about the deliberate efforts taken to spend time with them. It is also about the physical closeness, the frequent phone calls to check on them, and any other deliberate action that displays how often you have them in mind. Again, show up at their special events, remember their birthdays, or offer to perform a chore for them. Action, they say, speaks louder than words, and that is what you should be aiming for. Moreover, in many cases, people appreciate efforts that cannot be quantified.
2. Design a handwritten “Thank You” card
If you thought this was just something kids do, you thought wrong. A self-designed ‘thank you’ card can be done by anyone, regardless of age. It also means that you value them enough to spend time out of your busy schedule to create a card purposely for them. Indeed, the handwritten card should not necessarily be for a special occasion. It can be delivered at any time, mainly because the primary purpose is to express gratitude for something they did. Moreover, in the era of the internet and typing, it would be nice to put pen to paper, in a literal sense. Let them know the specifics of what you value about them and how much of a difference they make in your life.
Again, it is the thoughtfulness that makes all the difference. Your loved one is not expecting you to be a grand artist (you’re probably not) with this handwritten card. Your job is to put into words how much you love them and to acknowledge their positive actions towards you. How do you go about it then? Fortunately, there are several blank ‘Thank You’ cards in gift shops around the country. You will also find others on online shops that you can order. Another option you may want to consider is to create a love book.
3. Pay the kindness forward
One good turn deserves another. In this case, however, that ‘good turn’ can be paid forward. In other words, someone else could benefit from the kindness. You can do this through volunteerism or giving to charity. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to let your ‘benefactor’ know that you’re taking these actions as a way to pay the kindness forward. They couldn’t be prouder to know that their actions impacted you so positively.
Indeed, there are several ways to value the people in your life without necessarily making it seem like spending huge sums is the only form of appreciation. Kindness and appreciation are signs of humanity, and you can never give or receive too much of them.
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