Appreciate

Acknowledge

Publicize

Pronounce

Reiterate

Exhult

Contribute

Impart

Acclaim

Talk about

Esteem

It’s simple, isn’t it?  Just a few words:

“I appreciate your kindness to me.”

“Wow, you did that really well.”

“No one does that like you do.”

“I see how much love and effort you put into this.”

“Thank you.”

“That meant the world to me.”

The difference between just another action or a sense of accomplishment, just another job well done or the healthy pride in it, just another day or a day filled with joy.

Cultivating Thankfulness with Ann Voskamp

#121 snail mail from a friend

#120 Wild flowers

#119 Chickpea chocolate cake

Linking up with God Bumps, The Better Mom, a Mama’s StoryBeneath the Surface and Denise in Bloom

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9 comments

  1. I need to hear more about this chickpea chocolate cake…

    As a counselor, so much of my time is spent trying to ingrain the theme of this post into people’s brains. Appreciating others makes a HUGE difference. Research shows to maintain a healthy relationship the ratio should be 5:1 between affirming and negative remarks. (Gottman Institute)

    Mary Beth
    newlifesteward.com

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  2. Equally important is too learn how to ACCEPT aprreciation and compliments…I have a tendency to blow them aside, like you aren’t worthy of praise, instead of just saying Thank You!! Have a great weekend! Laurel

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