The importance of displaying some gratitude to people who deserve it is well-known. But not many people truly practice what they preach. Some simple words can go a long way in appeasing someone who is important to you.
I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate. – Elbert Hubbard
Too many things and people in our lives are taken for granted. As we grow older and put the pieces of our meandering lives together, we sometimes tend to overlook the underlying importance of certain things and certain people in our lives who have contributed in shaping us into the person we are. Spare a moment for some positive thoughts for these people, as failure to do so could result in them eventually turning their back on you. Gratitude is a virtue that does not stem from simply giving out a thank you note, though such things certainly do not hurt. A ‘thank you’ is something that needs to be genuinely felt on the inside and expressed in the right way. Words of encouragement seem like one of those meaningless sentimental things that hold no relevance, but just think of the last time someone thanked you for something you did and the feelings it generated.
Man, by nature, is a social animal and nothing appeases him more, and nothing attaches him to a person more than some simple gratitude shown by the people around him who are close to him. The power of these simple words is so strong and so profound, that the mere mention of them makes people feel a strong and satisfying sense of contentment. Be it your parents, your friends, your boyfriend, your girlfriend, your spouse, your boss, your employee, a teacher, or simply someone who is doing his job and helping you; showing some genuine appreciation for that person can really make their day.
Appreciation Over the Internet
There are numerous email forwards that do the rounds that talk of how someone appreciates someone and thinks of them and all such things. The world of web and faster communication has somehow made this process a very simple one, granting one the opportunity to simply pass on a forward or add one as a friend in order to show some gratitude. This has resulted in a lack of any need whatsoever to even drop in a hello. Instead, try sending out some thank you gifts, or even try some verbally spoken wo
This is an escapist route, and instead of freeing us the, internet has shackled us more. Instead, try sending out some thank you gifts, or even some try some verbally spoken words and you will find that they work wonders.
For Parents and Friends
No matter what anyone says, it is a fact that they are molded into their present self because of their sparents. So it is always a good idea to show some gratitude to ones parents from time to time, and to remind them that they have done a good job raising you. After a while, friends take over in ones life, and they also play a huge role in keeping one entertained and grounded. They should also be thanked and appreciated for their inputs from time to time. Here are some common lines that you can use as inspiration.
Thank you for providing for me throughout the years and for giving me your unconditional love and support.
Your support has made me a strong and driven individual and I will forever be grateful and indebted to you for that.
I will never forget your influence on my life and I will always remember the good times that we had together.
Over the years we have had plenty of ups and downs, good times and bad, and I will always be glad that I had you around in my life.
This concept takes on a whole new meaning at a place of employment. Striving for new sources of motivation and inspiration, employees regularly seek recognition and encouragement in order to know that they are doing their job well. This creates a sense of camaraderie at the workplace and dispels any feelings of dissent. This cycle works both ways, as showing your appreciation to your boss also creates a good atmosphere.
As an employer it is very important for you to appreciate your workers and employees from time to time, as this gives them further motivation to continue their good work. It is often said that you should talk to your employees the way you want them to talk to your customers, so it definitely would not hurt to show them some appreciation and give them a pat on the back from time to time. Here are some useful examples.
You’re doing a good job here, and I want you to know that your presence and work are acknowledged and they are helping us reach our targets and goals.
You have been a valuable member of our team and we have noticed all the hard work you have put in. Keep it up.
Your attitude and work level suits us here, and we are glad that we chose to hire you over other candidates.
Occasionally, it is also a good idea for employees to show some gratitude to their employers and let them know how glad they are for getting an opportunity to showcase their talents. Something like this:
Thank you sir, for giving me the chance to fulfill my potential here.
Working in this organization has caused me to push myself positively, and I am all the better for it, and I hope that I can contribute to the success here in the long run as well.
I am grateful that you chose me ahead of the other candidates, because working here has opened up plenty of new avenues in my mind.
Think of some of these quotes for a friend, and be happy in the satisfaction that you have attempted to play your part. Some of these quotes may leave you instantly, but if a few of them stick in your mind, then the purpose of this article has been accomplished.
Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. – Voltaire
The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness. – The Dalai Lama
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than bread. – Mother Teresa
Reflect upon your present blessings – of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. – Charles Dickens
Don’t let the muggles get you down. – J.K. Rowling
We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. – Frederick Keonig
The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one. – Oscar Wilde
Remember, man does not live on bread alone: sometimes he needs a little buttering up. – John C. Maxwell
The difference between appreciation and flattery? That is simple. One is sincere and the other insincere. One comes from the heart out; the other from the teeth out. One is unselfish; the other selfish. One is universally admired; the other universally condemned. – Dale Carnegie
Realizing the importance of a simple thanks for the people around us represents an important stage of development in our lives. You do not expect children to be grateful for each and every important thing, but as grown adults, surely we can deduce its importance. It’s time to finally grow up and become a better human being.