The magic of appreciation!


Appreciation. This one word doesn’t seem special when read but when applied in practice it tends to create magic, and literally so! This piece of word when turned to action, plays a great role in boosting a person’s confidence. So what’s in it for you? Well, you have made someone’s day, for starters. And that person will never forget you when your genuine compliment boosted his confidence and he accomplished something. More importantly, you bring a smile on someone’s face. That’s a great feeling, let me assure you.

So how easy is to compliment someone? It’s quite simple, but one has to practice this to be good at it. Compliment your friend about the red dress she is wearing, appreciate your kid’s gesture of being helpful to a stranger, tell your wife how beautiful she is; be it any occasion or any person, the common thread is to be genuine. Because unless it is genuine, a compliment is not effective.

Another factor that increases the impact of your compliment is when you do it immediately after an action. If your appreciation comes too late, the effect is lesser than if it was done as soon as the action or task was accomplished.

My dad is a great inspiration for me in life: and when it comes to appreciation he is as prompt and as effective as one can be. It is from him that I learnt that appreciation builds not just one’s confidence but it also increases the person’s enthusiasm to work even more harder and efficiently. A simple appreciation builds not just helps the receiver’s personality but it also builds relationships.

If anyone helps you in any which way, do not forget to recognize his help and thank him. If someone is looking good, give her a compliment – it will boost her enthusiasm and builds positivity. The next time you find your kid help an elderly, appreciate his gesture so that he knows this is a good thing and he can build on this and grow into a helping person.

Appreciation should not be only for deeds done for you or for any help done to you. Selfless appreciation is the greates vitamin for one’s personality that can be. It helps bringing out the best in a person even more vividly.

So go on and make someone’s day!



5 responses to “The magic of appreciation!

  1. I’ve been to your blog 4 times my friend but this is the first time I am leaving my ‘print’ here! Just want to say you’re doing a good job. Although not everyone leaves comments, your blog is visited and appreciated!

    Whatever your dreams, DON’T GIVE UP!

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  3. This post was highlighted in the March 7 edition of Gratitude Watch.

    Thank you for promoting the value of gratitude.

    • I appreciate the work you are doing Daniel. Searching and showcasing articles related to Gratitude. Way to go! Cheers.

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