Ways to show appreciation. Appreciation is the act of acknowledging something valuable or important. It could be something that someone has done or something that makes you feel appreciative.
According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, appreciation is a feeling or expression of admiration, approval, or gratitude. There are several ways to show appreciation to loved ones, colleagues, and employees, in short, everyone. Practice, they say, makes perfect: the more we practice it, the sooner it becomes part of us.
Showing appreciation can go a long way. It makes one feel valued and appreciated. It is important to respect people for the little that they do. You can show appreciation to someone through words or actions. There are creative ways to show appreciation, which depend on the individual or style.
Here, you will find simple ways to show appreciation.
4 Ways to Show Appreciation
1. Saying the words – Thank you!
Show people that you notice the little they do by saying those words – thank you!
Those words carry a lot of weight because It shows that you appreciate what they have done, and it makes the person want to do more without expecting anything in return or feeling the need to do something right at all times.
You shouldn’t feel reluctant to show appreciation in public; it shows you are appreciative and not afraid to say it. Acknowledge people’s efforts regardless of where you find yourself, at work or school.
2. Offer to help
Yes, you might be good at something they need, and offering to help can be a way to appreciate them. You can help with different things such as cooking, baking, tutoring or doing some laundry, or babysitting, depending on the situation. This “help” shouldn’t be equated to a contract for service. This is you doing it out of your own free will.
3. Pay attention
Be present to the things happening around you by paying attention. When you see something nice, say it right there, as there might not be another opportunity for you to do so. If you have a conversation with someone, show genuine interest. It is best to remove yourself from the situation than to be there and not be present, especially in a relationship, to show that you care.
This is a non-verbal way of showing appreciation, which could be a thank you card or a small box of chocolate, or a pack of food. It’s not how expensive the gift is, but the thought that comes with it.
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In what ways do you show appreciation to the people around you? Share your ideas. We’d love to know.
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