Appreciate People and Say So

How good is a timely word.
        —Proverbs 15:23

Being noticed and appreciated fulfills a deep human need.

Today consciously look for things that you appreciate and can praise in those you cross paths with. When you acknowledge someone’s work and worth, you contribute to their happiness and sense of self-worth.

Don’t wait for a newsworthy performance; keep an eye out for small things that are deserving of hurrahs. Don’t just see them; acknowledge them. Tell people you appreciate them—and tell them why.

Everyone needs to know that they matter; that they are valued. But they won’t know it unless you tell them. Well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise are priceless. Greek philosopher Xenophon said, “The sweetest of all sounds is praise.”

Praise God as the giver;
those who enrich your life as the gift.

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