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Can we choose appreciation?

I was on a call recently when she asked us to remember a time we felt appreciated. The truth is, I had to search far and long to remember a time when someone said “I appreciate you” out loud in response to something I did. Often, appreciation is not stated yet assumed. Think of emptying the dishwasher, doing the laundry, completing a report, or signing a new client. Does someone pause and say: “Wow, thank you so much for doing that. I REALLY appreciate you!”. 


Not unusually. 

Sometimes, we think we are appreciated, but it is rarely spoken. 

Yet, it is something that we need to feel and hear from others. We can pat ourselves on the back all we want, but there is a different feeling when it comes from someone else. Why?


We feel seen


For all the hard work

For all the effort


The definition of Appreciation is:


“The recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities of someone or something.”


Appreciation is the sister of gratitude, which is when someone sees the value in what someone did to help you. 


We could all use more of both appreciation and gratitude coming toward us. So, let’s start today. 


Take a pause right now and ask yourself;

Who can you give the love of appreciation to today? 


Stop and send them a quick note - it will only take a few seconds of your day, and it will mean the world to them. 


Ask yourself, in 2024, can I choose appreciation? What does appreciation feel like? Who would you be in 2024 if you knew you were appreciated? 


Let me know your thoughts – I would love to hear 


**While writing this Mindful Moments newsletter, my daughter's boyfriend unexpectedly stopped by and dropped off cookies! I was gushing with appreciation!! 


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