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Is Appreciation Important for You?

Did you know that Friday, April 17, 2020 is Husband Appreciation Day? I didn’t either. However, when that memo appeared on my calendar, I felt compelled to ponder what appreciation truly means to me.” 

Appreciation Day is a little know holiday. Nonetheless, it is dedicated to men who strive to support their families every day of the year. According to National Today, “its fun-loving spirit gives spouses an opportunity to creatively show gratitude to our partners.” And, appreciation doesn’t always require great efforts. Think about it; a simple, but heartfelt thank you can often make a huge difference to someone.

My thoughts about appreciation made me ask, “Do I truly show it to my husband—or to others around me?” While pondering that question, I realized how an expressed gratitude can help anyone dealing with the difficulties of Coronavirus. This prompted me to explore what appreciation means to me. How do I present it in my life and how can we all have a positive impact in our communities? Does it matter and does it affect the world around us?

Creating Loving, Caring Relationships

Loving, caring relationship, are strongest when we regularly show  gratitude to our Life-Partners. Additionally, most everyone feels better when giving and receiving appreciation—even for the smallest of actions. 

What’s the point of showing appreciation? How do you feel when someone thanks you for doing even a small task for them? Do you remember how the check out clerk beamed when you said thank you for doing a great job? 

It’s come to my awareness that we all feel better when we are told that something we have done makes a difference to others. This message seems particularly important at this time. Many are facing tremendous difficulties dealing with the virus, and nerves can get on edge. Taking time to appreciate another’s efforts helps reduce tensions and sadness. It also makes the giver a little happier that they have helped someone smile.

How do you show appreciation to friends, family and to people you don’t know? Please share your thoughts below. You could have a great idea that will make many happy. If you’d like some ideas on showing appreciation, you might enjoy an article on Resolutions for Retirement.

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