- 1 Corinthians 16:18 (NLT) They have been a wonderful encouragement to me, as they have been to you. You must show your appreciation to all who serve so well.
Don’t make this complicated: If you appreciate someone show them.
How would you describe someone who knowingly withheld oxygen from someone? Then why do we find it so hard to express our appreciation to people who add value to our lives?
And by the way, if there’s no one in your life that you appreciate—that says more about you than the people around you.
Beware that you do not become an emotional leper. Remember the malady of the leper: they lose their ability to feel.
It is possible to become so obsessed with yourselves that you stop noticing others around you.
At its core, appreciation is rooted in gratitude. A selfish, self-centered, and self-obsesses person has no capacity to be grateful. What people do for them is expected; they see it is simply as their right and the other person’s job or duty. Sadly, the person that reaches that state has become an emotional leper no longer able to feel gratitude and thus give appreciation.
- Rampages of Appreciation (jacobglass.typepad.com)