All anyone wants to know is: Do you hear me? Do you see me? Do I matter to you?
Appreciation is about acknowledging a person’s inherent value; their worth as a human being- who they are; not what they do.
Oprah said it best:
“I have to say that the single most important lesson I learned in 25 years talking every single day to people was that there’s a common denominator in our human experience…. we all want to be validated. I’ve done over 35,000 interviews in my career. And as soon as that camera shuts off, everyone turns to me and inevitably, in their own way, asks: “Was that OK?” I heard it from President Bush. I heard it from President Obama. I’ve heard it from heroes and from housewives. I’ve heard it from victims and perpetrators of crimes. We all want to know one thing: “Was that OK?” “Did you hear me?” “Do you see me?” “Did what I say mean anything to you?”
3 simple ways to show appreciation for those around you:
1- Listen with your whole body. Put down your phone. Give someone your full attention.
2- Tell someone what you value about them
3- Check in- ask, how are you feeling today?
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