3 Quick And Easy Steps To Tell Someone You Appreciate Them

After watching the great video on the importance of saying thank-you, I realised that this is one area where I fail. Sure I say thank-you all the time, but those people are not really the ones who are important to me. They are not people who I spend all my time with. They are people I meet in an elevator at work, or in a class at university.

While I do connect with some of them, the time I spend with them is very short. Most of my time is spent with family and friends. These are the people who deserve a lot more thanks and appreciation then I give. In fact I probably give those superficial friends more thanks and appreciation than my closest family and friends.

I know I’m not alone, I know many people struggle with this. So what can we do about it?? What can we do to let people know that we appreciate them?

Here are 3 quick steps that you can follow to let people know you appreciate them.

Step 1: Take the Time to Say Thank You

Ok it seems pretty obvious that it is important to say thank-you…. but how often do you actually say it?

I don’t mean saying thanks as an off handed remark. e.g ‘thanks for passing the salt’…. but I do mean ‘Mum, I love you and I really appreciate all the work you put into dinner tonight, it was fantastic! Thank-You!’.

See the difference between those two remarks. Both were simple. Both conveyed thanks. However only one was out of genuine love and appreciation.

It is important that we do take that extra heartbeat to express our thanks in a meaningful way. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it shows how much you really care.

Step 2: Give a Hug

Such a simple gesture can mean so much! Giving people we appreciate a hug should never be awkward. It should be easy, and it means a lot. People need to feel loved and appreciated, and hugging is one of the best ways! and Men, a manly handshake is not going to do it for everyone! Don’t be afraid to go in for the big bear hug!

It is often said that people need up to 10 hugs a day to feel truly loved. Maybe that one hug you give a person could be the thing that brightens their day. If you really appreciate someone, maybe even more than one is appropriate.

Step 3: Repeat Steps 1 and 2

What good is a plan if you aren’t going to repeat it over and over again?

Take the time out of your day to truly let somebody know you care…. but don’t just stop with that one person! Let everyone who matters to you know how much they mean. A few simple words and a hug are enough to brighten someone’s day.

Not only will it make them feel great.. but you will be feeling pretty fantastic yourself!

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Photo credits, wedgienet, Lst1984, and Jey-Heich

How you can CHANGE your world TODAY!

Everyday I live life with the hope of doing something great. Starting the next Google. Running across Australia for charity. Saving the world from poverty. Finding a cure for cancer.

They are all great goals. However they are more a great vision. Something which I would want the world to be like if I could make it happen.

But how can I actually make a difference TODAY?

You might find yourself in the exact same situation as me. Most of the time we dream of achieving big goals and then become disappointed as we then realise we may not be able to achieve them. We think that a goal is too big for us to reach so we never begin to realise our dream.

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Speak out to deaf ears.. We can all do our part and learn sign language!

Today I was searching on You Tube for some blogging inspiration. I came across this video that really opened my eyes to a new perspective of life. That is a life without sound.

Watch the video here and see what I mean.

Honestly I had never really given sign language much thought. In fact I have never really met anyone who was truly deaf.

Rachael’s short video really gave me a new perspective on this issue. Sometimes it is not until you see something from the source that it really starts to hit home.

We can all learn a lot from Rachael. In just 1 minute she has opened my eyes to a world without sound. I can barely imagine not having sound. Even the sound of typing as I write is somewhat soothing.

I must say I wish I had the strength and courage of many of those who are deaf. You are all an inspiration in the way you get on with your lives despite your problems!

As a worldwide community we need to take the inspiration given to us. I certainly know I would struggle without my hearing. The least we can do as a community is learn how to communicate with those who have lost their hearing. It can happen to anyone!

Here are some resources of places where you can learn to sign!

Deaf Services
Handspeak
Deaf Education Network