Many people help me out in an average week. My neighbors offer aid when my car breaks down or my lawn mower acts up. Co-workers pitch in to assist me to complete a project that vexes me. And family members jump in to help me finish painting a room or cleaning the yard.

When those around me do things for me, I take notice of it and express my appreciation right away. Letting people know how much I appreciate them comes naturally for me.

I engage in many ways of expressing my appreciation to others. I make eye contact and say, “Thank you.” I remark, “I appreciate what you do” or “That’s wonderful.” My feelings are heartfelt and genuine.

I mean what I say when I demonstrate my appreciation toward others.

I feel pride in knowing that I can make others happy by showing my gratitude for them. They can tell how much it means to me when they do something for my benefit.

Today, I know I can easily share my appreciation with those who help me in some way. I stay in tune with those around me so I can always notice when they take steps to assist me. Expressing my appreciation sincerely and in a timely manner is important to me.

Self-Reflection Questions

1. Do I show my appreciation to others?
2. What are the ways I demonstrate to others that I notice and have gratitude for what they do for me?
3. What are some other ways I can express my appreciation to those around me?