'Appreciate', the dictionary meaning is synonymous to gratitude. I think that is the reason we interchangeably use gratitude and appreciation. You express your feelings to the person or object out of gratitude, you appreciate the person or object for their acts and influence on us. I feel showing gratitude is more connected to our personal feelings while we appreciate we even feel elevated and inspired. Appreciation adds value to the receiver as personal development tool, as it transforms the vibration. Of course, the one who receives appreciations that person’s energy can be lifted up and is not equal to mere enthusiastic words. Being appreciative is exactly what attracts you to the events you want to attend, conditions and circumstances that you desire, and the more you focus on them with appreciation, the more you will attract. Usually in April and May “appreciation week” is celebrated for teachers, nurses, employees, volunteers, engineers, doctors, and to any service personal groups. Teachers and nurses are commonly appreciated for their impact and care giving to the students and patients.
|Token of appreciation|
Recently, I enjoyed attending an appreciation week especially as volunteer. My help to the organizations brought in a word of appreciation and a token of any appreciation means a lot to me. I am happy to share the picture of a few gifts that I got as a token of appreciation. A few words of appreciation works as a tonic of encouragement. At any time let us not forget to appreciate others around us for the job well done. Appreciative words to children boosts self confidence in them and to young adults help achieve their goals in life. Even if something is not totally right, we can find some positive things and appreciate. It is hard though at times. Appreciation is the fastest way to bring joy, happiness, prosperity and abundance into our lives.
A few appreciation weeks celebrated:
US national Volunteer Week April 10-16
Teacher Appreciation Week May 2-6
Nurses Appreciation Week May 6-12
"Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well."