When you meet someone who just seems to be loved by all people around them do you ever wonder what it is that draws people in. Many times we say it is charisma and charm, positivity or I have even heard people blame this likeability on looks. It is true that these things can make a positive first impression but they never sustain likeability. The one quality you do find amongst the most loved and respected people is there capability to appreciate the efforts and qualities of others around them. For example, Oprah one of the most loved people in the entire world gives back to millions of people and recognizes the strengths of others in the majority of her programs. Yet, when you look at her physically she is nothing special and still she has the ability to influence millions of us each and every day. Now Oprah has many ways to show appreciation to the people in her life and the world who deserve it but on a smaller level we can definitely begin to do the same things. Here are a couple of ways to show appreciation today for the people in your life who are amazing!


written by Nichole Grimshaw

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20 Simple Ways To Show Appreciation

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  1. A heart felt thank-you note/card.
  2. Gift certificate to their favorite coffee shop.
  3. Fresh baking for their early morning meeting.
  4. Fresh cut flowers to be passed around the office. Include a card that says: A little something to brighten your day. I’m yours for two hours then give me away.
  5. Invite your friend or co-worker out for a cup of coffee or a drink after work.
  6. Lend a hand when a friend or family member is painting or remodeling their home.
  7. If you know your friend wants to get organized but is having a tough time starting, buy them a book on organizing, some containers and nice notebook.
  8. Cook a meal so they don’t have to after a long day at work.
  9. Frame one of their favorite pictures.
  10. Share a plant or a plant clipping.
  11. Pick up some groceries and drop them off on your way home.
  12. Return a favor. If your neighbor always shovels your walk way or mows your grass get out there before him or her and do theirs for a change.
  13. Watch your niece or nephew for an afternoon to give their parents some time off.
  14. Make reservations at their favorite restaurant.
  15. Make a candle light dinner at home for your spouse.
  16. Give a hug. Yes it can be that simple.
  17. Tell them what you think they are particularly great at.
  18. Write notes to leave on a pillow, a computer keyboard, or in a lunch box.
  19. Give a hand made gift. Winter is in full swing here, so how about a knitted scarf or mitts? Or a center piece for their table.
  20. Make a special day just for them. Plan a day for them around what they enjoy. Go with them if it’s appropriate