We grow the best in others by highlighting the good that they bring into our lives. Small acts of expressing our appreciation include respecting the time that people give to us, seeing the good that has been done and being particular in the way we say thank you. These acts energise the people around us. Expressing our appreciation also helps us to adopt a positive growth mindset as we interact with others. We build engagement for ourselves and others through focusing on strengths.
The Bible reminds us of the importance of valuing the different parts that people play within our lives in Corinthians. Here, through the analogy of the critical role different body parts play in making us whole, we are encouraged to value the different gifts that people bring. More than this, we see that it is in community, where we are connected together, that the enactment of these gifts brings greatest benefits to the parts and the whole.