Taking the time to express our appreciation to others is uplifting and energising. It shifts our focus to what is good and gives energy to the recipient. Small acknowledgements can mean a great deal to people of all ages and roles in life. Developing a habit of appreciating what people are and do also enriches our lives as we view life from a perspective of abundance and gratitude.
Expressing our appreciation to God for the good things in our lives also helps to maintain perspective and build our relationship with Him. I suspect for each of us if we began our conversations with God and people with “I really appreciate …” there would be a long list. The renewing and energising gift of appreciation is a breath away.