The famous saying by St. Francis of Assisi, “For it is in giving that we receive” exemplifies this and is the inspiration for this writing. ‘Giving’ can be expressed in many different forms. Whether it’s a material present, shared wisdom, invested time, or a gesture of gratitude, ‘giving’ has been proven to improve our own health and emotional wellbeing. The key to success is finding how to give to as many people as possible. This is so simple, yet so profound. If applied to your relationships, it will be a game changer for you in 2012.
For over 10 years, I have been working amongst professional practitioners, who connect and facilitate change in order for people to move closer to their highest potential. From this experience, I know to never underestimate your awareness level. With that said, please embrace this message as an opportunity to ‘sharpen’ your mental toolkit.“There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.” – Mother Teresa (1910-1997) – Winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1979.
Authentic appreciation is one of the most valuable and influential Gifts you can give. This is a genuine present that has the power to positively influence every relationship you have.
As a mentor for your family, friends, clients and professional colleagues, you directly affect the success of your relationships by how you act, think and communicate. In today’s fast, go-go, non-stop pace of life, many of the human interactions we face day-in and day-out are taken for granted. The universal principle of and practice of appreciation should be a priority.
Here are some very simple action steps that will help you pro-actively show appreciation and gratitude. When these actions are sincerely applied, your return on this investment will with no doubt be worth it by the enhanced quality of your personal and professional relationships.
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