Some people fail to realize that without the people around them, they wouldn’t be able to reach the heights they are in now, and they wouldn’t have the many things they are enjoying. Now ask yourself: are you one of these people? Well, let’s assume that you’re not, you’re probably just finding it difficult to express your gratitude to them.
If that’s your problem, then don’t worry. Non-denominational churches in Dubai or anywhere else in the world, seminars, leadership workshops, or just your trusted friend and counsel have emphasized how important it is to let other people know that you appreciate everything that they’ve done for you. Follow these tips and you’ll be able to make everyone who gave you their time, attention, and love feel important.
Write a Note
If you can’t seem to put into spoken words the sense of appreciation welling deep in your heart because you were never an affectionate person to begin with, then that’s okay because you can always write down what you feel. It doesn’t have to be a deep and elaborate poem – a note should be more than enough. And don’t sweat it too much with the words, the grammar, or the penmanship – what matters is the thought and the sincerity.
Do Something For Them
“You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours” – an age-old maxim that is used by anyone who is in a mutually beneficial relationship. Family, friends, and romantic partners, well, you’re technically in mutually beneficial relationships with them too, but they’re not exactly bonds built on exchanges of favors. Nevertheless, since these people have done a lot of good in your life, it’s only right that you do the same for them so that you can show that you are thankful for all those things they’ve done.
It’s up to you how simple or grand the gestures are, because what matters the most is that you’re doing these things from the bottom of your heart.
Lend an Ear
Perhaps one of the most underrated but also one of the greatest things we can do for a person is to listen to him or her. Yes, this is a big deal, because all of us have our own share of problems and sentiments, and keeping them for ourselves can make us feel heavy and suffocated. Thankfully, we have our loved ones to unload all of these baggage, and your loved ones, whom you tell your problems to, consider you as a loved one too. So when they’re telling you about something they’re going through, have an open ear.
You may not realize it, but you and your company matter to those who you love and love you. They feel lonely when you’re all they have and you’re not there, and they feel sad when everyone they love is there and you’re not.
Of course, doing something for them or telling them how you feel about them sends a clearer message of appreciation across, but being there is always a good place to start to make them feel your gratitude.