There is no greater treasure in this world than somebody who loves you as you are. – Eric Michael Leventhal
It’s true. It really makes my day when someone genuinely appreciates me for who I am, not only for something I have done. It makes me feel so special when someone loves me unconditionally, just as I am, for no other reason than to love.
I’m going to turn that around today, and see how many ways I can find show sincere appreciation and love those that come my way, not because of what they have accomplished or done, but just because of who they are. Do you want to join me? Let’s give love and appreciation today. Let’s not be stingy, or selective, but generous.
It will not cost anything, but it will take a bit of effort. Because to truly appreciate people as they are, we have to first find out what they are like. We want it to be sincere. If it is someone we know well, it may be easier. If it is someone we don’t know what well, it may take a bit of effort to get to know them, to really listen to what they say, and sometimes to what they don’t say as well. The thing is, we tend to see what we look for, so if we spend today looking for good in those we meet, that’s exactly what we’ll find. We’ll see the good, the possibilities, the talents and potential that others maybe haven’t noticed, and that even they themselves may have stopped believing in. We will encourage them, build them up, lift their spirit. Whatever good you see in them, let them know, sincerely.
What if it’s someone that you have a difficult time with? What if you look and you don’t think there is much good to find? It doesn’t matter. There is always some good. Remember, you are not looking for the good in them because they are so great, but because you are. Being generous and appreciative is not so much a measure of their greatness, but of yours. Have a generous day.
Showing generosity and sincere appreciation is not so much a measure of the other person’s greatness, but of yours.