Improve Your Relationships Instantly
Discover how easy it is to improve your relationships. The following
relationship advice will encourage people to help you willingly and
cheerfully. It just takes one easy communication skill, and two magic
The Communication Skill - Having An Attitude Of Gratitude
Yes, attitudes are really skills you can learn. Learn how to appreciate
what others do for you, and you will seldom lack for a helping hand.
The Magic Words
The magic is in these two simple words, "I appreciate." These
two magic words will make others feel close to you and create loyal
Don't be like the husband who told his spouse on their wedding day,
"On this day I'm telling you that I love you, and if that ever changes, I'll let
you know." To have great relationships you must continually let
people know that you care about them and appreciate them.
Appreciation - The Key To Great Relationships
People crave appreciation. Nobody ever gets enough, and the most
difficult people hardly get any at all. Saying, "I appreciate", or "Thank
you" is the easiest way to improve your relationships - instantly.
Little Things Mean A Lot
Obviously, you know to say "Thank you" when someone gives
you a gift or does something special for you. However, if you're seriously
interested in improving your relationships, you need to let people know
how much you appreciate the little things that you just take for granted -
because people are supposed to do them anyway.
Start today by saying, "I appreciate" for all those little things.
Making a simple call, or writing a short note only takes a minute or two.
To your co-worker say, "I appreciate your pleasant smile. It makes
me look forward to coming to work."
To your husband say, "I appreciate your taking out the trash, and
helping the kids with their homework, etc."
The Appreciation Magnet
Appreciation makes people feel valued, and accepted. It acts like a
magnet to attract people to you and make them trust you.
How You Will Benefit
Just think of all the other benefits you can get simply by saying, "I
* You will have better relationships because you are focusing on how
others are making your life better, not on their shortcomings.
* You will feel more successful because, even though your life is not
perfect, you will be living with an attitude of gratitude for what you
* You will be creating an atmosphere of acceptance both at work and at
If it makes such a difference why don't more people show their
appreciation? It's probably because most people consider writing thank
you notes a chore. Instead, here's how you can have fun - get creative.
* Make your own colorful thank you cards. Color your thank you letters
with the word "Thank You" in different sizes and fonts.
* Give decorated "Thank You" cookies
* Write a poem.
* Send a quote
* Along with your thank you note include a joke
* Bake your favorite dessert and include the recipe in your gift.
To help you remember to express your appreciation, make a list of the
people you want to thank. As you thank them, write their names on your
calendar. Do this each month and enjoy all the relationships you have
Appreciation is like spreading man-made sunshine into the lives of
those who have, in some small way, made your life happier. They will, in
turn, spread this sunshine back to you in the form of cheerfulness and
How confident are you with your relationships? The author, Harriet
Meyerson, founder of The Confidence Center, will give you a
Confidence Quiz and weekly confidence building tips in her email
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Copyright Harriet Meyerson 2005
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