Yes, you read it right – Have you ever appreciate others? How many times you give appreciation to others when people did great things for you? How often you do it? Do you know that there are some people have never received any appreciation or reward in their lifetime for their good deeds?
Appreciation also means thanks and gratitude, recognition of the quality, value, significance, or magnitude of people and things. Learning to appreciate others can help us live a better life and become a better person.
By saying “I appreciate you” is not a rock science, you never lost anything by saying it. Appreciating others not only help you to enhance your skill; it will also boost the doers to contribute more for the good of the people.
To help you have a better understanding of appreciation, I want to share below this story with you. Hope you can learn something from it.
A man came home from work and found his 3 children outside, still in their pyjamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn around garden, The door of his wife’s car was open, as was the front door to the house and no sign of the dog, walking in the door, he found an even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked over, the throw rug was against one wall, In the front room the TV was on loudly with the cartoon channel, the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing.
In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, the fridge door was open wide, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door.
He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife.
He was worried she might be ill, or that something serious had happened. He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its way out the bathroom door. As he peered inside he found wet towels, scummy soap and more toys strewn over the floor. Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been smeared over the mirror and walls.
As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the bed in her pyjamas, reading a novel. She looked up at him, smiled and asked how his day went.
He looked at her bewildered and asked, “What happened here today?”
She again smiled and answered, “You know every day when you come home from work and you ask me what in the world do I do all day?”
“Yes,” was his incredulous reply.
She answered, “Well, today I didn’t do it.”
Moral of the story:
Appreciate your wife, thank her for the work she does on daily basis and try to help her from time to time to gain the reward from Allah SWT. Remember that the Prophet salallahu alaihi wasallam would clean and help at home. He would see to his needs himself rather than demanding his wife. He would clean and see to his clothing himself
How do you think about this story? Is it true that appreciating others is nothing but just enhance your work, thinking and to live more peacefully?
Learning to appreciate other’s ideas, sincerity, contribution, good deeds etc can really enhance one’s life.
From now on remember that – every time someone does something good for you or others and they need your genuine appreciation, the appreciation from your heart!