4 Ramadan 2016: Appreciation … Key to the Hearts

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.- William Arthur Ward

GiftIf you knew that this would be the last time you see your friend, what would you say?

If you knew that this would be the last time you talk to your mom, what would you say?

If you knew that this would be the last time you hug your child, what would you say?

If you knew that this would be the last time you spend time with your spouse, what would say?

… I would imagine it would be, “thanks for everything”.

Be it woman or man, adult or child, young or old, all want to be appreciated both in actions and in words. Being appreciated is all people need to feel and give love and feel worthy. The need to feel appreciated is part of who we are, it is part of our DNA.

More recently, I have started to ask myself why we don’t also appreciate strangers who may need someone to acknowledge the effort they put forward to fulfill a product or service.

Appreciation, is the key to the hearts to those we love, those we are neutral towards and those we do not know.

Appreciation is maybe all that is needed in today’s fast paced and over-scheduled lives.

Make it count by saying … thanks!

Thanks to god first and foremost for giving us the opportunity to live to see another Ramadan where we can ask for forgiveness and seek blessings from the all-generous giver.

 

 

Image courtesy of Anusorn P Nachol / freedigitalphotos.net

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