3 Conditions For Showing Appreciation Effectively

“Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”

– Voltaire

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Showing appreciation is powerful. If you’ve ever done it or been on the receiving end (who hasn’t?), you know exactly what this is referring to.

How great would it be if you can use this tool more often and effectively? You can even try it today and show appreciation to one of your favorite nurses, here at Elmwood Hills Healthcare Center, as we wrap up National Nurses Week.

So, here are 3 things to think about, as you plan your appreciation message:


The timing of your message is almost as important as its content. So, give this some thought. When can the person you want to thank be most present? Where would it be best to catch them? At what time of the day?


Thank you’s are great, but they’re also generic. For your appreciation to touch a deeper level, you want to be specific: what exactly is it you want to thank for at this moment? What impact did this action/assistance/conversation, etc. have on your life? How did it make you feel about yourself?


Appreciation is best when it is truly appreciated. The sincerity of your communication is given over through signals beyond your spoken words and you want it to resonate. So, before you thank, give it some thought and connect to yourself. Allow yourself to internalize that you were a recipient of someone else’s kindness. Connect to the experience. Now you’ll be ready to be that someone for someone else.

Who can you show appreciation to, today?

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