Silent appreciation is easily confused with silence.
If someone has done or is doing something that you appreciate, respect, or admire, take the time to acknowledge it in a meaningful way. It is an extremely easy and effective action that amplifies good feelings & positivity and helps to ensure that the things you appreciate continue.
Being a supportive person means more than simply offering help because it’s convenient or with the hope of receiving something in return. It means helping others even when it isn’t always easy — although it often is.
If you’re lucky enough to be surrounded by genuinely supportive people who would do anything to help you, cherish them.
They’re a rarity.
And if you want to be that kind of person for someone, don’t hesitate.
When one learns to let go of the non-essentials that contribute very little value to their life, they create more space for things of higher value.
And sometimes what one values most from the removal of something from their life is the time & space that’s created by its absence.
Many people surround themselves with things that may, at one time, have been useful, but no longer serve the purpose for which they were acquired. They hold onto this “stuff” with the hope that it may one day once again be useful, but for most things, that day rarely comes. Think of fitness equipment gathering dust. Bottles. Old clothes.
Others remain habitually obligated to ongoing activities or functions that they’d no longer commit their time, energy, or resources to if they were to start over.
In both cases, people’s lives are adversely affected by a commitment to things they no longer value.
As one only has one life to live, it’s important to not waste it caught up in things that no longer matter — or in the acquisition and subsequent storage of items that add little to no value to their life.
Isn’t it time you take inventory of the things you value in your life and to let go of those things that are simply taking up your time or space and no longer serve you?
Use it or lose it.
Dramatic life changes can occur when one makes a conscious & deliberate effort to surround themselves with only those things that they truly value in life instead of being weighed down and exhausted by things that they don’t.
The more that you incorporate things that you truly value into your life — from knowledge to skills to people to activities — the more value you not only bring to your own life, the more value you bring to the people and places you encounter on a daily basis.
From your relationships with people to the environment to modern day conveniences, the things that are most often taken for granted in the world require effort and energy to simply maintain them, let alone improve them.
Take the time to think about what it would be like if the things you appreciate most in the world became scarce or went missing.
Take the time to think about what you might be taking for granted.
And then take the time to express your gratitude for these things.
Not only will it give you a greater appreciation for the things you take for granted, it’ll remind you that there are people and places in the world where those things no longer exist or never did.
And as a result, not only increase your appreciation for what you have, increase your desire to maintain or improve upon it.
There’s a saying, “You don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone.”