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Notice and Appreciate the Good Things

Who doesn’t want to know that we notice them and value them? And who might respond to us better when they feel that they matter? It probably cannot be overstated—it matters...that people matter.

Isn’t it always easier for us to notice what isn’t going well or what our partners are doing to annoy us rather than what they’re doing to support us? It takes real effort to begin noticing the good stuff and the good things our partners are doing.

But that’s just the first step. Once we begin to notice these things, then we have to acknowledge them! We need to remember to say “thank you” sometimes and express our appreciation.

If we focus on the good stuff, it grows, and If we reward the good stuff, we get more of it! Not only that, but when we nurture an attitude of gratitude within ourselves, it tends to shift our perspective, lift our spirits and uplift our environment. Appreciation is powerful stuff. Practice appreciation today with your partner and see what happens!


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