There’s a certain kind of satisfaction in looking back on a hard day’s work. Whether it’s an exhausting week at the office, a busy Saturday digging in the garden, or helping a friend, it feels great to know that you truly put your all into accomplishing what you had to.
Meeting that deadline. Getting your hands dirty. Schlepping those boxes. Breaking a sweat. Admiring the finished product.
It’s even better when you feel sincerely appreciated for all your efforts.
A few quotes on appreciation:
“Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don’t keep it a secret.”
– Mary Kay Ash
“I guess at the end of the day, all women like to be appreciated and treated with respect and kindness.”
– Sofia Vergara
“Many of my staff have been with me for over 20 years. I have a great team, and I make sure they feel respected and appreciated.”
– Emeril Lagasse
“I’ve always appreciated working with people I have chemistry with, who are friends, and where you feel that the work is growing while you are getting to know each other better.”