Appreciation, we all need it but in different ways……what is yours and how do you get it?

A little lad curled up on a roundabout in the park and said plaintively ‘No one appreciates me’; I acted instinctively and gave him my phone showing a picture of him with something he had made himself. He then started to smile again as he scrolled through all the images of things he has done and places he has been. It restored his balance as he hears the words of praise from the adults around him but they don’t always reach him.

A friend on Facebook has posted that she is tired of putting on a front and just wants to potter, paint, walk in the woods and be quiet. She is worried that the people that care about her won’t appreciate her if she does this.

My cooking skills were appreciated the other evening in two ways as a friend came to dinner and said ‘That was a lovely meal’. Later that same evening when trust and appreciation were being shown for my psychic side as I did a reading, Toby (silently) polished off the rest of the meat plait that was cooling too close to the edge of the work surface. So more appreciation was shown for my cooking!

It is not about doing things for others hoping to be appreciated in return, it is about being appreciated for your uniqueness as an individual.

It is a subtle thing to have appreciation shown and it goes straight into your well of self-worth.

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