At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. ~ Albert SchweitzerIt's not that we are not grateful, it's not that we are unappreciative...sometimes it is just challenging to express our gratitude and appreciation. Not this year at Thanksgiving!
You may have seen in my newsletter an example of a way to share verbal appreciation by using the following approach:
(Name), you are very _________ (strength), and that is appreciated because it makes a difference in _________. Thank you!
And, here are some others:
"Thank you, _________(name) for your efforts with ___________________ (task)! You really showed your _________________ (strength), and I appreciate you for that!
Thank you, _________(name) for being so _________________ (strength)! I appreciate it because you _______________________ (difference the person makes)!
Additionally, a toast to one or many people really makes an impression and can show gratitude. An example is:
Thanksgiving is a time for food, people and holiday cheer, so here's to the wonderful dishes we all have prepared, the friends and family who chose to join us, and all the fun conversations and memories we are about to share! I thank you for being here! (Raising glass) Happy Thanksgiving!
Whatever way you show your appreciation, a smile and sincerity are your best assets, and real gratitude cannot be delivered incorrectly, so go ahead, give, give, give!!!