Noun. "The recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities of someone or something."
We're all busy and we're all wrapped up in other things. It's always nice to take some time to appreciate a fellow teammate or co-worker. Even one call out can really make someone's day.
- Send out an actual letter to someone and it will guarantee make their day
- Leave a note at someone's desk that's encouraging
- Write a quick tweet for someone
- Take a minute to write on someone's Facebook wall or send them a message
- Send a quick text
- Make a five-minute phone call
All of these small touch points can do a lot to maintain a friendship and relationship. Remember to appreciate all the people in your life who do small things for you.
You also never know when someone needs an uplifting text or message! I always thought it was neat that the guys on our PRSSA National Committee took a few minutes to compliment each other each morning at events. It's a great way to start your day!
Sometimes women (unfortunately) tend to be better at tearing down than lifting up, and we need to do a better job. Instead of judging someone for something, offer your help or offer up a compliment or uplifting comment.
You will never be a worse person for taking a moment to recognize someone for the work they're doing and they help they're offering.