Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Appreciation

Writer's Quote Wednesday

Image borrowed from Silver Threading’s blog

This is my latest contribution to Writer’s Quote Wednesday, hosted by Colleen Chesebro of silverthreading.com. This week, I also want to link it back to Ronovan’s Be Wonderful on Wednesday (#BeWoW) share. I encourage you all to follow these links to discover some stimulating posts.

Once again, I must ask your forgiveness for being a little self-indulgent by using one of my own quotes. However, I feel justified in doing so. As I read the lovely, appreciative comments from Colleen and others following my midweek quote and motto last week, I positively glowed with happiness and satisfaction. The warmth that I felt reminded me that:

AppreciationAs we go through life, we are often quick to criticize.  If somebody is rude to us, or gives us bad service, or the food that we eat in a restaurant is not up to our expectations, we might tell the person who inflicted that bad experience upon us. Almost always, we tell some of our friends and family about how awful that person or service or food was.

“This meal is cold.”

“You made me wait far too long”

“I don’t appreciate being spoken to in that way.”

The effect of such criticism may be shame, anger, bad feeling and, occasionally, remedial action resulting in future improvement.

If we are so free with our criticism, surely we should be equally free with our praise and appreciation.

If you think that somebody has given you good service, or has presented delicious meal to you, or looks great today, or you think that their painting, book or singing is wonderful, or if they have pleased you in any way whatsoever, TELL THEM!

Don’t you feel good when somebody tells you that what you have done or said has made them happy? Of course you do!

Always remember how good you feel when somebody appreciates your efforts, and reflect that feeling as you walk through life today letting people know that they have pleased you. Don’t keep it to yourself. Share your satisfaction and make then glow.

“Everyone appreciates being appreciated.”

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About Lance Greenfield

Blog: lancegreenfield.wordpress.com email: lancegmitchell@outlook.com I published my debut novel in December 2014: Eleven Miles. My second novel went live in February 2016: Knitting Can Walk!
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13 Responses to Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Appreciation

  1. I appreciate you waiting for me to put up my WQW post! Sorry for the delay. Too much going on. I love your quotes, Lance. Sharing your kindness and wisdom is what this is all about. Good common sense quotes too. ❤

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  2. Reblogged this on Silver Threading and commented:
    Lance is sharing such a great message here: “Everyone appreciates being appreciated.” It seemed appropriate to reblog his post to show him some appreciation! ❤

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  3. dorne whale says:

    Reblogged this on Write Dorne – Putting life into words. and commented:
    A good motto to live by I think. Thanks Lance.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Hello Lance! Another great quote. It’s brilliant in its simplicity. I think everyone can relate to your post. Have a great day and weekend! 😀

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  5. Pingback: Writer’s Quote Wednesday Weekly Wrap-Up from 9/23/15 | Silver Threading

  6. Good point made simply but effectively Lance. Well done. 🙂

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