Appreciation is received by the soul like rain after a drought! It is so life-giving. Appreciation is also a significant motivator. Much in life is taken for granted. A simple thank you or acknowledgement goes a long way to encourage a weary heart. What do you appreciate about the people around you?

Tell Them.

Think of 3 things you have taken for granted today and say thank you. It can be really simple.

Some examples…

  • Thanks for dinner. What a great meal!
  • Thanks for filling the car with gas. I appreciate it.
  • Thanks for doing the wash. This shirt smells so good.
  • Wow, the kitchen looks so clean. I sure like the way you take care of things.
  • You do an amazing job with the yard, thank you.
  • You look good. I appreciate the way you take care of yourself.
  • You are so patient. I sure appreciate it.

Proverb of Solomon: “The right word at the right time is like precious gold set in silver.” – Proverbs 25:11

Written by Mike Woodard

Mike Woodard

Mike is married to Karen, he is father of 4 and grandfather of 2. Backpacking is his favourite past time. Science and theology are his educational background, a biology degree from Central Michigan University and a master’s degree in Christian Studies from Trinity Western Seminary. Mike is the Associate Director of FamilyLife Canada. For more of his story visit