Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Appreciation

Friday, January 25, 2013

Appreciation

I went out to lunch with a friend not too long ago. Even though we are neighbors, our busy lives don't allow for us to spend too much time together. So, we try to do lunch every few months for what we call "gripe sessions". We both have teen aged daughters, who happen to be best friends, and they sure do give us some material to gripe about!

Our girls had been particularly trying on our patience and nerves then, so we hopped in her car and went out to lunch to blow off some steam and bounce ideas off each other on how best to handle them. It was a lovely few hours! As she pulled into my driveway I started to gather my things. She then turned to me and simply said- I Appreciate You.

I kind of sat there a little dumbfounded for a minute. That's not something I hear often, if at all. Sure, I hear I Love You all the time from family and friends. Don't get me wrong, I never tire of hearing that. But it made me think, how often do we tell others we Appreciate them? I know I am guilty of not saying that to others. We often overlook all of the little things others do for us. Their routines become expected, and those little things taken for granted. Mom's, I'm sure you know exactly what I'm talking about!

Those 3 words filled my heart with joy! It was so beautiful to hear, I have made a vow that I am going to let those in my life know that not only do I love them, I appreciate them too :)


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17 comments:

  1. True, many times we all just tae things for granted and never actually admit to appreciating the person. Something we all should do more.

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  2. Oh my gosh!! How sweet she sounds. I don't think I have ever said that to someone... although there are a lot of people in my life I truly appreciate!!

    Very nice post Theresa!

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  3. How heartwarming :) it's so nice to hear words of appreciation. If each of us said that to one person every single day, think how much better the world would be...

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  4. Awwww that's so sweet!!! How thoughtful and I can only imagine how great it was to hear that. It's so true, people forget to show their appreciation or simply say they appreciate others. Small acts like that go a long way!!

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  5. Friends like that are total keepers. :)

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  6. Oh those are wonderful words! I'm going to try and remember to use them myself!

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  7. Yes, it is important that we not only appreciate our dear friends BUT we also tell them! A true friend reaches for your hand and touches your heart.

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  8. oh hahahaha, Theresa! I sooooooooo Appreciate you, my sweet. I loved loved loved your comment. You always say the nicest, personal things. I am so glad I found you on the day I did. I just may have stopped my blog if I hadn't had you to follow me that fateful day!

    And for my shoe post. I am so glad you liked it. It is getting great attention. I love to blog. I love it!!!!!!!!!! Especially to hear nice fun words from you.

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  9. Exquisite design, I love, very sweet.

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  10. It truly is great to be appreciated.

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  11. Oh how nice! Very rarely does anyone tell me that they appreciate me - it must have been so nice to hear.

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  12. What a sweet story! Girl time is definitely VERY important these days! I always try and devote time out of my week to spend with my closest girls. :)

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  13. How sweet and you are right sometimes we just take things for granted. And I am sorry to not say this sooner enough but Theresa I really do appreciate you and our friendship although we are ocean apart and 12 hours time difference :)

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  14. I too think I'm going to put that on my list to do permanently. What a great thing to say to anyone for that fact. I'm ashamed to say I don't do that as often as I should. Thing I'll call my daughter. Thanks for sharing such an important appreciation moment.

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  15. This Post has made me come back to follow you. Nice to meet you my new friend, and I appreciate that you shared that important moment with us. Have a great weekend. Hope you'll stop by some time.

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  16. That is nice to hear! I appreciate your comments. I love your posts as well.

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  17. aww how lovely! I do appreciate you and your support these past few blogging years :) thanks for the reminder to say it often :)

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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Thanks for your comments! I appreciate every one of them :)

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