Appreciation is an important part and art of communication. It may be the smallest piece of communication but is the piece of diamond which shines in dark.
Appreciation is not boasting:-
The seed of appreciation is a pure and true heart. A selfish, egoistic or ill will seed can not grow with the true feelings of appreciation even if it is nurtured by a degree in management. Of course, a person can act artificially as if he is appreciating but will not be that effective and in the end it will clearly surface out as boasting. So, the plant of appreciation needs a loving, pure and kind heart. Artificial fertilisers can not help if the seed is not proper. Let us assume that we are blessed to have that seed and go ahead.
In fact, there must be a tremendous flow and eagerness to appreciate someone when we really feel so. We must not leave it for the opportunity to come. Instant appreciation values much more than the delayed one. In some cases, the right time appreciation can lift a person from being drowned and bring him back to his normal life. Let us have a relevant example here:
A poor aged man was living alone in a small hut in front of an apartment. He was tired of his loneliness and monotonous life. He lost interest in life and decided to die. He was planning to jump from the terrace of the apartment and end his life. On the way somebody stopped him and said, " Hey, I wanted to talk to you for last couple of months. It is great that I have found opportunity to talk to you today. I watch your marvellous paintings hanged on your hut wall daily when I pass from there and we have decided to keep an exhibition of your paintings. Will you permit?" The poor man replied, "Sir, If you would have lost a day more to say this; I would not be here to listen you". The appreciative words at the last moment saved the poor man's life giving a reason to live. So, let us not wait for the opportunity to come to appreciate.
Appreciate in front of people :-
A person will be more motivated if his small deed is recognised in front of all. If it is not possible somehow or the person is at a distance then we must not miss the chance and make a call or send an e-mail or message appreciating him. We must not forget to appreciate others as it works as the lubricant in a machine.
On the other hand, we must not expect to be appreciated and be self motivated like a machine without lubricant. What a marvellous innovation it would be!!