Remember that feeling good is contagious and when you look for the positive in others, they also see the positive in you. This practice will help you focus on what you hear, see and appreciate from others. Appreciation is best received when it is specific and genuine.
• Listen carefully to how a person express themselves
• Watch for the way they behave or conduct themselves
• Think about how they impact you positively
• When expressing appreciation, focus on one particular aspect eg. “I am really impressed with how patient you remained when the sales clerk was curt with you. You continued to treat her with a lot of respect. It even helped me stay calm and positive about this situation.”