One of the very best gifts that we can give to others is absolutely free, and yet extremely valuable. When given thoughtfully and sincerely, this gift will bring smiles and lift spirits. It will not only please and affirm the recipient, but also bring joy and satisfaction to the giver. Giving this gift is like giving a little sunlight on a cloudy day.
So what is this priceless gift? It is the gift of sincere, heartfelt praise.
Author Jess Lair put it this way:
“Praise is like sunlight to the human spirit:
we cannot flower and grow without it.”
How very true! Can you imagine going through life without ever giving or receiving this priceless gift? What if the words “good job” or the compliment “nicely done!” were never said?
I don’t know about you, but if I never received or gave the gift of praise, my life would be dreary and my work would seem like drudgery. Without praise and appreciation, I believe we would each droop and wilt like a flower without sunlight.
Who can you give a little sunlight to today? It costs virtually nothing for you to give, but is worth so much to the one who receives!