Whether we admit it or not, we are brought up to seek “approval” from our parents, our friends, our aunts and uncles and fellow churchgoers and those in our social circle.
As we get older, it’s not so much the strict sense of the word “approval” as it is more “kudos.” Words of praise. A slight nod of the head to show that what we are doing is appreciated.
Yet, bad relationships, bad choices, slipped steps and miscalculations lead us to think that kudos and praise and acknowledgement are for other people, not for us.
I am happy to say I am a survivor and purveyor of good news.
Appreciation is always appreciated.
It’s funny. The blogs and artists I hesitate to post are the ones everyone loves the most. The Angel Tears I make and wonder about others really like.
Every time I believe in myself and my work, something comes along to sow that seed of doubt. Then the world wobbles and I wonder what in the world I was thinking of. But then a kind word comes my way and I’m back up dancing on the clouds.
And it’s all because someone said something nice to me.
I mean, how hard is it to say someone, something, looks great? Smells great? That someone’s ideas kick butt? That someone looks good in purple? Or that their bright red tennies rock?
I am always trying to find something nice to say to both those I know and those I pass by. I’ve tried to do this most of my life, but more so now days. With Covid and unemployment and other downers everywhere you look, the world needs a little bit of appreciation.
Your compliment never goes unnoticed, although the degree of reaction varies from person to person.
So does your “Thank You,” your “Great Job”, and your “Awesome.”
So to all my readers, those who comment and those who peek in then pass by, thank you.
And so do your tennies.