You've worked for hours on dinner - doing the best you can - and he says ...................nothing.
How do you feel? Feel like cooking tomorrow night?
What if he says: "Jenny, I really appreciate you taking the time to cook. Aside from the food being great, I got to spend extra time finishing that job that's been bugging me. Thank you for that".
Now how do you feel, and do you feel like cooking tomorrow night?
If we're not acknowledged or appreciated, we're less happy, tend to contribute less, and begin to resent things we are doing. When we are appreciated, we feel wonderful, and want to do more for people.
It's as if we have SURPLUS that we want to share!
So what kind of experience are you creating for the people around YOU?
If you were born and raised on Earth, chances are you have learned the habit of keeping any acknowledgment or appreciation you feel for others largely to yourself.
Yet with a very simple habit, you can completely alter the experience of everyone who comes into contact with you! Why starve them of the attention and appreciation that lights us up?