Appreciation. Recognition. Encouragement.
Do you know how to tell whether people feel appreciated or not? Tell them yourself! We are so quick to point out the shortcomings and misses in our day, but seldom stop to point out the positives we see in people every day. Try some of these this week and see what an impact it has on those around you.
"I really appreciate your attitude, even when the circumstances are not perfect"; "You know, you show up for work on time every day ready to go. That really makes a difference for us. Thank you."; "You are always willing to do whatever it takes to get things done well. What a statement of your character!"