“There is no distinction between the one who gives, the one who receives, and the gift itself.” Thích Nhất Hạnh
Research shows that expressing gratitude and praising others also benefits the giver. The one who bestows fan mail, handwritten thank-yous, stand-up applause, and verbal praise benefits as much as, if not more than, the one receiving the acknowledgment. Research also reveals that people who praise others are usually emotionally intelligent, confident, and observant, and like making others feel good about themselves. Sounds like a superhero to me.
My daughter recently bought her prom dress and is excited about the upcoming dance in April. Only, she hasn’t been asked yet. So what does buying her prom dress and Superman have to do with the benefits of expressing gratitude?–– Read on: How to Invite Superman to the Prom (and the Benefits of Expressing Gratitude).