8 appreciative phrases that can boost your relationship
It gets to a point where you want to be appreciated especially by people who are close to you and you have a close bond with.
There are phrases and compliments that carry weight and mean a lot to people according to Medium.
Below are some:
1. I was thinking about you
There are times people confide in you about things that are bothering them, it will go a long way if you call them and say things like: “I’ve been thinking about you and I hope you are doing better.”
If you are thinking about someone, let them know. The best part about this phrase is that it’s true. Every day we think about other people and telling them when we are can only strengthen a relationship. “I was thinking about you and it dawned on me that we haven’t spoken in a while.” “I’m so glad you called. I’ve been thinking of you.”
2. You look good
“It’s been a while. You look good.” You can even pair it with the one above; “I’ve been thinking about you. You look good.” Women give each other compliments all the time. This is not for women alone, it is okay for guys to do the same.
3. What do you think?
“I’m curious about your experience with W.” “Can you tell me more about Z?” “I’d love to get your opinion on Y.” “Can I get your advice on Z?” Most people love to share their experiences. They love to talk about their lessons learned. They love to know that their voice is respected and people appreciate their perspective.
So when speaking to someone about a topic that is clearly important to them, ask them to share their thoughts. It’s a guaranteed way of making people think highly of you. Plus, friendships rarely fizzle out if you are making an effort to learn about the other person’s thoughts, feelings, and ideas.
4. I love the way you see the world
People love to be told that they are interesting. “Every time I’m with you I learn something new.” “That’s interesting. I never thought of it like that before.” These phrases make people feel valued.
Give them a shot for yourself. The next time someone tells you something interesting fire back by telling them how interesting they are. Few phrases make people feel more special than the words “I love the way you think.”
5. I followed your advice
When people know they have in one way steered you in the right direction on something, they feel good about themselves. When someone does something for you, no matter how small and it has made a significant change in your life, tell them.
Appreciation makes people feel good. People love it when people listen to them, but they really love it when they are told that they have been helpful and their words have made a positive effect on someone else’s life.
6. I miss you
Once a month or when you have the time, send a message to your friends that you have not seen for a while and let them know you miss them. Reach out to an old friend today and ask them how they are and say that you miss them.
Tell them that you’ve been thinking about them and bring up an occasion that will make them smile. It takes a second, but it can help to make a friendship last a lifetime.
7. I love your energy
No matter how bad a day is going for anyone when you use phrases like: “You have the best energy. I always feel better after spending time with you,” they feel better and will have a smile on their faces.
“I love your vibe.” “I really admire how positive you always are.” “I always have fun when I’m with you.” Sure, these may sound a bit cheesy, however, allowing yourself to be cheesy from time to time is one of the best things you can do for your relationships.
8. I saw this and it reminded me of you
If you heard a song that reminds you of a particular period, send it to the friend you used to listen to it with. If you watched a movie and it reminded you of someone, let them know. If you see a funny pair of socks or cloth that you know a friend will love, buy them.
If you hadn’t noticed while reading them, none of them are all that complicated. In fact, most of the phrases and the words that make them up are pretty small. Our words hold power, both good and bad.
Why not say the good ones?
Give these words a trial today and days to come.
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