This is the story told by a person in Dale Carnegie's class, about a request made by his wife. His wife and a group of other women in a church were involved in one self-improvement program. She asked her husband to help her by listing six things he believed she could do to help her become a better wife. He got surprised by such a request. He told the class about the same and also told he could have listed many such things he would like to change about her and she could have also listed thousand things about him – but he didn't. he told his wife to let him think about it and give her an answer in the morning.
Next morning he got up early and called the florist and had them send six red roses to his wife with a note saying: 'I can't think of six things I would like to change about you. I love you the way you are. '
When he arrived at home that evening, his wife greeted him at the door - who was almost in tears. Needless to say, he was extremely glad he had not criticized his wife as she had requested.
The following Sunday at church, after she had reported the results of her assignment, several women with whom she had been studying came up to her and said,'That was the most considerate thing I have ever heard.'
And this was the power of appreciation!
In our real life, we appreciate people around us, be it - father, mother, siblings, spouse or colleagues. But we take them for granted and never express our appreciation. So take a step forward now on and appreciate them and see the miracle!