These are I-Messages that describe your positive feelings about another person. Appreciative I-Messages express appreciation, enjoyment, affection and love towards parents, brothers, sisters, friends, grandparents, etc. They can contribute greatly to warmer, closer and more enjoyable relationships.
- "I appreciate your taking my turn making dinner. It gave me time to finish my homework."
- "I really like the story you wrote."
- "Mom (Dad, Grandma, etc.), I love you."*
What Appreciative I-Message will you share with your Mother and/or loved ones? :)
*Excerpt from Dr. Thomas Gordon's F.E.T. Young Adult Resource book