"We’re so busy trying to get everything done, to uncover what’s not working rather than what is working, to root out the mistake or the shortfall rather than the win, that we forget to acknowledge ourselves or anyone else for doing something good. That’s the problem with being such a task-oriented society — isn’t it? There’s no room and no time for celebrating. It’s no wonder that we so frequently find ourselves dispirited and drained of energy. Sometimes I think we’re like little wood-burning stoves. The minute something good happens, it’s as if we put a log in the stove and burn it all up, and then we’re out of fuel again. But we don’t have to be that way. We could take constant energy from the little things, the little “wins.”"
---From Real Simple, "The Power Of Praise"