Being appreciated feels great! You may want to express your gratitude with a thank you message in an email or a handwritten note.
This post will give you some wording ideas for how to say thank you for the appreciation. Finding the right words to say can feel challenging.
The message examples provided will help give you a few ideas for what you can write to let the recipient know that you feel grateful.
Sometimes, the smallest acts of kindness can mean the most. In this case, someone took a few minutes to share words of appreciation with you.
For your boss, please see the example messages to thank your boss for the appreciation. There are also workplace examples below.
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You may also want to read about how to accept a compliment without it being awkward.
“Saying thank you is more than good manners, it is good spirituality.” – Alfred Painter
Two approaches for saying thank you for the appreciation
You can write a quick one-sentence thank-you message to express your gratitude quickly. A short note will acknowledge that you received their words and feel appreciated.
The other approach is to write a longer thank you note with details of why you are thankful for the appreciation words. You could also include how it made you feel.
Choosing a card
If you want to write a handwritten notecard, you can decide how important the look and quality of the card are to you (especially if you know the recipient will appreciate a handwritten card).
Short Appreciation Quotes
These short thank you messages can be used to reply to an email.
- Thank you for your kind words.
- Thank you for your kind remarks.
- I appreciate the appreciation!
- Thank you for appreciating me.
- I’m grateful for the compliment. Thank you.
- Thank you so much.
- Thank you for your appreciation and recognition.
- I appreciate the recognition. Thank you.
- Thank you for taking the time to share your appreciation.
- I am grateful for the acknowledgment. Thank you very much.
- Thank you very much for taking the time to express your gratitude.
- Thank you for sharing your appreciation of my work.
- Thank you so much for your words of praise.
- I appreciate the compliment!
- Thank you for your lovely comments and recognition.
- Thank you kindly.
- Thank you for expressing your admiration for my work.
Thank You For The Appreciation Message Examples
You’ll want to include an opening, closing, and sign your name for these longer messages. The examples are only the “thank you” part of the note. Click here to learn more about how to write a thank-you note.
Also, replace words in [brackets] as appropriate.
#1 You’re the best teacher! Thank you for taking the time to show your appreciation. I love helping out in the classroom.
#2 I really appreciate your kind words. You are a caring friend, and I am grateful that you let me know how much you enjoy our weekly meeting at the coffee shop. With your busy schedule, I feel valued spending time with you.
#3 Thank you so much for your thoughtful note. It was a great party, and I was happy to be involved in organizing it. Your support means the world to me.
#4 Thank you for taking the time to let me know that you appreciate my hard work. I am grateful for your willingness to give me new opportunities. I feel like a valuable team member, and you are a great leader.
#5 Thank you for your kind words. I am so happy that you are my best friend. I will be forever grateful for our friendship.
#6 Thanks for your words of appreciation at the [location/meeting/event] and generous gift card. I was surprised by the recognition and your generosity. I also am thankful for all the words of encouragement you’ve given me over the last few years. You are a true friend.
#7 Thank you very much for your kind remarks. The party was a fantastic celebration, and I felt honored to be a part of it. Hearing my name spoken from the stage was a wonderful thing. Thank you for recognizing me for [whatever you were recognized for].
#8 Thank you for taking the time to express your gratitude for my efforts. I appreciate your willingness to provide me with fresh opportunities. I feel like I’m an essential part of the team, and you’re a fantastic leader.
#9 Thank you very much for expressing your gratitude regarding the organization of the party. I am happy that the birthday party for [Violet] was a success and proud to be part of pulling off the surprise!
#10 I appreciate the recognition for my time working for [Company Name]. I am grateful to have a job that I enjoy.
#11 I value the acknowledgment for my years at [Company Name]. I am thankful for a work that I love.
#12 Thank you for taking the time to share your appreciation. Honest feedback is so much easier when it’s positive!
#13 While I do not always feel like I’m going the extra mile, thank you for reminding me and sharing how much I am appreciated.
#14 While I don’t always feel like I’m going above and above, thank you for reminding me and expressing how much you value my work.
#15 Thank you for appreciating me. I was surprised by the gift card to [Resuartnt Name]. I will take [Wife/Husband/Partner Name] with me. We will enjoy a sweet treat and a wonderful dinner.
#16 Thank you for the employee appreciation dinner. I had a great time and hope that the other employees also had fun. Giving us the afternoon off work was thoughtful, and I felt appreciated. The gift bag was excellent as well.
#17 Thank you for your inspirational words, valuable advice, and words of appreciation. Your words of recognition have meant a lot to me during my career. You have my deepest gratitude as your support has helped me so much over the last few years.
#18 Thank you for your note where you thanked me for being a volunteer at church. Working in the children’s ministry has been a rewarding experience. I am so thankful that you encouraged me to try it out.
#19 Thank you for your message in which you expressed gratitude for my work as a volunteer. It has been a fantastic experience to [voluenter subject]. I’m grateful that you pushed me to give it a shot. I’ve also made some great memories with others on the outings.
#20 I wanted to reach out and let you know how grateful I am that you nominated me for employee of the month. While I wasn’t selected this time, [Person’s Name] forwarded me your amazing nomination message. I feel very appreciated by you!
#21 I wanted to thank you for nominating me for employee of the month. [Boss’s Name] shared your wonderful nomination note with me. You have made me feel valued and appreciated. I look forward to working together on future projects.
#22 Thanks for letting me know how much you appreciated my work with the new client while you were away. They seem to like the flexibility of knowing that other team members can step in when needed. I hope you are feeling better!
Thank You For The Appreciation Summary
Sometimes knowing how to respond to appreciation can feel challenging when only saying “thank you” doesn’t feel like enough.
When responding, a short thank you for the appreciation can be OK. There are many examples provided above to say thank you in one sentence. And longer examples are provided for when you want to say more.
The examples are provided to help you respond to appreciation. In addition, the wording can help you express gratitude to whoever appreciated you.