37 Thank You Messages For Appreciation

Being appreciated feels great! Sometimes, knowing how to respond to appreciation can feel challenging when only saying “thank you” doesn’t feel like enough.

The message examples below will give you a few ideas for what you can say to let the person know you appreciate the appreciation. 

I have provided examples to help you respond to appreciation. Also, the wording can help you express gratitude to whoever appreciates you. For thanking your boss, you can also review the thank your boss for the appreciation examples.

How To Say Thank You for the Appreciation

As you write a thank you message for appreciation, there are two approaches you can take to express your gratitude. 

  1. A Short Message: You can write a quick one-sentence thank-you message to express your gratitude quickly. The response can be sent immediately to acknowledge their words. 
  2. A Longer Note: You could also write a longer thank you note sharing what their words of appreciation meant to you.

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). You can also look at my tips for choosing a thank-you card design

Short Thanks for Your Appreciation Quotes

These short thank you messages can be used to reply to an email to say thanks for the appreciation.

  1. Thank you for your kind words.
  2. I appreciate the appreciation!
  3. Thank you for appreciating me.
  4. I’m grateful for the compliment. Thank you.
  5. Thank you so much.
  6. Thank you for your appreciation and recognition.
  7. I appreciate the recognition. Thank you.
  8. Thank you for taking the time to share your appreciation.
  9. I am grateful for the acknowledgment. Thank you very much.
  10. Thank you very much for taking the time to express your gratitude.
  11. Thank you for sharing your appreciation of my work.
  12. Thank you so much for your words of praise.
  13. Thank you for your kind remarks.
  14. I appreciate the compliment!
  15. Thank you for your lovely comments and recognition.
  16. Thank you kindly.
  17. Thank you for expressing your admiration for my work.

Thank You Note For Appreciation Message Examples

You’ll want to include an opening and closing and sign your name for these longer messages. The examples are only the “thank you” part of the note. You can see a complete thank-you note in the How to Write a Thank-You Note Guide.

#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 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 beyond, thank you for reminding me and expressing how much you value my work. Thank you for your appreciation

#15 Thank you for appreciating me. I was surprised by the gift card to [Restaurant 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 the other employees 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 appreciation. Your words of recognition have meant a lot to me during my career. I am deeply grateful as your support has greatly helped me over the last few years.

#18 Thank you for your note where you thanked me for volunteering 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 [volunteer 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!

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Author: Heidi Bender

Title: Writer

Expertise: Thank You Notes


Heidi Bender is a writer and author who founded Tons of Thanks. She aims to help people write thank-you notes by providing examples and tips. She is the author of She is the author of A Modern Guide to Writing Thank-You Notes.