The difference between appreciation and flattery? That is simply. One is sincere and the other insincere. One comes from the heart out; the other from the teeth out. One is unselfish; the other selfish. One is universally admired; the other universally condemned.
Count your blessings each night and end your day with thanks. Faster that any state of mind, gratitude can transform stress into success. It provides a mental rocket-ship ride to the next inspiring experience in your life.