Appreciation is like an insurance
It has to be renewed every now and then.
pass up an opportunity to speak a kind word of appreciation.
There are six billion people on the planet, and 5.9 billion
of them go
to bed every night starving for one honest word of
selective in choosing activities, in choosing friends, in
material possessions fosters unexpected appreciation.
Too much of
any one thing negates whatever specialness might have been
realized. If we surround ourselves with acquaintances, we never fully
knowing a few people well. If we surround ourselves
with "toys," we
never learn how we really want to spend our time.
it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your
sincerely and without the expectation of anything in
appreciate those around you, and you'll soon find many
you. Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you
have more of it.
have it easily in your power to increase the sum
total of this world's happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to
someone who is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you
will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today,
but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.
we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the
highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by
people behind the words
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seldom experience regret for anything that you've done.
It is what you haven't done that will torment you.
The message, therefore, is clear. Do it! Develop
for the present moment. Seize every second of your
life and savor it. Value your present moments. Using
up in any self-defeating ways means you've lost them
you put out comes back. The more you sincerely
life from the heart, the more the
magnetic energy of
attracts fulfilling life experiences
to you, both personally
professionally. Learning how toappreciate more
offers many benefits and
applications. Appreciation is
heart frequency to activate
and it can help shift your
quickly. Learning how
to appreciate both pleasant
seemingly unpleasant experiences is
Childre and Sara Paddision
day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me
learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart.
not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect
Let me hold you while I may, for it may not
always be so.
|There is more hunger for love and
appreciation in this world than for bread.
more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able
to do, and the more genuine may be one's appreciation
of fundamental things like home, and love,
and understanding companionship.
of life itself, becoming suddenly aware of the miracle
of being alive, on this planet, can turn what we call
into a miracle. We come awake to such a realization when
we recognize our connection to a spiritual dimension.
would rather be able to appreciate things I can not have
than to have things I am not able to appreciate.
Those who are capable of the highest, most disinterested appreciation
find the most in life to enjoy. The habit of learning to appreciate to the
utmost every situation in life adds wonderfully to the sum total of one's
happiness. But many people are incapable of real happiness because
they never learn to appreciate anything except that which
appeals to their own comfort, pleasure, or appetite.
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Once we discover how to appreciate
the timeless values in our daily experiences, we can
enjoy the best things in life.
Let us learn to appreciate there
will be times when the trees will be bare, and look
forward to the time when we may pick the fruit.
Appreciation can make a day--even
change a life. Your willingness to put it into words
is all that is necessary.
aim of life is appreciation; there
is no sense in not appreciating
things; and there is no sense in
having more of them if you have
less appreciation of them.
is like looking through
a wide-angle lens that lets you see
the entire forest, not just the one tree
limb you walked up on.
Childre and Sara Paddison
word "appreciation" means to be thankful and
admiration, approval, or gratitude. It also means to
appreciate in value. As you appreciate life, you
valuable—both to yourself and others.
is a wonderful thing: It makes what is
excellent in others belong to us as well.
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The more I focused on lack and on what I
couldn’t have, the more depressed
The more depressed I became, the more I focused on
lack. My soul
whispered that what I really yearned for was not financial
security but financial
I was still—quiet enough to listen.
At that moment I acknowledged the
deep longing in my
heart. What I
hungered for was an inner peace that the
world could not
take away. I
asked for help and committed to following wheresoever
would lead me. For
the first time in my life I discarded my five-year goals
became a seeker, a pilgrim, a sojourner. When
I surrendered my desire for
security and sought serenity
instead, I looked at my life with open eyes.
I saw that
I had much for which to be grateful.
I felt humbled by my riches and regretted
that I took
for granted the abundance that already existed in my life.
How could I
expect more from the universe when I
didn’t appreciate what I already had?
Sarah Ban Breathnach
our individual troubles and challenges may be, it's
to pause every now and then to appreciate all that we have,
on every level.
We need to literally "count our blessings," give
thanks for them, allow
ourselves to enjoy them, and relish the experience of
prosperity we already have.
Appreciation is the oil that lubricates
life and keeps your wheels turning
easily and freely. Without appreciation, your wheels
will still spin, but they
are apt to become rusted with resentment and
exhaustion. Since there is
great truth in the well-known statement "We teach
people how to treat us,"
you can start teaching others to shower you with
by showering yourself first.
know how bad a thing it is to be a slave and I know how
terrible it was but
I don't believe that there's a free person in the whole
world that knows
how good a cup full of water can taste. Because you
have to be a deprived slave,
to be kept waiting for your water like we were to really
appreciate how good just
one swallow can be. When we finally got a drop on our
tongues it was like
something straight from the hands of the Almighty.
from his novel 47
once succumbed to the fad of fasting and went for six days
and nights without eating.
It wasn't difficult. I was less hungry at the end of
the sixth day than I was at the end
of the second. Yet I know, as you know, people who
would think they had
committed a crime if they let their families or employees go
for six days without food;
but they will let them go for six days, and six weeks, and
sometimes sixty years without
giving them the hearty appreciation that they crave almost
as much as they crave food.
cannot be a sense of abundance or the experience of
without appreciation. You cannot find beauty unless
you appreciate beauty.
You cannot find friendship unless you appreciate
others. You cannot find
love unless you appreciate loving and being loved.
If you wish abundance, appreciate life.
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The vibration of appreciation is also the highest, fastest
we can use for attraction. If we would
shoot appreciation at
anything and everything, all day
long, we'd be guaranteed to have
heaven on earth in no
time, living happily ever after with more friends,
money, more beautiful relationships, in total safety, and
to the God of our Being than it's possible to
are so often caught up in our destination that we forget
appreciate the journey, especially the goodness of the
meet on the way. Appreciation is a wonderful
feeling; don't overlook it.
grower of chrysanthemums awaited a visit from the emperor,
who was coming to enjoy his blossoms, of which there were
hundreds in bloom. The grower selected one magnificent
then cut down all the others, leaving this one perfect
emperor arrived and sat for several hours quietly gazing at
beautiful flower, letting its beauty have its way with
him. Can you
imagine being so caught up in appreciation of one flower
everything else fades into the background?
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for all of us to develop would be to look for something to
appreciate in everyone we meet. We can all be generous
appreciation. Everyone is grateful for it. It
improves every human
relationship, it brings new courage to people facing
it brings out the best in everyone. So, give
generously whenever you can. You will never regret it.
One of the most neglected virtues of our daily existence is
Somehow, we neglect to praise our son or
daughter when he or she brings
home a good report card, and we
fail to encourage our children when they
first succeed in baking
a cake or building a birdhouse. Nothing pleases
more than this kind of parental interest and approval.
The next time you enjoy a meal at a restaurant, send word to the
it was excellently prepared, and when a tired
you unusual courtesy, please mention it.
Every minister, lecturer, and public speaker knows the
pouring himself or herself out to an audience
and not receiving a single ripple
of appreciative comment.
What applies to professionals applies doubly to
offices, shops and factories and our families and friends.
In our interpersonal relations we should never forget that all
associates are human beings and hunger for
It is the legal tender that all souls enjoy.
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