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The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.
When work, commitment, and pleasure all become one and you reach that deep well where passion lives, nothing is impossible.
The 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.
Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory.
Susan Brownell Anthony
Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.
Henry Ward Beecher
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
An understanding heart is everything in a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
Carl Gustav Jung
Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in the quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow.
Mary Jean Irion
Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.
Dame Edith Sitwell
There are realities we all share, regardless of our nationality, language, or individual tastes. As we need food, so do we need emotional nourishment: love, kindness, appreciation, and support from others. We need to understand our environment and our relationship to it. We need to fulfill certain inner hungers: the need for happiness, for peace of mind -- for wisdom.
Swami Kriyananda [J. Donald Walters]
What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it - would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have.
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Personal Stories About ‘Appreciation’
Appreciate The UnappreciatedSubmitted by Anonymous
My 19 year old daughter was the victim of an assault in December of 2008. This was a very traumatic event, but because of her inner strength she rose above it. As a victim she was potentially qualified to receive financial victim assistance, which was available through a victim advocacy program in our State. This...
The Long WaitSubmitted by Amita Sinha
I often reminisce those good old days when life was relatively simpler, and people were much more humane and gentle. Recently, to my surprise, I got the opportunity to experience that same warmth that I thought had disappeared from the world. I was out shopping the other day with my husband, two daughters and...
A Step Back I Cannot TakeSubmitted by Sydney
Today I saw a young girl, and she looked at me, she said, "I cannot wait till I'm as big as you". And I remember when I said those exact words. Now how I wish I could take them back. I remember my childhood as if it were yesterday. I am still young, only 14, entering my "teen" years. I looked and said, "well...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Appreciation’
Paul SSubmitted by
My dad has been in the Army Reserve for 25 years and he is extremely patriotic. I never understood why my dad wanted to die for his country but he tells me all the time that 'someone has to do it' and that he 'would rather die in battle defending his country and its people than of old age.' To see him put that...
Nalliah KSubmitted by
My father(1926-89) is my hero. He taught me to love fellow humans; not to harm others; to enjoy life with a sense of humour everyday; to learn everyday from everything or everybody; to thank god for all we have; to help others; to realise the truth and happiness; to enjoy cooking, eating, studying, working as...
Black Eyed Peas PSubmitted by Grace
When most people write a story about their heroes they might think of their mom or dad. Well, I'm not one of those people. My heroes are the Black Eyed Peas. Why? I think because of their music. Their song "Where is the Love" (which you can hear on this very website) inspires me to be a better person. That is my...
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I love the Appreciation video. I could watch that one all day. The little boy and the piano is good too. Thank you so much for your advertisements, if that is what they are called. We have Fox News on all day long and I stop what ever am doing when your videos come on. May God Bless your company.
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