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Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you'll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it.
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.
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.
Smile at each other, smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other - it doesn't matter who it is - and that will help you to grow up in greater love for each other.
Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
May you always be blessed with walls for the wind. A roof for the rain. A warm cup of tea by the fire. Laughter to cheer you. Those you love near you. And all that your heart might desire.
What we don't need to know for achievement, we need to know for our pleasure. Knowing how things work is the basis for appreciation, and is thus a source of civilized delight.
William L. Safire
You 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.
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]
Once we discover how to appreciate the timeless values in our daily experiences, we can enjoy the best things in life.
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Personal Stories About ‘Appreciation’
Didn't Have To Be.Submitted by Chance Reames
The devastation that a divorce brings on a child is life changing. When I was young I did not understand why all the bad things happened to me. I thought the world was out to get me. After an abusive and negative father, and a depressed mother decided to end a downhill marriage it left my brother, sister, and me...
A Decision To Be Better Not WorseSubmitted by Bill Keefe
The other evening I was an observer. I was drawn to a young woman in a restaurant bar. There was a presence about her that was in stark contrast to the other patrons who passed her by. Some didn't see her because she wasn't in close proximity to the "bar scene" and others because her physical condition made her...
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...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Appreciation’
Leonidas OtaeguiSubmitted by Melody
I think that a Heroe is anyone who can show courage when you have a problem. Someone that helps the other in many ways, that's a person that I will call Heroe. Someone who is always there to help others and gives them strength to go on through life's difficulties. My Heroes is my family, Los Otaeguis. They...
Katie USubmitted by Jennifer
I am a single mother of two children. I had been divorced for a year and struggled to make ends meet when I stopped by a girlfriends office to run errands with her on her lunch break. I was leaving the office when her secretary followed me out. She had overheard me tell my friend that I had two gifts each for my...
My hero is a wondrous man named Randy Pausch. His entire life, he has been a symbol of greatness and integrity. Even as he discovered he had cancer, he chose not to mope and dread the inevitable. Instead, Randy became an embodiment of hope and eternal optimism. His memory still lives on today and continues to...
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