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James M. Barrie
The most fortunate are those who have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy.
When work, commitment, and pleasure all become one and you reach that deep well where passion lives, nothing is impossible.
Forget yesterday - it has already forgotten you. Don't sweat tomorrow - you haven't even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift - today.
I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
Theodor Seuss Geisel
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
Remember the things in life that are free to each of us—our family, our friends, our soul, our hopes, our dreams, and our knowledge—are the most important.
Jaren L. Davis
What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value.
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.
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Personal Stories About ‘Appreciation’
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...
Peyton's 8th BirthdaySubmitted by Anonymous
When my daughter Peyton was 7, she decided that she wanted to be a "Change Bandit" for the Duke Children's Hospital annual donation radio-thon. She enjoyed raising money to help the sick children in the hospital, and she hit up everyone she knew for loose change. In a short period of time, she donated more than...
Mc MasterSubmitted by Anonymous
I go to Mac High School, and once a year we get snacks when we get off the bus. Usually I think nothing of it and just take a snack and then go on with the rest of my day. But today there were stickers on the bottles which told us to "pay it forward" and there was even a website to visit (which was this one) to...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Appreciation’
Tommy ESubmitted by
My hero is my dad because he encourages me to live my life and he tells me what is right and what is wrong. I look up to him because he was there for me all my life and he never left me and he never will. He is just a great person to look up to. He is always there for me.
The Few, The Proud, The ForgottenSubmitted by Michael
My name is Michael M. I'm 43 years old and was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in 2008; which was caused by exposure to toxic water while serving in the Marines at Camp Lejeune NC. Since '08 my family and I have had so much advice, assistance, support and total compassion from a group that calls themselves...
Tess Schweitzer WatsonSubmitted by Mogdi N.
Hi my name is Michelle Nelson and I would like to nominate a special friend of mine named Tess, Tess has two wonderful boys, One who is in Heaven and the other is still with her, in her heart. Tess had a son who died of Cancer when he was just 7 years old, he passed away shortly after his 7th birthday, Devon...
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Ken, Spring Valley, IL
I'm a special education teacher. We use your website to teach important values to our students. The videos are great education tools! Keep up the good work!
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Appreciation is to show gratefulness to someone.
Bruce Willingham, Warner Robins, Ga
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Anderson, Colatina, ES - Brasil
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Rob Path, Brunswick, Georgia
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Valores , New York
My name is Valeriy Razinkov.
First time saw your channel during our trip, and we immediately liked it! came home,
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Valeriy Razin'kov, rus
I have been following your site since 2004 when it was forbetterlife.org. You have changed the format, but values remain the same. I really appreciate it...please continue to share stories etc.
Netra Khanna, India
i appreciate values.com...it helps me look at the values that mean something in my life...i dont give to get thanks...i give because it feels good
penny, south dakota
Our whole family have shared that. When one of your messages appear on Fox News each of us stop to watch and listen. We all appreciate what you are doing. Your site and all that it does is an inspiration to us all. Please don't stop as you never know whose heart you may soften or whose life you might touch for the better. From all of us to all of you "Thank You."
Sandie S, New Cuyama, CA
For all of the future generations, don't stop what it is you're all doing, we can change this world, one simple act at a time. God Bless all of You.
Abbigator, Manassas, Va
This is what we have needed for a very long time!! Thanks so much for putting the act of kindness out there. My kids love the commercials and it is teaching people that we have control over our actions. Don't stop!
Marylou L, La Habra, CA
I want to thank you for these advertisements. It's a nice change to be able to see something different from someone telling us to buy something. It is also the best when I see my kids watching and learning from them. They even have their favorite ones. Thank you.
Liliana, P, Seattle Washington
Your Spots which we see on Fox News are fantastic. We look forward to the many different ones shown through out the day. It is such an improvement over the trash that we are subjected to. Keep up the good work.
Gerald & Jeanne B, Louisville, Ky
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.
Vera J., Tucson, AZ