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Appreciation of life itself, becoming suddenly aware of the miracle of being alive, on this planet, can turn what we call ordinary life into a miracle. We come awake to such a realization when we recognize our connection to a spiritual dimension.
Dan Wakefield

Key Thoughts

Appreciation is a wonderful thing; it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.

Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.

If you don't think every day is a great day try going without one.
Jim Evans

I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet.
Denis Waitley

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.
Peter Seller

Always remember, everyone is hungry for praise and starving for honest appreciation!
David Brandt Berg

Nine-tenths of wisdom is appreciation. Go find somebody's hand and squeeze it... while there is still time.
Dale Dauten
Key Rules

  • If you don't think every day is a great day try going without one.
    Jim Evans
  • No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
    St. Ambrose
  • One can never pay in gratitude: one can only pay 'in kind' somewhere else in life.
    Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • Never take anything for granted.
    Benjamin Disraeli
  • I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.
    Elbert Hubbard
  • Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.
    Maxim Gorky
  • Prosperity depends more on wanting what you have than having what you want.
    Geoffrey F. Abert
  • We become wiser by adversity; prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right.
  • The applause of a single human being is of great consequence.
    Samuel Johnson
  • The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
    William James
  • We do not care of what we have, but we cry when it is lost.
    Russian Proverb
It's our appreciation of others that make us what we are

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
Brian Tracy

Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and you will finally be able to move forward the life that God intended for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
Og Mandino

There has never been another you. With no effort on your part you were born to be something very special and set apart. What you are going to do in appreciation of that gift is a decision only you can make.
Dan Zadra

Appreciation can make a day - even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.
Margaret Cousins

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.
Amelia Earhart

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 life time.
Dale Carnegie

Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement -- and we will make the goal.
Jerome P. Fleishman

Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, Make Me Feel Important. Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.
Mary Kay Ash

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