Your Life Is What You Appreciate

Centuries ago, the Pilgrims set foot in North America, a land where they had never been, a land that seemed to them very foreign and wild.  They definitely didn’t have all the answers, heck they didn’t even have a good idea of how to grow their own food in this new land.  Yet, in the fall of 1621, they had their first harvest.  So, they gave thanks that they were alive and free.

A joyful way to honor this part of history might be to recognize that what we appreciate creates a meaningful and abundant life for those around us and ourselves.

A hundred-dollar bill is a perfect example of the power of appreciation.  If we fail to appreciate that a hundred-dollar bill has value, it could appear to us as merely a small scrap of virtually worthless paper.

You might say, “Now Jason this is an absurd example.  People just know to appreciate that hundred-dollar bills have value.”

And I completely agree; most adults in the United States know how to appreciate the value of a hundred-dollar bill.

So we understand how to appreciate the value of a little piece of paper.  Now how can we give this same confident appreciation that we have for a hundred-dollar bill, to ourselves, the people around us and our communities?

What if every time we looked at our family members, we felt the same excitement as when we happen to notice a hundred-dollar bill on a street?

What if every time we looked at the people ahead of us in the checkout line at the grocery store, we felt the same excitement as when we happen to notice a hundred-dollar bill on a street?

What if every time we looked in the mirror, we felt the same excitement as when we happen to notice a hundred-dollar bill on a street?

 Game Of The Day

How can you increase your ability to appreciate yourself?

How can you increase your ability to appreciate all the people that you truly want to appreciate?

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