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.
By appreciation, we make excellence in others our own property.
Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.
Cherish your visions; cherish your ideals; cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts, for out of them will grow delightful conditions, all heavenly environment; of these if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built.
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.
Hay is more acceptable to an ass than gold.
He is not poor that hath not much, but he that craves much.
I would rather be able to appreciate things I can not have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.
If human beings are perceived as potentials rather than problems, as possessing strengths instead of weaknesses, as unlimited rather that dull and unresponsive, then they thrive and grow to their capabilities.
If you can't appreciate what you have got then get what you appreciate.
Ignorant men don't know what good they hold in their hands until they've flung it away.
Is there some principal of nature which states that we never know the quality of what we have until it is gone?
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
It is up to us to give ourselves recognition. If we wait for it to come from others, we feel resentful when it doesn't, and when it does, we may well reject it.
Let never day nor night unhallowed pass, but still remember what the Lord hath done.
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.
Like when I'm in the bathroom looking at my toilet paper, I'm like 'Wow! That's toilet paper?' I don't know if we appreciate how much we have.
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.
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.