Daily Inspiration 7-1-12

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“The deepest principle in human nature
is the craving to be
appreciated
.”
— William James
“There is more
hunger
for love
and appreciation
in this
world
than for
bread.”

— Mother Teresa of
Calcutta




The
past few posts, I’ve been hitting all around the idea of appreciation. It is
something that we all love from others. It doesn’t matter if we are a 2-year old
child, a rock star, a lawyer with a great summation, a spelling bee contestant,
tap dancer, nurse, mother, gardner, crane operator, we all love it and respond
to it and do better as a result of it. Praise is vocalized appreciation, a smile
is silent appreciation, a tear of joy is internal appreciation, and it is all so
desired and so good.
In
fact, I’ve come to know that appreciation is just a form of love. We all want
love. I’ve always wanted it and wanted to be appreciated and have even sought it
out. I didn’t always get it and such is the story of life. . . or so it is
written.
Here’s
a more interesting thing I’ve learned of late. It is that when we appreciate
other things, other people, other creations, we are loving them and it increases
the love we receive just by virtue of giving it out. It’s illogical to give
something away and have more as a result, but it’s true.
Of
course, and maybe even, more importantly, if we will put that focus of
appreciation on ourselves, we will gain far greater ground. In loving ourselves
we instantly have more capacity and a greater storehouse to give
from.
I
have a Yelp account and I refuse to give a negative comment. I’ve adopted the
adage of if I can’t say something positive, I won’t say anything at all. So, it
becomes all appreciation.
How
many ways can we appreciate others? They are endless. Let us try some each day
and put our focus on giving rather than hoping to receive. I believe there are
many things to appreciate about anyone and any thing, and that if we are not
finding them, we need to spend a little more time with them.
Since
we all crave appreciation, what could be better than being in charge of giving
it out?



What A Wonderful Job. . . VP of Appreciation. .
.

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