Wisdom From The World:
“Appreciation can make a day and even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.” – Margaret Cousins
“Learn to appreciate what you have before time forces you to appreciate what you had.” – Anonymous
“Love is not just tolerance. It’s not just distant appreciation. It’s a warm sense of “I am enjoying the fact that you are you.” – N.T. Wright
“Love is an action word.” – Anonymous
“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. Spread love to those around you; remember that not only today, but each day, you can make a difference in someone’s life. You don’t need an excuse or a special day to show someone that you care.” – Anonymous
“Appreciation goes a long way as a motivator.” – Candice Clark
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have you will never, never have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey
“Hopeful thinking can get you out of your fear zone and into your appreciation zone.” – Martha Beck
Wisdom From The Word:
“Love from the center of who you are, don’t fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on to dear life to good. Be good to friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle…Don’t hit back; discover beauty in everyone.” – Romans 12: 9,10, 17 (The Message)
“Summing it all up friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious- the best, not the worst; the beautiful not the ugly; things to praise not things to curse.“ – Philippians 4: 8 (The Message)
“Congenial conversation- what a pleasure! The right word at the right time-beautiful.” – Proverbs 15: 23 (The Message)
“Gracious speech is like clover honey-good taste to the soul, quick energy for the body.” – Proverbs 16: 24 (The Message)
Keep Me Real Lord!
Dear Lord, help me to have the eyes to see the good in my spouse, in my children and grandchildren. Let me known as someone who is an encourager and not a discourager. Let me leave the people in my life feeling appreciated for who they are and not only for what they do. Thank you Lord for hearing this prayer. You are my encourager and you are the One who has taught me what genuine love looks like.