You can never get to peace and inner security without first acknowledging all of the good things in your life. If you’re forever wanting and longing for more without first appreciating things the way they are, you’ll stay in discord.
~ Doc Childre and Howard Martin, The HeartMath Solution
“I don’t worry about it. It’s an old car.” An excuse for McDonald and an assortment of papers spilling over the dash board and the back seat. “If I had a better car I’d take better care of it.” The false logic is comforting but untrue.
What we take with us continually is our habits. This person won’t take care of her next car any better than this one after the first few weeks because she’s made a habit of being careless and so her next car will be an old car sooner rather than later and she’ll wonder why she never seems to have anything really nice or special.
Do you know someone who appreciates everything? Someone who may not always have the best but always makes the best of what she has? Notice a certain peace, a certain joy about her?
Appreciation is a way of being a good steward to all we have in our care. Its a way of telling the universe we know how to take care of what we’ve been given and we’re deserving of more.
Life is more joyful, not because we have more, but because we know how to appreciate what we do have. Appreciation is one of the fine arts of living. Its a class act. Its living our best life now, with what we have at the moment.
Appreciation is a habit too. Its an habit we can start today. We can start by appreciating exactly what we already have, exactly what is in front of us. What are you appreciating today?