Day 3 ~ February 2 ~ Appreciation
“There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.” ~ Mother Teresa
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." ~ John F. Kennedy
Life is filled with opportunities to express appreciation, yet how many times do we pass up the opportunity thinking "oh, I'll tell them later." When we tell someone that we appreciate them, we are promoting nonviolence.
We’ve all heard the expression, “You don’t know what you’ve got 'til it’s gone.” Why do we wait? Today, I’ll pause to appreciate, acknowledge, and express gratitude for all that I have…my life, my health, my home, my talents, my relationships, food and water…..
Write down ten things that you appreciate about yourself and your life. Tell at least one other person what you appreciate about them.
Action for Teens
Today, focus on appreciating the good qualities in yourself and others.
Action for Children
Tell each member of your family at least one thing you appreciate about them.
“Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you'll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it.”
~ Ralph Marten