Day 33 ~ March 4 ~ Acknowledgement
“When we acknowledge that all of life is sacred and that each act is an act of choice and therefore sacred, then life is a sacred dance lived consciously each moment. When we live at this level, we participate in the creation of a better world.”
~ Scout Cloud Lee
“No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.”
~ Alfred North Whitehead
“None of us got to where we are alone. Whether the assistance we received was obvious or subtle, acknowledging someone's help is a big part of understanding the importance of saying thank you.” (Harvey Mackay) Acknowledgement helps us see the oneness of all life, that we are part of a greater purpose, and by doing so, elevates our awareness of nonviolence.
When I acknowledge someone, how could I possibly do harm toward them? When I tell someone what a difference he or she has made in my life and acknowledge that person for being there for me, I am affirming our connectedness.
Take time to acknowledge each person you meet today. Find time to acknowledge the people who have made a difference in your life.
Action for Teens
It feels good to be truly acknowledged. Who are the people that make a positive difference in your life? Take time to tell them this. Tell them how they have helped you and thank them.
Action for Children
Choose a special person in your life and make an “award” for them. Tell them why they are important to you.
Keveen Sy Suan, age 8, Philippines
Peace Pals International
“There is as much greatness of mind in acknowledging a good turn, as in doing it.” ~ Seneca
“In working with top leaders and thought philosophers of our time, I will tell you that among their secrets of success is a regular practice of acknowledging and appreciating what they have.”
~ Jack Canfield