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Appreciation is like a rainbow shining through the clouds. It can turn a dark sky into a brilliant reminder that life is on your side and the unknown is your friend. Appreciate all that you have, take nothing for granted, and live in your natural state of gratitude.
“A rainbow is the product of physics working for your appreciation of beauty.” ~ Kyle Hill
The art of appreciation has the elements of recognition, enjoyment, feeling grateful and giving thanks. These elements create a beautiful masterpiece with your commitment to being appreciative. It starts from within and expands outward from the heart.
Appreciating yourself begins with recognition. Recognize how far you’ve come in life by acknowledging your contributions, the beauty you’ve created, and the challenges you’ve turned into opportunities. This is how to appreciate the person you’ve become.
Enjoying life is an essential part of appreciating your aliveness. Enjoy the beauty of nature, animals, people, experiences and your own miraculous human body. Develop an appreciation for the goodness in your life and you’ll be on a beautiful path of joy.
Feeling grateful is a catalyst for expressing your appreciation. As you feel the depth of gratitude in your heart you’ll find a way to show it. It could be in the form of a heartfelt thank you, a written note, a gift, a hug, a smile, a compliment or a loving act of kindness.
Giving thanks for all of your blessings is a gratitude practice that strengthens your spiritual connection. You can speak your gratitude daily or write about it in a journal. Either way, let it become a healthy habit that keeps you aligned with your soul.
Sitting down to eat a meal is a good time to pause and express your appreciation. It may be a gratitude prayer or simply breathing deeply while giving thanks. Practice eating slowly as a way to savor healthy food and deepen your appreciation for its nutrients.
Being appreciative is a way of life. It changes your focus from lack to abundance. What you appreciate tends to go up in value because everything you value in life tends to get more of your attention. Whatever you give your energy to becomes more valuable.
HAVE A HEALTHY, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
With love and light,
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