"Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don't keep it a secret."
Mary Kay Ash
"It is up to us to give ourselves recognition. If we wait for it to come from others, we feel resentful when it doesn't, and when it does, we may well reject it."
"One can never pay in gratitude: one can only pay 'in kind' somewhere else in life."
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
"Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some."
"I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street,
I met a man who had no feet."
"We can only appreciate the miracle of a sunrise if we have waited in the darkness."
"Appreciation of life itself, becoming suddenly aware of the miracle of being alive, on this planet, can turn what we call ordinary life into a miracle. We come awake to such a realization when we recognize our connection to a spiritual dimension."
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn a life around."
"Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement -- and we will make the goal."
Jerome P. Fleishman
"We become wiser by adversity; prosperity destroys our appreciation of the right."
"We must be willing to fail and to appreciate the truth that often "Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived."
M. Scott Peck
"I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men the greatest asset I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement."
Charles M. Schwab
"The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be ones appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship."
"You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world's happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a life time."
"Once we discover how to appreciate the timeless values in our daily experiences, we can enjoy the best things in life."
"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."
"We are so often caught up in our destination that we forget to appreciate the journey, especially the goodness of the people we meet on the way. Appreciation is a wonderful feeling, don't overlook it."