Appreciation

“Develop a new appreciation for the blessings you already enjoy.  See your life freshly, as if for the first time.  As you develop this new awareness, you’ll find that as new possessions or accomplishments enter your life, your level of appreciation will be heightened.”  Richard Carlson, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff and It’s All Small Stuff

We can use the law of attraction to bring new things into our lives, but if we are not appreciative, we lose the value and are still unhappy.  So the best thing that we can do is to appreciate what we have now, and with the appreciation and a nod to new things, we will appreciate the new things as well.  If we have no practice in appreciation, then the new things won’t mean much after the initial thrill of acquisition is gone.

So:  This is another way of saying “count your blessings.”  Our attitude makes all the difference.  And when we are grateful, the world opens up.

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