Play with catWhat does appreciation mean to you?  How often are you appreciative of the people, places and things in your life?

There’s so much in your life to appreciate and yet it’s easy to overlook what’s around you, all day, every day.

When you are immersed in your surroundings, you tend to forget what you have, especially if you’re concentrating on what you wish you had.

As a frequent traveler, I’m always surprised by the things I take for granted when they are no longer readily accessible to me.

A hot shower with a strong water spray or ice cubes that just fall out of the front door of the refrigerator are luxuries in other parts of the world.  Yet, I help myself to these things every day and don’t think anything about it.

It can be easy to take people for granted too.

If you live near family (provided you get along) or still live in the town where you grow up, you may not appreciate the fact that there might be a small army of people ready to help you, drive you to the airport or help you move.

How are you doing at appreciating the people in your life?

Appreciation will remind you of what you have so you don’t focus on what you think you lack.  That’s the secret to living joyfully.

©2013 – MarBeth Dunn and Destination Empowerment Inc. All rights reserved

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