{A} = Appreciation

September 7, 2015 § 4 Comments

Appreciate the little things

Wisdom – as defined in the Oxford English Dictionary is ‘the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgement’. I personally define wisdom as balancing knowledge = e.g. personal inspiration within the small events of life, with an understanding heart, as desired by King Solomon.

Here’s the first topic of my ‘A-Z’ of personal wisdom’s = Appreciation.

No matter your circumstance, appreciating the little things begets gratitude, contentment and will enrich your life immensely.

I feel that to truly love and accept someone is to consistently do those little things that make them happy. My husband is a great example of this – he does so to make me smile and I reciprocate likewise for him. It’s a delightfully cyclical experience that begins with cultivating appreciation, expressing gratitude, nurturing love/fondness, fostering goodwill, inspiring/encouraging each other (a preferable alternative to focussing on foibles or becoming desensitised to each other’s wonderful characteristics).

Final thought:

“If you will make your first concern the comfort, the well-being, and the happiness of your companion, sublimating any personal concern to that loftier goal, you will be happy, and your marriage will go on through eternity”.

Gordon B. Hinckley

Love requires action. Love is a choice, so is appreciating the little things.

(1 Kgs. 3:9); Prov. 3:13)
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