Appreciation Is Key

Appreciation is a key principle for human life.
My mother bought a leather coat for me one winter.
A year later I was wearing the coat when I arrived at her house.
What she said struck me, and has stuck with me since then.
She said, “At least I know that you appreciate it…” (referencing the coat)
In part, through this conversation, I learned to true meaning of appreciation.
Appreciation is making the most of the gifts you’ve been given.
BoyzIIMen recorded a song called “Thank You”.
One of the lyrics in the song says, “There has to be better way to show I’m grateful”.
I have come to equate “grateful” with “gratitude” and “appreciation”.
So then, a better way. to show I’m grateful, to me, is the same as a better way to show my appreciation.
And the way to live out appreciation is to make the best use of the gifts that you have been given.

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