Appreciation is often overlooked. The beautiful thing is that appreciation is something all people possess.
For instance, ever wished that you could make a wish, and no matter what, that wish would be granted? Wouldn’t it be nice to shout, “I want that, I want that, I want that, I want that, I want that” and get that which you want almost immediately?
Well, it’s very possible. And most of you have experienced it at least once or twice in your life. Not just in terms of money, but in all things.
You may have been thinking of a childhood song and then it’s on the radio all of a sudden. Or remembering an old friend and then that old friend gives you a call out of the blue.
Appreciation is the key that unlocks this gift to all that you’ve ever wanted. The added bonus is that as long as you’re in the flow of appreciation, negativity has no effect on you.
How We Currently Use Appreciation
There are two appreciation definitions that I would like to point out:
- recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities of someone or something.
- increase in monetary value.
These may seem like two very different things, but look again, they are the exact same.
People appreciate a kind gesture, a smile, a friend, a place to call home, etc. “Hey girl, you know I appreciate you.”
Similarly, these items can appreciate: a home, a stock, a car, a business, a new artist, etc. “Hey girl, you know this new artist JClay goes super hard. We should tell everybody and buy his music.”
Why Do Things Appreciate In Monetary Value?
It may seem simple, but the reason things appreciate in value is because we appreciate them.
If the value of a house rises, it’s because people have shown their appreciation by their actions. They spoke highly of their neighborhood, they made sure they were neighborly, they kept their shrubbery looking nice (I just wanted to use the word shrubbery), they made sure the right businesses were placed nearby, etc etc.
There are millions of things people could have done to appreciate the values of their home through appreciation, but what is it really?
What Is Appreciation Really & How To Use It To Make Something Out of Nothing
Appreciation is just focus and attention mixed with emotion. That’s it.
That which you focus on always expands and the expansion never ends. No matter how skillful you are on a subject, there is always more to learn and appreciate about it.
This can be your greatest tool. Just look at your life now. It’s an accumulation of things and people you appreciate. We all love being around people that appreciate us. It’s the same with items.
Some people appreciate being broke because they think being rich makes them a bad person. Some people appreciate having enemies because it allows them to put the blame on others instead of looking at themselves accurately. We are all just in a world created by our appreciation.
As you may have realized, appreciation doesn’t discriminate. There are countless things that are considered valuable to others that you don’t care for and vice versa.
That’s why it’s good to always focus on what you love and what you want only. That which you don’t want will fall away because you aren’t giving it any attention. Imagine if you appreciated everything and everyone around you. You would join in the ranks of some of the happiest and richest people ever.
Take An Appreciation Break
So let’s do this together!
Set a reminder on your phone to set aside 5 minutes each day to reflect on what you appreciate. You can journal it, visualize it, tell someone, appreciate it silently, whatever. Just do it!
Showing appreciation creates a flow of positive energy between you and the source of all things. It will always lead to more of what you appreciate that will also appreciate, which you will then appreciate so that it appreciates…you see what I’m getting at?
My reminder is set for 8 pm everyday in a very useful to-do app called OmniFocus 3 that helps you accomplish more daily. Some days I do it when the reminder comes up and others about an hour later. In the beginning I did miss a day here and there, but now it’s become part of my routine. Just sitting in my office typing this post, I’m very appreciative of many things.
I’m appreciative that you’re reading this. I’m appreciative that I can be used to help and inspire others. I’m most appreciative that if you found this article helpful, you’ll share this mug!
Let me know in the comments below. Two four six eight, what and whom do you appreciate? Is it who or whom, I never know.