Deepen Your Appreciation
by Jane Powell
“The ones you love don’t always know it.”
We have hundreds of ways to express our feelings, through words and gestures both large and small. All too often, however, we keep our feelings to ourselves assuming that those we care for know how much they mean to us. The truth is, they often don’t.
The next chance you get, tell that special someone how much joy they bring into your life. Let them know how special they are to you. Make sure you give a hug and get a hug.
This will deepen your appreciation for one another and brighten your relationship
You can choose to bury your dreams under impenetrable layers
Of worry and fear. Or you can choose to make those dreams
Even more magnificent and compelling so that you cannot
Resist being pulled forward by them.
You can choose to feel sorry for yourself, or you can choose
To feel the power of your true purpose. You can look for who
Is to blame, or you can look for ways to take full
Responsibility for the situation.
This is your life, and even the difficult stretches are very
Much worth living. In fact, it is during the challenging
Times that you build new capacity for greater richness.
When there is no obvious reason to be positive, choose to be
More positive than ever before. Instead of being overwhelmed
By the problems, choose to be energized by the positive
Possibilities hidden within them.
Feel the genuine confidence that comes from knowing you
Always have a choice. And choose to live the positive value
In whatever life may send.
What are you willing to take responsibility for today? Where you’re willing to take responsibility, you’re able to make real progress.
Even if the problems are not your fault, if they affect you then your best strategy is to step up and take responsibility for them. Even if there’s something you don’t know how to do, if it’s important to you then take responsibility for figuring out how to get it done.
Sure, your life is influenced by many things that are out of your control. Even so, your life is best lived when you take full responsibility for it.
Responsibility is a real and serious commitment that will often require great effort on your part. The payoff is with that responsibility comes a steadily increasing and positive influence over the way your life proceeds.
And even though it represents a serious commitment, responsibility also brings an unmatched sense of freedom. When you let go of the blaming and the begging, you are wonderfully free to live life on your own terms.
Look for ways to be more responsible and you’ll find great opportunities for success. Seek always to live responsibly, no matter what, and bring real value to all you do.