Explore the value of Appreciation
Here are some inspiring stories about appreciation.
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THE VALUE OF A DOLLAR When I was nineteen, I had a job at my local bookstore. Being located in the mall, we usually saw our fair share of characters, many of them teenagers. One night, a fifteen-year-old couple came in looking for a book. They seemed to be the usual type to give mall workers a hard time. When they came to the...
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OUR JACARANDA TREE Our Jacaranda Tree By Olehile Thataone As children we spent our holidays on the farm, both summer and winter. Being farm boys, we helped around with farm chores, like working the cattle and goats. We spent our time during hot summer afternoons, swimming in the water pans or in the farm dam. It was a...
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TWO AMAZING PEOPLE I recently read a wonderful account of an incredible act of kindness. It involved the country singer, Jan Howard, and it occurred back in the early or mid 1950's. You can read about it in her wonderful autobiography, 'Sunshine and Shadow.' She was destitute with three children and at least two of them were...
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Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

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APPRECIATION QUOTATIONS
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“The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.”

Benjamin Disraeli

Mizner
“Be nice to people on your way up because you'll meet them on your way down.”

Wilson Mizner

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“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”

Thornton Wilder

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“I have never been a millionaire. But I have enjoyed a great meal, a crackling fire, a glorious sunset, a walk with a friend, a hug from a child, a cup of soup, a kiss behind the ear. There are plenty of life’s tiny delights for all of us.”

Jack Anthony

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“The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.”

The 14th Dalai Lama

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“Forget yesterday - it has already forgotten you. Don't sweat tomorrow - you haven't even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift - today.”

Steve Maraboli

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“Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.”

James Allen

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“Trade your expectation for appreciation and the world changes for you.”

Anthony Robbins

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“Appreciation...acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts.”

Alan Cohen

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“What counts can’t always be counted; what can be counted doesn’t always count.”

Albert Einstein

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“The most fortunate are those who have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder.”

Abraham Maslow

Here are some stories about everyday heroes who show 'appreciation'.
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Carl Schuenemann My Dad is always appreciating me. He makes sure I am ready for a test, He plays sports with me for practice, and is always kind to me. My Dad always cheers me on at sports games and that keeps me going. My Dad makes me feel better if I'm hurt. My Dad and I play basketball on my front driveway. He drives me to...
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Mom and Dad My heroes are my mom and dad! They always created a loving environment for me to grow and make mistakes, but always gave their unconditional love and support to help me find myself as a caring human being. I couldn't have wished for a better relationship than the one I savor with them. Love you guys so much!
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Carly and Molly Carly and Molly are not your ordinary sisters. Though they are just 13 and 15 they founded Hives for Lives, a non-profit organization that sells honey and honey products, and donates all profits to the American Cancer Society. Carly and Molly, who grew up helping with their grandparents' beekeeping hobby, started...
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Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

Tell Us Your Story Everyday Hero Stories

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ACHIEVEMENT
AMBITION
APPRECIATING NATURE
APPRECIATION
BEING THERE
BELIEVE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
CARING
CHARACTER
CHARITY
CHEER
CIVILITY
CLASS AND GRACE
COMMITMENT
COMMON GROUND
COMPASSION
COMPLIMENTS
COMPROMISE
CONFIDENCE
CONNECTING
COURAGE
COURTESY
CREATIVITY
DEDICATION
DETERMINATION
DEVOTION
DO THY BEST
DO YOUR PART
DRIVE
EDUCATION
ENCOURAGEMENT
EQUALITY
EXCELLENCE
FAMILY
FITNESS
FORESIGHT
FORGIVENESS
FRIENDSHIP
GENEROSITY
GET ALONG
GIVING BACK
GOOD EXAMPLES
GOOD MANNERS
GRATITUDE
GREAT MUSIC
GRIT
HARD WORK
HEALTH
HELPING OTHERS
HONESTY
HONOR
HOPE
HUMILITY
IMAGINE
INCLUDING OTHERS
INCLUSION
INGENUITY
INNOVATION
INSPIRATION
INTEGRITY
JOY
JUSTICE
KINDNESS
LAUGHTER
LEADERSHIP
LEARNING
LISTENING
LITERACY
LIVE LIFE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
LOVE
LOYALTY
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
MENTORING
MINDFULNESS
MOTIVATION
OPPORTUNITY
OPTIMISM
OVERCOMING
PARENTING
PASSION
PATIENCE
PEACE
PERSEVERANCE
PERSISTENCE
PIONEERING
PLEASE AND THANK YOU
PRACTICE
PREPARATION
PURPOSE
REACHING OUT
RESILIENCY
RESPECT
RESPONSIBILITY
RIGHT CHOICES
RISING ABOVE
SACRIFICE
SERVICE
SHARING
SMILE
SOUL
SPORTSMANSHIP
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
STEWARDSHIP
STRENGTH
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
TEAM WORK
TRUE BEAUTY
TRUST
UNITY
VISION
VOLUNTEERING
WONDER
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Ken from Spring Valley, IL SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
The best things in life aren't things.

Anonymous JANUARY 12, 2015
I'm a special education teacher. We use your website to teach important values to our students. The videos are great education tools! Keep up the good work! Thank you. Brent, Minnesota

Lexi from NewRichmond SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
I love it guys

Brad from Cincinnati JANUARY 21, 2014
I love it

Bruce Willingham from Warner Robins, Ga MARCH 1, 2013
Appreciation is to show gratefulness to someone.

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